London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 19, 2009 -- When the credit crunch first hit, Michael and Emma worried about how they'd ever afford their dream wedding. Little did they know that having to shop around and consider having their wedding abroad meant that they could actually have a wedding that far surpassed what they had allowed themselves to imagine.
Financial crisis has made lots of couples either postponing wedding plans or compromising in so many things in order just to get married. Even with this economic environment couples can have the wedding of their dreams according to Penelope of Penelope's Exclusive Weddings (www.penelopesweddings.com)
Michael and Emma realised that if they wanted a lavish wedding in London for 140 guests they would have to spend nearly Â£40,000 without adding the honeymoon. The wedding instead took place in Ayia Napa in Cyprus at a private venue by the beach. The bride arrived at the venue with a fairy tale carriage, palm trees and the exotic flowers provided the perfect setting for the civil ceremony to take place, the Greek cuisine, plenty of drink, live band and Greek dancers made the whole wedding day unique and memorable with the total cost coming up to â¬22000 with the honeymoon included.
Weddings abroad have become very popular in the last couple of years with a 20% of future brides to be to prefer to get married abroad. With a wedding in the UK costing on average Â£20 000 it comes to no surprise why more couples prefer to get married in Cyprus.
Penelope's Exclusive Weddings (www.penelopesweddings.com) have designed wedding packages which offer couples a cost effective way to have their dream wedding on the beautiful island of Cyprus without having to compromise on their ideas and wishes and without having to pay for the wedding for years to come. The packages start from as little as â¬865 with the elite package being â¬11695 offering different choices from a simple ceremony at the Town Hall to a lavish wedding celebration on a beach. The variety of packages ensures couples find the perfect package to suit them and for something extra or different there is the choice of mixed and match.
The extra benefit from getting married in Cyprus according to Penelope is not just the good weather and the beautiful scenery, but the chance to spend quality and fun time with your family and friends while working on your tan and drinking mojitos rather than spending every minute before the wedding day stressing and praying not to rain on the day.
Penelope Vasiliou-Magoulianiti, an experienced and certified wedding consultant, has been planning weddings and events since 2007. During this time, she has helped numerous couples organise their dream weddings, both in London and in Cyprus. Her weddings have been featured on various bridal magazines and newspapers. She is also an expert author on various Internet Articles sites.
Dearest Penelope, we would like to take this opportunity to say a very big THANK YOU for all your help and support during the preparation and co-ordination of our magical wedding day. You did a fantastic job, and words cannot express how grateful we are that you were there on the day to assist, you were a tower of strength to the both of us and the day was more than we could ever have dreamed of due to your meticulous planning and attention to detail! We will always look back on our day with the most fantastic memories and treasure them forever, thank you again for all your hard work and putting up with a very stressful Bride-to-be in the months leading up to our special day.' Michael & Emma