When I planned my wedding in a castle in Switzerland, I was all excited. The law in Switzerland states that you first have to get married civilly or your church wedding won’t count as legal. We had chosen our honeymoon destination Mauritius in the beautiful Indian Ocean. Our civil wedding was only going to take place inside the civil office in Arosa. Then we found out that we could also get married in Mauritius.
We contacted our travel agent who booked the wedding package for us. We found out by planning our wedding on the beautiful island of Mauritius, we would get a hotel discount and cheaper airfare. That saved us just about 1000 dollars. Then we booked the wedding and were told which documents we had to bring along. The base package cost us 800 dollars. That included the wedding ceremony and all the documentation and registration in Switzerland and a romantic dinner.
After we had arrived at Mauritius, we were met by our wedding coordinator. We added a few services to our wedding such as wedding cake, a few flowers, hair and make up and a photographer. That cost as approximately another 600 dollars. So, if I deduct the wedding discount from the hotel and airline and add our cost of the wedding, we only paid about 400 dollars additionally.
The coordination of the wedding deserved five stars. We stayed at the LaPiroque Hotel. The hairdresser did a fantastic job with the hair and make-up for only 80 dollars. I had ordered my wedding dress from China which cost me inluding shipping only about 120 dollars. We married in the hotel garden. We were surrounded by beautiful flowers and gave each other the promise of love until eternity inside a beautiful white gazebo. The photographer took plently of pictures that were very successful pictures. He knew how to catch the light and bring the best out of every picture. Our dinner was the best food ever.
This was really the most romantic moment. After returning to Switzerland we got married with our friends and family present. It was certainly fun but could not be compared with our romantic island wedding in Mauritius. There is nothing more special than to celebrate this moment with just the person who you love. It is just your day.
If you are planning a special wedding, consider an island wedding with just your love and combine it with your honeymoon. You save money and it is so very special.