Every Year thousands of couples elope. Elopement nowadays doesn't mean that you are running away to marry against people's wishes, even though that's what wikipedia would have us believe. The amount of couples getting married abroad every year is growing, but why? A large reason is that so many people naturally migrate out of "home countries" and live as expats through choice, employment or situation in different countries. So they will be eloping as a natural or only option for marriage.
It means different things to different people, yes there may be an element of secrecy around it, after all for many reasons weddings can be complicated and political and sometimes upsetting for family members and friends, but a lot of the time it is for ease, simplicity or just something different. It may be a second marriage, the wonderful joining of a blended family, families that are scattered all over the world, a young couple madly in love, a couple who have their lives together however with visa/residence permit issues they may find themselves suddenly faced with separation. Getting married abroad is a truly wonderful way of creating some wonderful memories together.
Getting married abroad for International couples can be done in many ways, you can have a town hall wedding, you can have a simple civil ceremony in a location outside of the registry office, maybe a beach, a hotel suite, a wedding venue or in a restaurant/function room. The choices are endless and there are also many places in the world where this is possible, for the sunshine people will head to Gibraltar, for a cosmopolitan city wedding then you need look no further than Copenhagen the Copenhagen city hall wedding is truly wonderful. For a beach setting you have the option of a beach wedding in Gibraltar, hot, sandy, or the contrast to a Nordic beach and wonderful setting for a ceremony.
To understand the process of how to get married abroad please see our blog , this explains the process of getting married in Denmark. But for extra ease there is even a short info diagram below which pretty much sums it up!
For an international and expat couples wanting to marry abroad then sometimes the option of finding a wedding planner may be beneficial, you can easily search for Wedding Planner in Denmark or Wedding Planner in Copenhagen in google and several choices will come up. But make sure you find an expert wedding planner who specialises in Expat and International couples. For more of an insight on why wedding planners are beneficial please see our blog, of course it is up to your budget and your ideas for the ceremony.
Getting married abroad is a wonderful experience and you can certainly find something that suits all couples in either Denmark or Gibraltar, it is simple, fast and your experience can be shaped exactly how you would want it.
We are happy to provide you with a free documents list of what you will require for either location - and also advice, we know its stressful marrying in a "foreign" country!
We are happy to provide advice and a free no obligation documents list of which documents you will require to get married in Denmark or Get married in Gibraltar – just contact us on any of the methods below.
Have a look at our awesome YouTube channel for short information Vlogs on how easy it is to elope and get married abroad!
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