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15 September 2011 10:03
The number of couples choosing to marry in an exotic location has increased, it has been claimed
Tasks to organise for a holiday, such as
travel insurance, look set to start appearing more often on wedding to-do lists as an expert has revealed a rise in the number of couples getting married abroad.
Exotic destinations including Mauritius, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand are attracting more bride and grooms-to-be than before, Belinda Hanks, editor of Confetti.co.uk, claimed.
According to Ms Hanks, research has shown that in the last five years, one in four (26%) people who got married do so while on holiday. In the 1990s, this figure was at 20%, while in the 1970s just 4% of couples exchanged vows abroad.
One of the main benefits for arriving at the honeymoon destination before the ceremony has taken place is cost, Ms Hanks said.
She said: "Brides tell us that they can save money simply because it makes for a smaller wedding party and combines the cost of a honeymoon in one.
"If the couple ends up paying for family and friends to attend, however, then costs can go up."
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