Ensure a stress free wedding and honeymoon..
With your attention fully on arranging the big day and beyond, it's easy to forget the real basics... like making sure your trip is safe and without trouble. Chances are it will be of course, but as with any visit abroad occasionally things can go wrong.
Fortunately, such incidents are easy to avoid with a little planning and with this in mind, we're working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to help you stay safe throughout your wedding and holiday.
The FCO website offers straightforward travel advice, top tips and up to date country information to help you plan your trip. Worth passing their advice onto your guests too! Check out their dedicated guide to getting married abroad.
Travel tips from the FCO:
• Make sure you have valid travel - and wedding insurance, even if you’re only planning a short trip. And make sure it will cover you for wherever you’re going and whatever activities you plan to take part in while you’re there.
• Visit your GP as soon as possible before you travel. They will check that your vaccinations are up to date and give you helpful health advice for your trip.
• Read up on your destination, including local laws and customs. A good travel guide should give you this information, and it’s also worth talking to your travel agent or tour operator about possible risks.
• Make photocopies of your passport, visas, insurance details and any other important travel documents. Take one copy with you (packed separately from your real documents) and leave another copy with a relative or friend at home. Alternatively store them online using a secure data storage site.
Country by country advice:
You can also find travel advice for specific countries on the FCO Travel Advice by Country which includes potentially risky areas of the country to visit, as well as any health issues that you should watch out for.
The information is updated regularly, so by selecting the countries you plan to travel to, you can make sure you’re properly informed.