10 reasons to book a wedding abroad

There are many advantages to hosting your wedding abroad, including a significant cost reduction and the increased chance of getting some vitamin D, of course. 


It’s also the epitome of romance – there’s something so magical about jetting off to a new land with your nearest and dearest to celebrate your union.


We’ve been chatting with the weddings team at Thomson about why a destination wedding may just be perfect for you…

You can have a wedding and honeymoon in one

Imagine saying ‘I do’, having the most perfect night of celebration and then being able to start your honeymoon as soon as the celebrations end. No waiting around or going back to work as you’re already on your trip of a lifetime.

You can *almost* guarantee the sunshine

If you are planning a wedding in a warm country then you can feel much more at ease when organising something like an outdoor ceremony or a beach-side drinks reception. The weather in the UK can be unpredictable so if sunshine on your wedding day is really important to you then consider a destination wedding.

You will be following in the footsteps of your favourite celebrities

Keira Knightley and James Righton jetted off to France for their nuptials and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen said ‘I do’ in Italy so you will be in great company if you choose a wedding abroad. An exotic location is the perfect way to add some glamour and style to your special day.

You can do it on a budget

Weddings abroad can be done on a budget – especially as many weddings abroad can be booked on a full package basis, meaning your food, décor, flowers and ceremony are all included in one price.


You can refine your guest list

If you want to keep your wedding a small and intimate occasion then a wedding abroad can be a great way to keep your guest list small and you can create a very exclusive handpicked guest list without causing any upset.

You get your own in-resort wedding coordinator

When planning a wedding with Thomson you get your very own dedicated wedding co-ordinator – based at your resort and hotel – they can be on hand to help you plan your wedding, they know the location inside out and they will be there on the day to make sure your wedding runs perfectly.

Your wedding will be unique

For a wedding to remember – you can’t beat a wedding in a faraway location where your guests have never been before. If you are a couple that loves to stand out from the crowd then a destination wedding could really suit your style.

You can have peace of mind

When booking a wedding abroad with Thomson you can feel safe in the knowledge that your trip comes with ATOL protection, meaning your money is protected.

Your wedding can still be tailored to you

Just because you are planning your wedding from afar, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have a wedding that is tailored to you. With Thomson you can choose from over 100 venues in 16 different countries, giving you plenty of choice.

The world is your oyster!


No matter what style of wedding you are wanting to throw, you will have the world to choose from! Plan a wedding full of adventure, fun or relaxation depending on your style. If you don’t know where to start then visit the Wedding Destination Picker and find the location that is perfect for you.