Official language – Bulgarian
Flight time: 4 hours from London
Not only is the South-eastern country of Bulgaria an up and coming destination for couples planning a European holiday, but it is also becoming popular for couples choosing to get married abroad. Bulgaria, situated in Southeast Europe, is bordered by 5 other European countries, all of which would be great if you decide to stay on in Bulgaria after your wedding abroad. Being so central, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey can all be reached with ease from Bulgaria, making this destination the perfect location for a European wedding abroad. The staff at the historic hotels and resorts in Bulgaria will ensure that you have a wedding abroad to remember forever.
To get married in Bulgaria, you will need to present a Certificate de Coutume. The Certificate can be applied for through the Embassy in Sofia if you are resident in Bulgaria, or through the Consular Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. A Certificate obtained in Dublin will have to also be apostilled by the Department of Foreign Affairs in order to meet Bulgarian requirements. For more information visit http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=400