Imagine a stretch of white sand and the shade of palm trees - or perhaps a sweeping view over a lush green valley in the Mediterranean. Sound like the perfect place to say your vows?
With around one in five British weddings taking place abroad, you’re clearly not alone. So if the lure of an exotic wedding has swayed you, you might now be thinking - what next?
Surprisingly, planning a wedding abroad might not be as daunting a prospect as it sounds. Yes, it may mean planning has to start a little sooner - but depending on where you go, you might also find it can be a cheaper option. Good weather is more of a guarantee if you pick the perfect time of year to go to your dream destination.
For a step-by-step guide and some useful tips, take a look at the guide to getting married abroad from Sainsbury’s Bank. All the essentials are covered, from the ‘nitty gritty’ - like the legalities and the budget planning - to the finer details like when to send out your ‘save the date’ cards!
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Find out more with this guide from Sainsburys Bank:
To grab the interest of any potential buyer, you need to ensure you have created an enticing ad. Listings without photos of your dress, listings with too many different font styles and sizes or with a minimal (or completely bare!) dress description – none of these ads will help sell your wedding dress. Ensure you upload your allocated quote of photos - which should be as clear and detailed as possible. Bear in mind that the first photo you upload is the one that is the “thumbnail” photo and the one that will appear first in any search results – make sure it is the best photo of your dress! We recommend that you use a full length front and back photo, a front and back close-up and use the remaining photo for any other interesting detail, or to show any marks, or perhaps dress tags etc. Stock photos should be avoided where possible, as not all designers allow sellers to use their stock shots.
Sell My Wedding Dress is featured as a top tip on MoneySaving Expert.com’s wedding feature:
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Second-hand dress sites offer glam gowns for a fraction of the RRP. MoneySavers' three top sites to try are SellMyWeddingDress, Preloved and Confetti's for-sale section. Other good bets are The Dressmarket, Gumtree and, of course, eBay* (see eBay Buying Tips and the Local eBay Deals Finder).