One of the biggest days of your life is your wedding day which is why such a lot of planning goes into the whole event. Everyone wants the day to be perfect, the weather beautiful and all aspects of the day to glide effortlessly passed so that the bride and groom and all the guests can relax and enjoy the entire day. But this doesn’t happen without a lot of hard work and when you live in the United Kingdom there are certain factors you need to consider. Not least the weather.
The UK weather is world renowned but for all the wrong reasons. It is generally unpredictable, even at the height of the summer which is traditionally a busy time for weddings. After spending a great deal of time and money on the perfect dress and elegant hair and make up, no bride wants to jump through puddles and have her wedding photographs held under an umbrella. Then there is the cost. Weddings are notoriously expensive and as these days families tend to be scattered around the country, if not the world, there is often a cost involved for all guests.
It is therefore not surprising that many people are now searching for alternative arrangements which will enhance their day and ease many of the tensions surrounding such a big event. This will often include relocating to another country to make the day as special as possible for the entire wedding party.
One of the many popular places is Antigua, in the West Indies. This is a fascinating and idyllic Caribbean island which really does boast the beaches of fairy tales and dreams. Not just one beach but the island actually has 365 to choose from. The capital city, St John’s is in the North West of the island with numerous luxury resorts doted around the whole coastline. It is also a country that is frequented by sailors from around the world so there are always plenty of spectacular boats and yachts to look at. In fact, if eyeing up the boats of the wealthy is of interest to you then the regatta in April and May would be an ideal time to visit. If you plan your wedding for this time there will certainly be many wonderful boats to see from all corners of the world.
Organising weddings abroad couldn’t be easier. These days many travel agents have multiple packages to choose from. In fact the hardest part is deciding exactly which one to go for. Pages and pages of beautiful beaches with white sand and frothy clear blue seas, all lined by perfect palm trees makes it a difficult decision to make. However, generally each hotel has its own package that may vary slightly and this may be the deciding factor. To wake up to the sound of the sea gently rolling in is truly remarkable and watching the sun set as you take an evening stroll is certainly an ideal romantic backdrop to such a special day.
All inclusive packages are popular in Antigua as they really do remove all the stress from the trip. From arriving at the resort literally everything is taken care of. There is no need to carry money around or fret about tipping as it really isn’t required. There is also a choice of restaurants to eat at which generally range from the more informal to a la carte menus. The beauty of weddings abroad is that once you have decided on the package literally everything is done for you. You are also pretty much guaranteed beautiful weather and to say your vows in such a stunning setting will only enhance the day. The cost is often cheaper than a conventional wedding at home which, for many people, is an important factor.
Generally, to take friends and family to such a stunning environment for such a special occasion is very enticing. Weddings are an ideal time for families to get together and catch up with the extended family. To spend a few days in the sunshine whilst being looked after by the cheerful and helpful staff, will certainly make your wedding a memorable occasion for everyone and once the guests leave you are all set for a relaxing honeymoon.