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Paperwork Explained

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Paperwork Explained

Just like the UK, there is a small amount of paperwork and form filling to do to ensure your marriage abroad is legal.

If you are booking your wedding through a travel agent or wedding planner, they will take care of most of this for you. Similarly most hotels will be able to advise.

Making sense of it all

If you need help getting your head around the basics, have a look at our quick overview. There's also an idiot's guide to the jargon explaining the common wedding abroad terms.

And check your country's specific legalities in the Where in the World section.

Our information is constantly being updated but we encourage couples to double check details with the authorities. Find their contact details in Where in the World.

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A quick run down to the general process involved when you decide to get married abroad.

If it sounds daunting it isn't - all you really need to know is the requirements for your particular country, which are all detailed in the Where in the World section. These are just a few pointers to give you a general idea..