Dream Vacations and Weddings in Greece
Greece is known for being a romantic destination. Greek islands is the ideal travel destination for a romantic vacation, celebration, honeymoon, anniversary or wedding. From the awe-inspiring sunsets of Santorini to the peaceful opportunity to escape to a world where feelings blossom with ease.
Many people are choosing Greece as a wedding destination because it offers some of the most magical views and one of the world’s most breathtaking sunsets. And all these in a reasonable price.
In order to get married in Greece there are some legalities that should be taken care of. Couples are required to present birth certificates that are translated in Greek and have an apostille stamp.
An apostille is a seal applied to a certified document to signify its legal authenticity for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Letters of No Impediment also sealed with an apostille stamp stating that both are free to legally marry. This would serve as the marriage license.
After finishing all the formalities and the technical aspects, everything is ready to start planning your wedding. In order to make the best decisions, it would be better to hire a wedding consultant in Greece. Getting a local consultant, will help you decide the best locations and all the best options available for the wedding.
Wedding consultants in Greece are pretty much affordable. Besides the planning of the wedding they can also handle all the paperwork for Civil Ceremonies, Catholic Ceremonies, as well as Greek Orthodox.
Locations are certainly breathtaking, combining crystal water seas, great weather and amazing sunsets. For those who are adventurous, there is also the possibility to marry in Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece.
Another option is the Aphrodite’s island. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and each year more couples are exchanging vows in the island’s highest peak.
Another beautiful Greek island, very popular around the world for a wedding destination is Santorini. It is easy to comprehend why. What could be more mystical than exchanging vows in the shadow of a volcano overlooking the clear blue sea?
Other technical aspects or requirements of weddings are the following:
- Bride and groom’s passports and a photo copy of each passport. No apostille necessary and no translation necessary.
- Marriage License/Registration of Marriage from your City Hall.
- Documents to be authenticated with the apostile. The apostille must be issued by the state/country where your document was issued.
Other important things to remember:
- European & US citizens must obtain a Marriage License.
- US citizens must ensure the Marriage License states the name of the person who they wish to marry.
- Couples who will remain in Santorini for less than 24 hours in total must obtain a Marriage License and not a Single Status Letter.
Everybody dreams to have a unique and one of a kind wedding. Greece is the ultimate destination.