“8 things to consider before planning a destination wedding in Greece”

Destination weddings are all the rage right now, but are they easy to plan?


The answer to that, of course, is up to you, and how lavish or unique you want your nuptials to be. Anyway, we have a few tips to help you seamlessly plan your destination wedding. 

1.   Decide on the type of wedding

While many hear “destination” and assume a faraway destination, this isn’t always the case. During the wedding season in Greece, all islands are easy to reach. In order to narrow down your options, you have to first decide the type of ceremony you’re planning.

Do you plan to invite family and loved ones and have a big and elaborate destination wedding or will you have a small and intimate ceremony with just the two of you?

2.   Draw up a wedding budget

Face it; some locations are just more traditionally affordable than others. Your heart may be screaming the beaches of nature protected areas, but your budget is screaming for a Greek tavern. Of course, we all want to answer our heart’s call (and we are sure that’s what you’ve done when shopping for your wedding dress,) but when it comes to choosing a wedding location, your budget should have the last word.

But don’t let that keep you from choosing a great, unique wedding destination. You’d be surprised how many wonderful, unique hotels and resorts there are in Greece, which may fit your budget.

3.   Pick your location

Is your destination wedding going to be for just the two of you?

Then the whole world is your oyster. Are you going to invite a few close friends or family members? If so, is it convenient for them to get to the destination from where they live and are you going to pick up the tab for their travel or are travel expenses to be paid by each individual?

In any case, Greece has a lot of accommodations to offer which fit every kind of budget. Your wedding planner can be a big help in this.

4.   Pick your venue

Once you have decided what type of location you are looking for, make out a list of important questions to ask when choosing a venue.
Your wedding planner in Greece can give you all the answers and will help and guide you to make sure your perfect wedding in Greece will be at the location of your dreams.

5.  Hire a wedding planner

Once you’ve narrowed in on your wishes, you need to hire a wedding planner who will guide you through the wedding process.
Arranging a destination wedding yourself can be a bit daunting so you will need the help of a professional. A wedding planner can tell you all the ins and outs of any location/venues which you need to get everything run smoothly.

6.   Keep your guests in the loop

You may have booked your wedding venue and handed over most of the planning responsibilities to someone else, but your job isn’t done. Make sure the guests that are planning to go are notified of all details before they book their trip. Let them know when you have finalized everything so they have plenty of time to take off from work and make travel arrangements.

7.   Marriage license requirements

If you’re having an overseas destination wedding, make sure it’s legal.
Before planning the details of your wedding, make sure you get an understanding of how to obtain a marriage license. Again a wedding planner comes into place who will start the process of obtaining a marriage license for you by requiring the paperwork and translations well before your arrival.

Also a symbolic ceremony is arranged by your wedding planner who will definitely recommend a professional Celebrant for your intimate ceremony.

8.   Combine it with your honeymoon

Here’s the best part of having a destination wedding: you can double down your wedding and honeymoon and do them both in the same place. You’ve already put in time, travel, money and a lot of effort, so why not take advantage of the local possibilities for your post-nuptials getaway?

With destination weddings continuing to grow in popularity, and more B&Bs, resorts and wedding planners offering wedding packages, planning a destination wedding can be as simple as planning a vacation. No more renting a hall, hiring a band, sending invitations to an ever-growing list of guests. It’s time to take the stress out of your wedding planning and make it fun. A destination wedding allows you to do just that.

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