getting married abroad

Getting married abroad... choosing the perfect overseas wedding location

If you are, then you are joining the growing number of couples choosing to marry overseas over a more traditional wedding here in the UK.

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For many, it's a no brainer. Guaranteed sunshine, an idyllic setting, the things dreams are made of and why not? However, for many, the off-putting factor is combining the usual logistics and worry when planning a wedding, compounded by the fact it's hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from home. Yet it needn't be that way.

The trend at the moment is for that boutique touch, individually styled rooms to add a touch of luxury and sense to the occasion. You've worked hard, saved hard, so why not indulge? After all, this is your special day.

However, alongside 'that hotel', comes a raft of other considerations and questions that require answers, before making that final booking:

Will it cater for blended families? Will it provide a make-up artist and hair stylist? How do I get my wedding dress there in one piece? Where do I get the best exchange rates? Will it suggest things to do, so I don't feel as if I have to entertain everyone after the big day and I get to enjoy time as a newly wed?

Wedding-Venue-by-wandee007---Freedigitalphotos.netYou are not alone if any or all of those questions and maybe some others are racing through your mind. Choosing the right destination means finding the right travel agents; or if you are organising everything directly and by yourself, getting those key questions in early, to help minimise stress making the detail that accompanies each stage of planning that much easier, as the bigger aspects are sorted.

As we are all individuals, our wedding will obviously be unique. What is important to one person, may not be as important to another. Making a list of 'deal breakers' before you start, will make choosing the right location that much easier. It will also help you to determine who you start talking to, ensuring they're on the same wavelength as you. If you are, then they will be ready to take care of your every need and want.

Wedding planning is stressful.

Wedding-Accessories-Champagne-Glass-by-Rosen-Georgiev-freedigitalphotos.netEveryone connected with the wedding business knows this and those (worth their salt) will go that extra distance to minimise or reduce your stress levels by making life easier for you, no matter what part of the planning process you are at.

People realise you have budgets, so please do not mistake their offering of suggestions or alternatives as an up sell, that they're disrespecting the financial constraints you may be working with. They are merely being helpful and making you aware of options. It may be that there are things that you hadn't considered and, after a period of reflection, you may decide that these would add that extra touch that you are looking for?

It isn't always the case but many wedding destinations require legal documents. Some have to be translated, legalised and presented before a judge, so that the ceremony can go ahead. Without them, you may not get the chance to say 'I do'. Always check with your travel agent or the hotel directly to confirm which documents are needed, and if they need to be presented in the native language.

It's the boring part of wedding planning, but essential, so it's best to budget for this.

Wherever you are getting married abroad, we wish you future happiness and success in you new life as Mr and Mrs.

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Celebrities getting married, living and partying abroad

Ever wondered which celebs have married, vacationed or partied where you are getting married abroad?

We give you the low down right here.

Weddings in Greece... land of ancient history but more recently:

These celebs frequently take their holidays here, so don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of:

Johnny Depp, Melanie Griffith, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zite Jones, Shakira, George Michael and Demi Moore.

Some have taken vacations a step further and actually have property there.

Celebs with Greek homes include:

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson (of Greek origin) bought a 6 acre summer house on the island of Antiparos. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere both have homes on the Island of Patmos (location for Pretty Woman 2 maybe?). Sean Connery has a property at Portocheli and Rowan Atkinson (or Mr Bean to his friends) owns a house on the Island of Andros.

The most recent high profiled wedding was between Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Tatiana Blatnik, who exchanged vows on the romantic Island of Spetses.

Getting married in Mexico ... and who like to holiday there too?

Mexico is a very popular location for the rich and famous to spend a vacation. Celebs which regularly holiday in Mexico include:

Singer Rhianna, actress Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson and actor George Cloony.

So you are in very good company if Mexico is for you!

Celebrities which have tied the knot there in the past have included Jenifer Lopez and Casper Smart and Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.

Cuban weddings ... doing the loco

Cuba is a very popular holiday destination, just ask:

Singer Alanis Morissette, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, former supermodel Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

Probably the most famous recent wedding anniversary to have taken place in Cuba was for Beyonce and Jay-Z. The celebration took place in Havana at the Hotel Saratoga. www.tlcuk.biz didn’t do any of the legal paperwork!

Back in the day, legendary crooner Frank Sinatra could often be seen there as was our very own Edward VII in the 1930’s and the Duke of Windsor in the 1940’s.

Dominican Republic weddings ... and the holiday destination of many

Back in 1994 ‘pop united with rock ‘n’ roll’ when the legendary Michael Jackson wed Lisa-Marie Presley. The wedding took place at Casa de Campo.

