Next year, I’ll be one of the 25% of brides (or there abouts) who will be having a destination wedding overseas. And while a destination wedding isn’t just about exotic beaches (I’ve heard of other brides-to-be getting married in Tuscan villages, European cities and the bright lights of New York), I’ll be living out my wedding dream on one of Jamaica’s quietest bits of sand (fingers crossed for the quiet bit).
More and more brides and grooms are swapping the big white English wedding for a destination wedding. And when the average cost of a UK wedding falls just under £25,000, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise. You can bag a wedding package abroad for a couple of grand. And if you reduce the guest list down to closest family and friends (or if you’re brave enough, just elope, the two of you), you can save a huge chunk of money on your big day.