At Wedding Ideas, we understand the importance of keeping costs down for your dream day, and so do info-site MarryAbroad.co.uk when it comes to choosing to get married abroad…

The site promotes venues and planners worldwide, and boasts a wedding offers page – MarryAbroad Exclusive – full of special deals on short and long haul packages.

Site Co-Founder, Steph Bishop, states: “Brides and grooms are becoming increasingly savvy about the associated costs of getting married. Too often in the UK if you tell venues you are booking a wedding, the price quote doubles in an instance. Here, we have hand-picked our five best overseas wedding deals however, which offer UNBELIEVABLY romantic settings at very reasonable rates.

Furthermore, couples will get around 20% more ‘bang for their buck’ with the Euro this year, compared to last. That’s why we have chosen two European ceremonies in our top five.

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Delight in a Turkish wedding for £675, saving £150

Wedding organisers, Egg know it can be a daunting task planning a wedding overseas. Their special deal includes legal advice, help and guidance with the paperwork, a wedding co-ordinator for two days, wedding transport, translation during the ceremony, liason with a registrar, a multi-lingual marriage certificate and help finding local vendors and suppliers for the day.

For more info, visit www.marryabroad.co.uk/weddings-in-turkey.shtml

Return flights from London to Dalaman, Turkey, this October start from around £121 searching on travel site www.momondo.co.uk.

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Say it in San(d) Diego for £481

OR get married with Seaside Beach Weddings, in groovy San Diego, California, USA, at a beach, shoreline park or Cliffside location for just $750 (or around £480 at the moment). This package includes a Reverend to conduct the ceremony, professional wedding photography, step-by-step planning, liaison with vendors for hair and transportation, a hand-tied bouquet and groom’s fresh flower, filing of the California marriage license and a keepsake certificate. The deal also includes a unique ‘Unity Sand Ceremony’, whereby couples create a blended sand ornament together, to symbolise their union.

For more info, visit www.marryabroad.co.uk/weddings-in-california.shtml

Return flights from London to San Diego this October start from around £659 searching on travel site momondo.co.uk.

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Thai the knot in Phuket for £959

Wedding planners Creative Events Asia are currently offering a Tropical Thai Package, to get hitched on the beach in Phuket. For 52,000 THB (about £959), couples will receive full liaison pre and post-wedding with a planner, return transfers to their beach venue, floral décor, a bride’s bouquet and groom’s button hole, a souvenir certificate, an English-speaking celebrant and a professional photographer who will provide a digital CD of the photos. On top of this, a bottle of sparkling wine, light snacks, fresh fruit and soft drinks are included on the day.

For more info, visit www.marryabroad.co.uk/weddings-in-thailand.shtml

Return flights form London to Phuket this October start from around £491 searching on travel site momondo.co.uk.

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Be a chatelaine bride for just £1,569, saving 10%

Chateau Challain in France is offering an Elopement Package, perfect for those couples who wish to run away à deux and get married in a castle. The package costs €2,250 (or approximately £1,569) and includes two nights in a Tower Suite with breakfast, one light lunch and one arrival dinner. It also includes a garden or tower ceremony with celebrant, a private three-course dinner with a wedding cake, plus flowers, bouquet, hair and make-up, a table centrepiece and the actual ceremony.

For more info, visit www.marryabroad.co.uk/weddings-in-france.shtml

Return flights from London to Nantes this October start from around £100 searching on travel site momondo.co.uk.

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Get spliced in Zante for £664

Planning firm Zante Weddings on the Greek island of Zakynthos knows all too well the romantic appeal of the third largest of the Ionian Islands. For just 952 (about £664) – saving 15% – couples will receive a bridal bouquet in their choice of colours, a matching groom’s buttonhole, 36 colour photos, decorated bridal transport and floral centrepiece, music and confetti at the ceremony, a private co-ordinator throughout, plus all translations and marriage papers.

For more info, visit www.marryabroad.co.uk/weddings-in-greece.shtml

Return flights from London to Zakynthos this October start from around £108 searching on travel site momondo.co.uk.

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More a bit more inspiration for a wedding abroad, check out what some of our real brides did when they got hitched overseas!

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