International LDR couples who have married, how did you decide on where the wedding would take place?

My husband is from the UK and I am from The Bahamas. We married in The Bahamas because it was overall just easier.

I would have needed a visa to get married in the UK, but he didn't need a visa to marry in The Bahamas. Even without the visa worry, marrying in the UK is just complicated because of their system of giving notice which means you have to wait 28 days before you can even marry. For The Bahamas, he only needed to be in the country for 24 hours for us to apply for a marriage licence.

We had no issues with legalities either. As long as the wedding was legal and registered with the Bahamian government, then the UK accepts it as valid. We used our Bahamian marriage certificate to successfully get me a spouse visa to the UK with no issues at all.

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