Currency: Swiss Franc
Language: German, French, Italian and Romanish
Flight time: 11 hours from Johannesburg
If you're looking for a European country in which to get married that is full of stunning scenery, has diverse landscapes, and is full of lakes and glaciers, then why not consider Switzerland. With it's picture postcard good looks, you could have a winter wonderland wedding combined with a skiing honeymoon or you could have a Summer outdoor wedding followed by a hiking or cycling break. With plenty of churches, chapels, castles, or hotels in which to exchange your vows, weddings abroad in Switzerland are very popular. The country also has plenty of venues in which to host a reception, all offering awe inspiring scenic views and with so much to see and do, this is the ideal place for a honeymoon too.
Switzerland only recognises civil ceremonies to be legally binding but these can be combined with a religious ceremony of your choice. A couple wishing to get married will need to have photo proof of ID, such as a passport or driver's licence, birth certificates, and an affidavit of their marital status. They will also need a completed marriage form. It can take around 5 weeks to get approval and for the bans to be published after which the wedding can take place after 10 days and within 3 months of the approval having been granted. For more information visit http://geneva.angloinfo.com/countries/switzerland/marriage.asp