In 2012, over 250,000 couples from all over the world chose to get married at a location other than their country of residence.
A choice such as this, gives the couple the opportunity to have the ceremony and reception in places of exceptional beauty that one could hardly dream of. One such magical destination is Greece.
Couples are choosing Greece as their wedding destination in numbers that continue to grow every year.
This is not a coincidence, as Greece has truly magical destinations where couples can have their wedding.
Santorini, , Athens, Crete, are some of the places that couples choose for such a momentous event in their life.
Santorini is known worldwide for its striking views of the Caldera, which creates a dramatic backdrop for those selecting it.
One destination, however, that continues to gain interest, is Athens. Combining beautiful seaside locations with the worldwide fame of its ancient remains, such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Cape Sounion, it is seeing an increase in weddings. Of particular assistance in this are the luxurious hotel facilities, the professionalism and the infrastructure that are in place in Athens and the wider area of Attica, ensuring the best possible result.
There are so many options for weddings in Crete that there is something for every couple. From a simple ceremony outside a traditional Greek chapel to an extravagant five star hotel ceremony and reception, weddings in Crete are truly memorable. Your Crete wedding can also take place on a beach, by a beautiful lake or at a hotel or villa of your choice within certain municipalities. Or for something truly unique, why not get married by a Cretan temple built in the style of the ancient Greeks…You can also get married on the historic island of Spinalonga, famous from Victoria Hislop’s novel “The Island”.
Greek Weddings in Crete are more spectacular than anywhere else in Greece. The “big fat Greek wedding” takes on new meaning here; it is not uncommon to have 2000 or more guests at a wedding in Crete!
The ultimate assistant in this project, holding a destination wedding, is a wedding planner. This professional will guide you through the details, so that you may surmount any difficulty. The wedding planner will know the paperwork required to make your wedding legal, suggest the appropriate venues for your ceremony and will, of course, recommend professionals who will provide top level services, such as professional wedding photographers and videographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, floral decoration specialists, caterers, etc.