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Beyond Vegas: 25 Exotic Wedding and Elopement Destinations Around the World [Paperback]

Lisa Tabb , Sam Silverstein
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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February 2000
To avoid the hassle of conventional weddings, many couples choose to elope and may think Las Vegas is their only option. Not so. Married couple and travel writers Lisa Tabb and Sam Silverstein have researched 25 lovely and exotic places through interviews and travel (even getting married themselves at 10 different locations) the promise romance, beauty, and the keeping of a couple's sanity. Each chapter includes sidebars on interesting activities, diversions, local customs for the newlyweds to discover.-- The average couple spends $17,000 and takes 17 months to plan a conventional wedding -- a trip to Kenya or Greece costs far less!-- 34 percent of couples getting married are doing so far a second time and often choose to elope. This demographic is older, has higher incomes, and likes to travel-- Destinations included in Beyond Vegas range from U.S. locations to the more exotic, such as Fiji, Scotland, Israel, and Mexico

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ROMANCE Come Fly With Me

Elopement is the ultimate form of travel with a purpose. But impetuous lovers have to be careful about their destination; the idea is to find an attractive place where the rules for getting married aren't too complicated. Lisa Tabb and Sam Silverstein learned by doing. They got married, quite legally, in 10 countries, from Scotland to Fiji, and then wrote a book about it. "Beyond Vegas" (282 pages. Contemporary Books. $12.95) describes 25 marriage venues in all, some as homespun as Vermont, others as exotic as Borneo. The travel is alluring, and think about the bundles of joy that can issue from an elopement: all those frequent-flier miles. Newsweek, April 17, 2000 Debra Klein -- Newsweek Magazine, April 17, 2000


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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but you can do better... Oct. 10 2002
Format:Paperback
...researching on your own. I bought this book because I'm a travel agent, want to evetually get marrried away, and am always interested in what others suggest to clients.
Honestly, I found the book an "ok" source of info. Sadly, I ended up wondering where the couple involved in the book would get married next and what they would wear.
I am not opposed to destination wedding guidebooks, but this one could be a bit more interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We got married in Scotland because of this book! Jan. 15 2002
By Nicole
Format:Paperback
My fiance and I dreamt about having a small wedding in Europe with a few close friends and family, but we didn't know where, and we had no idea what would be involved. After reading this book, we fell in love with the idea of getting married in Scotland. The book got us on the right track for researching it and made us realize that getting married there would definitely be possible and feasible.
This book gives a great overview of the logistics of getting married in various countries...it even rates the countries in terms of the difficulty of getting married there if you are a U.S. citizen. It is a great starting point if you are thinking of getting married in another country.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book -- Change the Title May 7 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is about eloping --- not gambling. Hey wait a minute, maybe it is gambling!
Seriously . . . a fun read to stir up great fantasies.
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1.0 out of 5 stars No depth. July 27 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is just brief descriptions of places to go. There is not enough information to plan the trip, the details about marriage licences (for Jamaica) are incomplete and miss some of the details that have tripped up other couples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect gift for brides-to-be! April 18 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I wish I'd read this book before planning my own overblown wedding. It's entertaining to read, thorough, and makes eloping sound simple, romantic and totally doable. Why didn't someone think of this sooner?
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