Couples getting hitched abroad because of unreliable weather
26 January 2009 08:55
Many British couples are heading abroad to get married as they don't want the unreliability of the British weather to spoil their big day, according to the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA).
Peter Staddon, spokesperson for BIBA, said that as people cannot guarantee the British weather, they are heading to other climates where the weather is more predictable.
He added that others believe they are being "taken for a ride" in the UK and are thus getting married elsewhere for what they deem to be better value.
Furthermore, he stated that the influence that celebrities have in changing a person's views of getting married abroad is "disputable".
Anyone who does decide to head to foreign shores to get hitched are advised to take out travel insurance to cover any mishaps that may spoil their big day, especially a lost dress or medical needs.
The average cost of a wedding in the UK is six times more expensive than abroad and many people choose to tie the knot abroad to avoid a family feud spoiling the occasion.