Endless blue waters, breathtaking scenery, romantic sunsets and hospitality that cannot be forgotten are just a few of the reasons why Greece and its islands are a unique destination to organize the wedding you have always dreamed of!
Choose to admire the splendor of a Greek wedding venue located on the chapel of St. Paul in Rhodes with the lake waters and the impressive mountains of the island stretching out before you like a scene from a Greek mythology fairy tale, or a terrace overlooking the sea in Santorini, or maybe you would like your wedding in Greece to be based in Athens, the capital city with the rich history and vivid life.
No matter what you choose, Golden Apple Weddings will be by your side and will make sure that all your dreams can come true, for an unforgettable wedding!
Below we will share with you 10 things you need to know before you start planning your wedding on one of our Greek islands.
The best time to start planning your wedding is one to one and a half years in advance. This is the ideal period and there is no need for you to worry for having 3 or 2 years of planning as this would be too long and won’t be able to receive final prices.
Golden Apple Weddings has extensive experience in wedding planning, counting in the so far, many smiles from couples in love who have chosen us, both our experience and our qualified staff can organize the wedding you have always dreamed of and in less than a year.
If you choose to have an Orthodox wedding in Greece, you will be given an official marriage certificate as it is recognized in the country. With the official marriage certificate you will be able to register your wedding in your country.
All you need is to prepare all the papers correctly and of course we are here to guide you through the way.
During the summer months in Greece, we avoid scheduling the ceremony at noon as the heat is intense, a proper Wedding Planner can help you get the timeline right and of course enjoy your wedding day without suffering from the heat!
Greece and its islands are at the top of the list of countries for the level of hospitality services (philoxenia), the same for weddings. If you are thinking of having your wedding on a Greek island in the summer of 2023, Golden Apple Weddings with its experience and professionalism can organize the best event of your life.
Depending on the number of guests for your wedding you have to think about the destination. Keep in mind that if you choose a small island that doesn’t have local vendors you have to estimate extra budget for all the professionals that will have to travel to the island, Rhodes for example is a big island that can cover your needs.
When you imagine your wedding in Greece don’t limit yourself to just having a view of the sea, there are so many beautiful places you can organize your wedding reception and ceremony such as wineries and beautiful estates.
When a couple thinks of Greece for their wedding, they dream of the party ending in the morning. It’s true though that this is not the general rule. The wedding venues and hotels can accommodate a party until 12 o’clock at night, or extended license till 2.00am or 3.00am, and also few with extra limits. Ask your planner or the venue before proceeding booking your wedding party so that you know how to create the right timeline.
Churches and chapels are places of the Orthodox religion. You cannot get married in all churches from outside politically or even symbolically, there are some cases that offer that opportunity as an exception. Golden Apple Weddings can help you find the venue of your vision to exchange your vows.
Catholic weddings take place in a few places in Greece that allow them. If you wish to have a catholic ceremony, please inform your wedding planner in time.
Why? To make your wedding more fun, stress-free and get to enjoy all the fun appointments such as Food tasting, venue tours, cake tasting, flower sampling and the like so it does not have to be all business. Also, for you to be able to be relaxed and focused when your big day arrives and be present and enjoy every little moment.
Our company prides itself on organizing weddings in Greece in the last 10 years! There are plenty of options regarding your destination and an experience destination wedding planner will guide you through the way in order to make the right selection!
If you have any questions for the first steps of planning your wedding, please contact us and we can arrange a free consultation.