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How to Plan a Destination Wedding in Greece

8th November 2017 |By | Be the first to comment

The Greek islands are magical wedding locations in the Aegean and Ionian sea, each one with a unique beauty of its own. Romantic whitewashed chapels surrounded by picturesque vineyards and gorgeous sandy beaches, and it’s just a few hours away. Here’s expert advice on how to plan a destination wedding in Greece.

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How to Plan a Destination Wedding in Greece

There is so much involved when it comes to planning a wedding abroad that a wedding planner with local knowledge is worth their weight in gold. They know the best locations and suppliers and are well-versed in the legal aspects of destination weddings. They work with you, offering ideas and inspiration, to design the wedding you want and then ensure everything goes to plan.

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MarryMe in Greece

MarryMe in Greece is a wedding planning company that specialises in wedding packages to all the Greek islands, from a Santorini black sand wedding to a luxury estate in Athens or Mykonos, Monemvasia Castle and the historic city of Nafplio. Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands that offers some of Greece’s most beautiful scenery with its breathtaking cliffs framing sunsets over whitewashed houses high above the deep blue Aegean Sea.

Their expert wedding planner, Olympia, will discuss the design of your wedding with you and supervise all aspects of the day and the lead up to it, making sure everything is delivered on time and in line with your expectations. She even offers tips on how you could save some money.

Santorini civil wedding by MarryMe in Greece | Confetti.co.uk

Legal Aspects of Getting Married in Greece

To get married in Greece there are several documents you will need to present in order to prove who you are, where you live and that you are free to marry. All documents must have an official apostille stamp and be validated by the Greek embassy. You will need to get a CNI (certificate of no impediment) and have it legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and obtain a certified translation of your CNI through an approved translator. The documents need to be presented to the authorities within three months prior to the wedding date.

MarryMe in Greece will advise and take care of all of this for you to ensure your marriage abroad is legally binding. They have had experience organising weddings from different cultures, including Greek Orthodox, Hindu, Jewish and, of course, civil and symbolic weddings in various destinations in Greece.

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Personal Recommendations

“So glad we had Olympia with us for our big day! I can’t even explain what a huge difference it made to have Olympia handling the arrangements leading up to the wedding. She knows how to get things done! I really appreciate how calm and organized she was. When you are preparing for your wedding, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with details. It was great to have a feeling of confidence that Olympia would remember what needed to be done and handle all those details so we didn’t need to worry. Thank you!”

Find out more about how to plan a wedding abroad with Marryme in Greece.

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Kate Thompson is the features editor and wedding expert at Confetti. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years and has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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