Vacation wise: MicroSoft founder Bill Gates is a regular as is former US President Bill Clinton and ‘A-list’ supreme couple Brad Pritt and Angelina Jolie.

Developer, hotelier and business leader Donald Trump has been known to take holidays in the Dominican Republic. As have Jennifer Lopez and Julio Iglesias

We think it’s fair to say that these destinations are popular for a reason and with an ever growing list of celebs making them places to be seen at, then you have made a great choice.

 

Darren Elliott

Legal documents UK

Wedding planning. For the most part it’s fun. But if you have booked a wedding abroad, then there is a high probability someone has (or will be) mentioning what documents for getting married will we need?

The good news, it’s not that bad, it is quite straightforward. But there can be differences on what is required for a Spanish wedding verses say getting married in Italy or a wedding in France.

Wedding planners or the travel agents wedding co-ordinator can help you decide what legal documents are needed. This will depend on the personal situation of you and your partner.

For example. If you are both single the documents for getting married will say differ from a couple who are both divorced or one has been adopted or widowed. Your agent should be able to advise you.

There is another added twist!

The business for weddings abroad is fierce.

Take Mexico weddings for example. There are national guidelines but the individual hotels do seem to have their own set of rules and this can vary region to region, hotel chain to hotel chain.

The best advice here is to speak with your agent. They will know as they will be in regular contact with the hotel and will be the first to know of any changes. The second bit of advice is to start the translation and legalisation of your wedding documents about 3 months before your wedding date.

From weddings in Portugal to getting married in Dominican Republic, www.tlcuk.biz can help with your legal document requirements.

Written by Darren Elliott

Wedding packages abroad

Whether you are choosing a wedding in Europe or a top wedding destination further afield, there is a high chance you will need to sort out your legal documents.

Depending on where your wedding abroad is, will decide what wedding documents you will need. There is not just one simple rule, there are different rules for different countries.

The legal requirements for getting married in Mexico will differ say from that of France or Germany.

We found this site www.tlcuk.biz which shows what documents are needed for both long and short haul wedding destinations. It is based on two Brits marrying.

If you are booking your overseas wedding through a travel agent or wedding planner, the chances are they have processes in place or can direct you in who to contact for arrange the translation and legalisation of your wedding documents.

The agent or planner can also verify which documents are needed for that particular hotel. If you need help, you can request a quote from TLC UK using their personal situation form. Simply fill out and submit.

Wedding Document Quote

You can call TLC UK on 0117-986-9578 or email eva@tlcuk.biz now.

Written by Darren Elliott

Notary Public UK

If you are looking for a notary public London or notary public Bristol because you are getting married abroad, these guys maybe able to help.

Notarised translations of legal documents (say your personal or wedding documents) may form part of the legal requirements for getting married in Mexico or a Cuban wedding.

But what does a notary public do?

The short and simple answer is they authenticate documents and their standing means they are recognised Worldwide by the receiving authority/jurisdiction. So if you are getting in the places like the ones already mentioned, you will require notarisation translation services.

At TLC UK their translators are known by the notary. So authenticating the documents is a seamless part of the solution. Saving you both time and money along the way.

TLC UK also provide a scheduled messenger service to the legalisation office Milton Keynes (FCO legalisation office) and for urgent requests requiring same day, the FCO London. If purchasing their full translation and legalisation package, this will all be included in the one price.

The service obviously works as there are many happy customers providing testimonials on their web site.

Wedding Document Quote

Need further assistance?
You can call TLC UK on 0117-986-9578 or email eva@tlcuk.biz now.

Written by Darren Elliott

Weddings abroad: Let’s talk about weddings in the Dominican Republic

All inclusive wedding packages are on the increase and some of the best hotels can be found for your wedding abroad 2014 or 2015 in the Dominican Republic.

So whether it is a last minute Dominican Republic wedding or you are in the early stages of planning your perfect wedding abroad, the Dominican Republic is and has been a very special destination of choice for couples getting married abroad.

First Choice Dominican Republic and Thomson Dominican Republic, who both operate under the TUI Travel structure, have some of the best all inclusive resorts and wedding packages with the Dominican Republic hotels to choose from.

The most popular searches for wedding venues tend to be centred around the hotels in Dominican Republic.

Of course, there are many other places and areas to choose from including Bavaro hotels, Bayahibe, Playa Dorada, Samana and Cayo Levantado. All will provide you with a stunning wedding reception for your dream wedding.

When it comes to translation and legalisation services of your wedding documents, Cuba uses a set of national guidelines which are widely accepted and used across the country.

However as variations can exist and changes may occur, it is worth starting the process about 3 months before your wedding date.

