Paying deposit for wedding abroad

Hi all, 


We are just about to book our venue for our wedding in Cape Town and I wondered if anyone had any advice on the best way to pay deposits etc? 

The venue charge 2.4% for paying by credit/ debit card, has anyone found a good, secure way of sending money for a wedding abroad with limited fees? 

Thanks so much! 


  • MrsTwizbeMrsTwizbe Posts: 3,352 New bride

    Paypall - not sure if the venue will use that though.

  • Ashley72Ashley72 Posts: 1,136 New bride

    We are using TransferWise to send money to Italy for our wedding by bank transfer. Their rates are good for both fees and exchange rates and it’s easy to use.

  • I absolutely love Transferwise!


    We recommend it to all our clients and I also use it personally. Plus you can open an online account in the currency that you need too- so easy. Then they send you a card in the post to use :)



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