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Cheapflights Canada

April 26, 2011 16:01 ET

Plan Your Own Royal Wedding With

Presents Essentials on How and Where to Plan a Wedding Abroad

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - With the highly anticipated Royal Wedding only a few days away,, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, gets in the spirit of love and romance with its guide on Planning a Wedding Abroad along with a list of Top 10 Wedding Destinations. Discover where and how to plan the perfect destination wedding with all the necessary trimmings, minus the royal price tag.

Here we explore three of the six essential elements for planning the perfect wedding day abroad:

  • Choose your destination -- Where would your fantasy wedding be? Winter wonderland or a sun-drenched beach? The climate you want to enjoy on the big day will help you choose the perfect destination. There's no limit to what you could do, from tying the knot on a paradise Caribbean beach to getting hitched on the hop in Las Vegas or declaring underwater love at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia; you really can let your imagination run wild. Have a look at wedding brochures, check the internet, speak to friends, or think about revisiting places that have a special significance for you as a couple.

    As a useful guide, has put together its pick of Top 10 Wedding Destinations which include romantic locales and unique settings around the globe on where to tie the knot. Some of the exotic settings that made our list include the beautiful and serene Banff National Park in Canada; the lush Caribbean island of St. Lucia; the vineyards in Tuscany; the ever popular New York City; and the palaces of Jaipur, India. To read the complete list, visit

  • Find out about legal requirements -- Once you've decided in which country you want to get married, make sure you do some thorough research about the legal requirements by speaking to the embassy or consulate of the country you'd like to go to. Some places, such as Las Vegas, require only that you get a marriage license when you arrive. Others, such as France, will need one of you to be living in your chosen place of marriage for at least 30 days before the ceremony. It is common that you will need to produce a certificate of no impediment. In order to get this you need to post the notice of marriage at your local registry office at home for three weeks. Many places also require parental consent if one of you is under 19. And remember that a wedding abroad will often be a civil ceremony.

  • Decide the style of ceremony -- Once you've chosen the country and checked that you can fulfill the legalities, think about what style of service you want. Again the choices are endless -- you could tie the knot overlooking the sea in the gardens of a hotel on the Amalfi Coast, at a Civil Service in a town hall, on top of a mountain, on the beach, or even in an ice chapel in Sweden.

For the next three essentials on planning the perfect destination wedding, visit

To discover's Top 10 destinations for getting married abroad in 2011, visit

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