Apart from the carbon footprint issues about international travel it brings with it a number of family law issues. A common question is whether or not UK family law recognises a foreign marriage. Generally speaking the answer is that if the marriage was legal in the country where it took place it will be recognised as legal in the UK. What you may need to do is to get evidence from the country where the marriage took place to show first of all that it took place and secondly that it was legal. If you are not sure that your marriage will be recognised and you want it to be then it may be advisable to go through a civil ceremony in the UK. Unfortunately a lot of people only ask the question because they want to end the marriage and / or marry someone else. This is one situation where you are likely to need specialist legal advice and the online quickie style divorce will not do.