It's all very well choosing a far flung, tropical destination for your nuptials but have you considered how much stress your decision to marry overseas may cause your nearest and dearest?
Why you may ask? Well, for starters, there's the cost. Especially if you're flying off to the other side of the world and expect your bff, who is currently in between jobs, to fork out hundreds if not a thousand or so just to be present to witness your big moment. Or then there's Aunt Jemima who hasn't renewed her passport in years and is probably too frail to fly anyway. Or what about your first cousin who's just given birth to her firstborn and doesn't want to expose her child to any health risks in foreign lands? And finally what about your mother-in-law-to-be who has a morbid fear of flying? Will they think you're selfish for choosing a far flung land for your big day? Will anyone even show up?
These are just a few of the problems faced by couples deciding to tie the knot on fancy, foreign soils. What should be one of the happiest times in your life can become soured by the stressed and anxious faces of your nearest and dearest who are afraid they may not be able to afford to attend your wedding.
So what happens if you announce to family and friends that you are getting married abroad in the sun but still on British soil, only 2.5 hours by air? Further, the cost of travelling is most reasonable making it quite the viable option for most of your guests. Well, there will be tears but tears of joy we're guessing!
That is because getting married in Gibraltar not only has the advantage of being accessible from most UK airports with direct flights into Gibraltar and Malaga at fairly low costs if booked in advance; of using the Pound as currency so no fussing around with Euros or the like; of being quintessentially British with English as the first language and, of course, enjoying year round sunshine and being so within spitting distance of Spain and Morocco. Guests can make a holiday out of your wedding by travelling to Marbella and beyond or taking a trip into North Africa. Complete value for money!
A wedding in Gibraltar will cost, on average, more than 60% less than a UK wedding. Being VAT exempt, you have a 20% saving without even stepping foot into the territory. Being duty free, you can even make a great saving by choosing your wedding rings from one of the many Main Street jewellers.
Your guests will thank you for choosing Gibraltar as your wedding destination. So tropical in flavour but still so British. Bride Gibraltar offers you fantastic wedding guest packages complete with flights, transfers, hotels and excursions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.