There has been a huge growth in the number of people choosing to get married abroad in recent months, Carol Richardson, a spokesperson for wedding specialist Confetti, said.
And according to Ms Richardson, the most popular destinations for these overseas nuptials are exotic locations such as Caribbean islands.
Now, couples wanting to exchange vows overseas will have the opportunity to combine their wedding with a luxury Caribbean cruise
, after TravelMole revealed that Island Cruises
is launching a Caribbean weddings programme in Barbados which includes onboard ceremonies, while land-based venues are available at a supplemental cost.
Sales director Leslie Peden described the developments as "welcome news".
A Mediterranean itinerary for summer 2009 has also been announced by Island Cruises
which includes the new ports of call of Elba, Calvi, Cannes and Trapani in Sicily.
A fly-cruise itinerary called Mediterranean Splendour has also been published which includes calls to Naples, Civitavecchia, Elba, Calvi and Mahon and is aimed at previous customers.