We decided to get married in Cape Town quite last minute and found Sally on the internet. From the first contact, it felt like we were in the hands of the most capable person ever. We had quite a few last minute requests, as we had planned to be by ourselves but ended up having about 20 guests but nothing was a problem – it felt as though we could say we’d like a troupe of Martians to land in a spaceship on the beach and Sally would just say what colour would you like it to be. Everything from the fabulous bouquet to the beautiful beach she recommended were spectacular, it was a dream day and she and the people she worked with made it so easy – we didn’t have to worry about a thing. It was entirely stress-free and exceeded all expectations. We can highly recommend Sally and her team .
Best regards.Aisling and James
Getting married of course is a daunting logistical challenge, and the idea of taking the big step in a foreign country seems like even more of a stretch….How wrong we thankfully were!
From the moment we contacted Sally with our rather vague enquiry, fears quickly evaporated as we were guided and practically assisted with putting all necessary arrangements in place – from identifying the perfect venue, arranging for hair and makeup, planning an after wedding dinner, arranging for (stunning) professional photography and, of course, getting the right paperwork done.
The day itself went like clockwork and Andred, who performed the ceremony, played a perfect role- putting us at ease and pulling on our heart strings with perfect words for the occasion.
Have no fear in engaging Weddings Abroad, we have no qualms in recommending Sally and her team wholeheartedly and without reservation for coordinating your own special big day!!Alejandra & Aaron Nicholas
Weddings Abroad/Gay weddings Abroad are a highly recommended and reputable company.
As we are sure most people can expect- organising a wedding abroad in a country you have never visited can be an extremely daunting process. We can honestly say that had we have known then what we know now, we had no reason for concern.
Sally was extremely attentive from day 1 and
captured every single detail asked for and more, the whole experience was one we will never forget.
Over the year we spent organising our wedding with Sally she made us feel comfortable and confident that she would capture our connection in her photography. Sally showed the bond we share in every single photograph and these are memories we will cherish forever.
We can honestly say that we not only found a magnificent wedding planner in Sally Haines but a friend we will treasure forever.
Thank you so much for everything Sal .
I’m writing this review with so much pride right now…
We met Sally in June 2017 just to discuss possible venues for our wedding. We left that meeting with endless possibilities and so much options. We started planning our wedding from September and we approached Sally and went for the Beach packaged. From there on this wedding was literally planned via emails, WhatsApp messages and telephone calls as we are situated in the Northern Cape.
We met up with Sally again 2 days before our wedding in May 2018 and all was ready and in place to say “I do”…. All our arrangements & requirements was met and our day was so beautiful I could not have asked for better.
I highly recommend Sally as a wedding planner to all. She takes a personal journey with you to make your day very special.
Sally thank you to you and your team, Lots of Love Theron couple.Marilize and Hugo
This not only a review for the sake of it, but truly a note of thank you to Sally and her team for making this a truly memorable occasion. Just the way we wanted it.
To the smallest of detail and going the extra mile they did make this very specific yet simple wedding everything we wanted it to be and more! The location, timing and ease of process was fantastic!
Thank you!Celeste du Plessis
Words cannot describe the wedding that we had on 20th April 2018 thanks to Sally, Kathy, Andred and Ben at Weddings Abroad. We discovered Sally online whilst searching for wedding planners in South Africa who help couples from abroad. Every step of the process was easy and fluid. When Sally could not be there on the day, Kathy stepped in and met us at our hotel with Andred two days before as agreed. This meeting put any worries aside and we could look forward to our day knowing we were in great hands.
The wedding day itself was incredible. The location, the views, the evening meal at Pigalles. They even ordered the sunshine for us at the top of Table Mountain! What a stunning location to get married. We’d recommend it for sure!
We cannot thank Sally and her team enough for making our day as special as it was. We would recommend them to anyone thinking of booking their wedding in South Africa. If we could relive the day again we would.
Keep doing what you do. Best wishes for the future. We can’t wait to come back and visit for a wedding anniversary in years to come.Laura & Jason
Our wedding experience with Sally and her team was more than wonderful. The whole process felt easy, fluid and unstressful from the very beginning. Because of Sally’s ability to be clear, adaptable, humoristic and progressive we could just sail along and enjoy the fun parts of preparing for a wedding. The wedding day with ceremony and marriage officer Alison, flowers, cake, champagne and small “surprises” was way better than we could ever imagine. Even Michael, the driver, gave us a lovely impression.
Thank you so much for everything ❤Lina & Linnea
Our wedding in Feb 2019 on table mountain was truly amazing. Sally listened to exactly what we wanted, which was super low key and casual, but also encouraged and helped us along the way with her suggestions, which we are so grateful for. The whole day was perfect for us, we look back smiling and wanting to do it all over again 🙂
Thank you for helping create our beautiful and memorable wedding day x
Well we have just returned home after the most amazing wedding and honeymoon.
We wanted to write and thank you and your team for all your help in making our wedding day on Table Mountain a day we will never forget.
Everything was just perfect and went so smoothly.
Table Mountain is a wonderful location and Andred, the marriage officer, made the ceremony exactly what we wanted it to be.
We are so pleased that we decided to not only get married in South Africa but use Weddings Abroad to create our special day.
We are very much looking forward to seeing the wedding photos soon.
Thanks again. Mitch & Michelle Keene
“Having decided to marry in Cape Town we felt is was vital to get the support of a local wedding planner. Therefore in November 2002 we interviewed three wedding planners and appointed Weddings Abroad. No only was Sally highly professional, but most importantly for us they could offer both wedding planning and travel services for us and our guests – this was a big consideration as we have guests coming from the UK, Ireland, America and Canada.”
Since we appointed Weddings Abroad we have been delighted with the level of personal service we have received and are can’t wait for our wedding in November.
I would highly recommend Weddings Abroad to anyone getting married in SA, or anyone travelling there purely for pleasure”Vanessa Mason
“Love and marriage….It can all get too much with a wedding.
Until you finally decide to get married you don’t realise all the tiny snags just waiting to catch you out and the hefty price tags included! Teresa and I however had a picture perfect, dream of a wedding. In fact even the dreams of the day could not compare to the actual day.
After getting engaged in Florida we decided on getting married in South Africa; wonderous Cape Town. We wanted an intimate setting in the country with few guests, most of whom would be travelling to South Africa for the first time.
Now we all know that weddings can be complicated, (flowers, holiday bookings, priests, photographers etc), let alone planning the best day of your life in a foreign country! My mother happened to see an advert or something on TV about Weddings Abroad organising, planning and managing wedding days in South Africa so we decided to give them a call. To simply say that they blew us away is an understatement as we had everything roughly planned by the time we left South Africa after our holiday.
They choreographed our whole groups itinerary for the two weeks our guests spent with us and our week alone on honeymoon, and also the wedding of our dreams. We had fantastic flowers, fabulous photographer, (who managed to keep out the way and get great pictures) and stunning location.
Our group spent two weeks in SA, travelling in Cape Town, visiting many places and then onto a Safari in Entabeni and then back to London and honeymoon for Teresa and I in Cape Town.
Should anyone ever want to travel from abroad to get married or even consider it, I would never hesitate in recommending Weddings Abroad to plan and organise their wedding and travel arrangements. Their knowledge and commitment ensured that we not only got fantastic deals on our travel but also had the most memorable day of our lives etched into our hearts forever.”Garry and Teresa Gunter