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Marriages abroad increasingly popular

26 January 2009 08:09

Marriages abroad increasingly popular

A growing number of couples are choosing to get married in a foreign country, a wedding publication has claimed.

Conde Nast Bride Magazine has said that a combination of good weather and lower costs has encouraged more couples to have their big day overseas.

Executive retail editor Thea Darricotte suggested that while the credit crunch and the possible recession have made people more careful with money, it has not stopped couples wanting to tie the knot.

Ms Darricotte said that in the magazine's experience, "there is no way the market has been affected".

She commented: "The government are always spewing out figures about how weddings are in decline, but actually that is because they don't take weddings abroad into account.

"We think more people are choosing to get married abroad, especially if you look at the weather right now. Obviously there has been so much flooding, and it’s a wet September, the wettest on record for a long time. I think it makes sense for people to go to a warmer climate."

Recent research from Halifax Travel Insurance revealed that the Caribbean is the top choice for couples who choose to get married abroad. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18774180-ADNFCR