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Top Tips For Planning A Wedding In Switzerland

Every traveller knows that the perfect way to get married would be abroad. If you have itchy feet, then planning a destination wedding is perfect.

With so many amazing wedding destinations to choose from, it can be hard to pick the perfect place. One of the best places to get married is Switzerland; it’s a beautiful country with some amazing wedding venues to choose from.


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Switzerland is a beautiful country; it is home to lakes, traditional villages, and, of course, the Alps. A popular skiing destination in the winter months, a hikers paradise in the summer, Switzerland has a lot to offer.

If the idea of getting married in Switzerland appeals to you, then you are in the right place. For a guide to all the ins and outs of planning a wedding in Switzerland, have a read of our useful wedding planning guide, below:

Choosing your location

Just like with any wedding, the first thing you will need to do is choose where you want to get married. Switzerland is a big place and has many amazing wedding venues to choose from, so it’s important to take your time when choosing one.

If you aren’t familiar with the area in Switzerland that you have chosen, it might be a good idea to spend some time there beforehand. Although this will come at an additional cost, it’s important that before you arrive for your wedding, you know what to expect.

Set a budget

Once you have found an area that you want to get married in, the next step is to set a budget for your big day. Sit down with your significant other and discuss how much you want to spend on the whole event. This should include the cost of flights, accommodation and transfers to and from the airport.

Until you have set a budget, you won’t be able to pick a venue of start getting organised. Getting married in Switzerland doesn’t have to be more expensive than getting married in the UK, you can spend as much as you want.

Opt for a venue that does weddings in English

In Switzerland, most wedding ceremonies are done in German, unless you opt for a venue that offers English. Unless you speak fluent German, it’s a good idea to opt for a venue that offers marriage services in English. Otherwise, you and your guests won’t understand what is going on.

While many of the smaller wedding venues don’t offer services in English, you will find that most of the larger ones do. So for a wedding done in English, a larger venue is your best bet.

Pick the perfect hotel

For many couples choosing to get married in Switzerland, the hotel is one of the most important factors to consider. If you are getting married during peak season, then it’s important to choose your hotel in advance. Otherwise, you may not end up with the accommodation that you want.

There are some amazing hotel deals online, so make sure to have a look at these. As well as getting a fantastic deal for the honeymoon suite, you may also be able to get some deals on rooms for your guests.

Planning a wedding in Switzerland is exciting, it’s just important to ensure that you are well organised. When getting married abroad, being organised is the key to success, so it’s important that you plan out every last detail.

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