Determining which documents are needed for your destination wedding, will depend on your personal situation (and your partners). By that, we mean whether you are both single, divorced etc.

www.tlcuk.biz will apply your personal situation to the national guidelines. This can be obtained by visiting the Wedding document quote page.

Wedding Document Quote

Both Gemini and indeed TLC UK strongly recommend you speak with you travel agent or wedding co-ordinator as they will know the exact requirements of the wedding venue or that of the specific hotels in Dominican Republic.

Written by Darren Elliott

Weddings abroad Let’s talk about weddings in Cuba

Weddings in Cuba have consistently been a wedding destination of choice for couples looking at getting married abroad for as long as records have around. So a Cuban wedding is still as popular as it’s always been.

First Choice Cuba and Thomson Cuba, who both operate under the TUI Travel structure, have many wedding packages with Cuban hotels to choose from.

The most popular searches for wedding venues tend to be hotels in Cuba. Of course, there are many other places and areas to choose from including Varadero hotels, Cayo Coco, Havana, Cuba, Guardalavaca, Cuba.

When it comes to translation and legalisation services of your wedding documents, Cuba uses a set of national guidelines which are widely accepted and used across the country.

However as variations can exist and changes may occur, it is worth starting the process about 3 months before your wedding date.

Determining which documents are needed for your destination wedding, will depend on your personal situation (and your partners). By that, we mean whether you are both single, divorced etc.

www.tlcuk.biz will apply your personal situation to the national guidelines. This can be obtained by visiting the Wedding document quote page.

Wedding Document Quote

Both Gemini and indeed TLC UK strongly recommend you speak with you travel agent or wedding co-ordinator as they will know the exact requirements of the wedding venue or that of the specific hotels in Cuba.

Written by Darren Elliott

Professional translation services: Sworn translator

If you are looking for official translation document translation services, the chances are you will need a Sworn translator UK.

Sworn translators are those translators recognised and approved by government. Their stamp carries weight and confirms quality.

The UK and mainland Europe have slightly different rules.

However, given that your request is most likely to be for your English documentation to be translated into a foreign language, a Sworn translator, who will be a native speaker/national of the target language will be appointed.

Gemini Translation Services provide official translations London from its base in Holborn see www.gtsuk.biz.

If you are a couple planning on getting married abroad, Gemini can also help but would recommend www.tlcuk.biz as this is an area they specialise in.

Both Gemini and TLC UK provide professional translation services. In the cases of both business and personal customers, full legalisation services are also provided.

For business customers: sales@gtsuk.biz

For personal customers: info@tlcuk.biz

Alternatively visit the contact us page for telephone numbers and postal details.

For great service and quality from a leading translation services provider, we look forward to being of service to you soon.

Written by Darren Elliott

Top wedding destinations: getting married abroad

Overseas wedding locations have a forever changing top 10.

One year one is in, the next year another replaces the No.1 slot but safe to say the following are always amongst the favourites chosen by Brits wanting that perfect wedding abroad.

In this list of wedding destinations, there is a need for translation and legalisation services.

The chances are your travel agent will have already mentioned this to you. They may have even recommended or suggested a professional translation company UK.

The important point is certified translation services.

The professional translator needs to certify the document and there is the possibility of notary and legalising a document requirements too.

www.tlcuk.biz has tailored its professional translation services to provide a packaged translation and legalisation solutions for couples getting married abroad.

The most frequently asked wedding destinations include:

Getting married in Cuba

Getting married in Dominican Republic

Getting married in Mexico

Getting married in Spain

Getting married in Greece

If these locations don’t tickle your fancy, then maybe you can check out the other destinations on the TLC UK weddings abroad page.

If translation and legalisation services are required for your perfect wedding abroad, don’t leave it to chance.

Written by Darren Elliott

Perfect wedding: destinations in Europe

Planning on a wedding location abroad and undecided?

Short haul destinations including weddings in Greece are becoming more and more popular with Brits, looking to get an extra bang for their buck (well £ to be precise).

Many destination weddings including those in Europe may require certified translation services by a professional translation agency UK. But what does that actually mean?

As these overseas wedding locations are most likely non-English speaking then you will need to present your legal documents in the language spoken in that country.

Not all wedding destinations require the translation and legalisation of documents but some do. So always best to check with your travel agent.

You may have already checked and been told you will require document translation services.

If this is the case, you will need to source a reliable translation services supplier who understands the getting married abroad process and what is required, rather than just asking someone who just happens to speak the language to do it for you or worst still Google translate it!

www.tlcuk.biz have a page dedicated to weddings abroad including locations in Europe. All supported with many client testimonials and recommendations.

If you don’t wish to sweat the small stuff and just get straight to it, you can ask a question and the team at TLC UK will get straight back to you with the information you need or a solution to get things moving.

Written by Darren Elliott

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