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Destination Weddings: where should I get married?

Planning a destination wedding is a dream come true for many couples, and with so many options available to us nowadays, choosing the perfect place can be difficult. Will you pick a destination with family roots, a country with significant meaning to you both, or somewhere you simply love? We’ve been looking at the latest statistics for overseas weddings to help you choose the best location for your dream day.48% of couples wed in July, August and September, making summer still the top choice for wedding dates, suggesting that couple’s consider weather as a huge reason for choosing a wedding abroad. The UK weather remains as unpredictable as ever – just look at the March snow! Sunshine is never guaranteed, so couples are increasingly choosing to elope to warmer climates in order to enjoy a wedding day without the fear of unpredictable weather.  

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The Luxury Wedding Fair 2017

After a bustling weekend of meeting brides and suppliers at The Luxury Wedding Fair, the dust has settled and we’ve caught up on the paperwork! A big thank you to our wedding planners who joined us over the weekend at the Beyond Weddings Planning Pavilion. Here’s a selection of some of our favourite moments.

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Things to do in Japan

If you’ve decided to marry or honeymoon in the cultural wonder of Japan, make sure you take time to visit some of the incredible sights that the country has to offer. From towering castles to immaculate gardens, there is so much to experience during your stay. Here are our recommendations on the top things to do in Japan…

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Changing to my married name – before or after my destination wedding?

If you’re planning to change your name after getting married and you’re planning a destination wedding, it’s important to think about the logistics of changing your name. To avoid problems on your return, your flights, visa, credit cards and passport must all be in the same name.It is possible to change the name on your passport three months before your wedding ceremony; however, your passport will only be valid after the date of the ceremony. So if you’re planning on legally marrying in the UK before heading abroad, you could change your name on your passport and fly with your new, married name. However, it’s important to remember that certain countries won’t issue visas for post-dated passports, so ensure that you’ve researched this beforehand. If you do change your name before the destination wedding, it’s essential that you have all of your flights and accommodation booked with the new name.

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