Love don’t come easy, but weddings – oh wow, they don’t come cheap!

Those looking to tie the knot might be able to save some money by joining a race in Langkawi, Kedah. Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa is organising the first ever Langkawi Amazing Wedding Race.

Taking place on Dec 8, the inaugural event will give 50 couples a chance to win a free dream wedding. The grand prize is a complimentary wedding reception at Meritus Pelangi.

The resort is giving away RM500,000 worth in savings for a wedding and reception for up to 200 invitees per winner.

Couples will have to take part in multiple levels of puzzles, problem solving, physical activities and challenges that are wedding-related.

Throughout the race, they will also get the chance to explore Langkawi. The competing couples will be given a list of tasks that they will need to complete. These tasks will take place all over the island and will include activities at tourist attractions and famous spots.

The race will kick off at 8am and the participants have up to 7pm to complete their tasks. The finish line will be the wedding arch on the beach at Meritus Pelangi, where guests and family members are encouraged to cheer on the participants.

Langkawi is rooted in Malaysian culture, heritage and history.

The island has a huge potential to showcase a rich cultural experience for wedding ceremonies.

For more information, log on to www.facebook.com/lgkwedrace.