Mexico, the Seychelles, Hawaii, Zanzibar…wherever it is you’re dreaming of jetting off to, leaf through Virgin’s new Weddings and Special Occasions brochure and you’re sure to find a location you’ll love, at a price that’s perfect for your budget – whether you’re one of the 500,000 Brits globe-trotting to actually tie the knot, or are just making a getaway in the wake of your wedding.
And just wait for the icing on the (wedding) cake: whether you’re A-List or just Average-Joe status, you’ll be treated like a celeb with Virgin’s Rockstar Service. No more fretting over keeping The Dress in mint condition whilst you travel – Virgin will organise a special wedding dress carriage box, so you can sit back in their extra-magical V-rooms – think video games, internet access as well as free food, soft drinks and the rock star essential, the big-screen TV – at Gatwick or Manchester airport without a worry.
You’ll also be looking forward to whatever has been planned by you and Virgin’s special concierge service. Expect local experts from your resort to contact you with tips on tours and suggestions on what to see before you fly out – perfect for planning exactly what to pack for a stress-free trip.
So there’s no need to throw any rock star-style tantrums over organizing your wedding or your honeymoon (those flat screen TVs in the v-room can remain safely un-smashed) with Virgin making it all so effortless. After it’s all over, you’ll struggle to readjust to the un-starry lifestyle – though at least you’ll have a new hubby to snuggle up to instead.
Get a head start on getting hitched or honeymooning abroad with top tips from Virgin’s Wedding Supervisor, Hayat Bourne:
•For a quick-fix wedding, try Las Vegas, Antigua and Barbados – ‘Ideal destinations for tying the knot quickly.’
•For taking your vows off the beaten track, Bali, Thailand and Kenya are good bets, ‘but be prepared to stay that little bit longer as some countries have minimum residency periods.’
•Don’t forget the legalities! Hayat advises to check legal requirements before your trip, bearing in mind that ‘travel to some countries requires a visa,’ and to make sure that you ‘pack your original wedding documents and wedding attire in your hand luggage for safe keeping,’ – don’t let lost luggage disasters ruin your trip!
Visit Virgin’s pages on weddings
and honeymoons , and read more about the Rockstar Service on their Magic Touches page.
By Alexandra Davey