The hottest ticket in town this month is to the wedding of one of the world’s most well-known bachelors - Prince Harry. He, along with his American-actress fiance, Meghan Markle, will tie the knot in front of a cool 600 guests at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19th.
For some newly engaged Australian couples, getting married in a castle in the UK might seem like an impossible fairytale. But having your perfect overseas wedding is completely achievable if you manage your budget carefully and learn some money-saving tricks. For while money may seem like no object for Harry and Meghan’s nuptials, all weddings require some sort of budget.
Make your dreams a reality
From booking venues for the ceremony and reception, to hiring a celebrant or an overseas wedding planner, plus paying for wedding entertainment, the costs associated with a destination wedding can run into the thousands of dollars. So how can you get costs down? Firstly, pay the overseas operator directly (i.e. to their bank account) and not through a third party. Then when making the payment try and avoid using your bank or credit card as the cost of doing this is unnecessarily eating into your wedding budget.
Banks can charge you up to 5% to move your money overseas. Credit card companies are similar, except that using your Australian card will incur an additional foreign transaction fee on top of the normal charges. Much of this margin is embedded in the exchange rates and is not readily advertised. Therefore your Australian dollars aren’t worth as much when you pay for things overseas.
By lowering the costs of sending money overseas you can save thousands. So who can help you do this?
FlashFX is an online international money transfer specialist. We can transfer your money direct to an overseas bank account with no transaction fees, a highly competitive exchange rate, and faster than traditional transfer companies. In comparison to a bank or other money transfer businesses you will save a lot of money.
We show you the true cost of your transaction upfront and can help you stay on-track with your spending.
You don’t need to be royalty to have a royal wedding. If you are careful about how you spend your money you can achieve the overseas wedding of your dreams.