From This is Money:
The number of overseas weddings has doubled in the past ten years, according to research company Mintel. They now account for nearly one in five British couples marrying. One of the reasons for their growing popularity is that overseas weddings cost less than half that of UK nuptials, where a typical celebration is £18,500, rather less than the £5m reputedly spent by the Rooneys.
Sri Lanka, Italy and New York are the three most popular spots, according to travel company Kuoni, which says wedding packages start from just £600 a couple (excluding holiday costs). More exotic favourites are the Caribbean islands of Antigua and St Lucia, Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and Thailand.
But despite the saving, it is just as important to insure your nuptials overseas as it is in the UK.
You can buy a policy to cover you if the wedding cannot go ahead through illness, if your dress is ruined, or the venue or caterer goes bust before your big day.
But no one will pay a cla…