Aegean Dream Weddings

Frequently Asked Questions

In which locations in Greece do you plan weddings?

Santorini, Ios, Skiathos, Skopelos and Halkidiki are our top wedding destinations but we can also design and manage your wedding in many other islands or in any other special locations in Greece.

Is a Marriage in Greece Legal?

Yes, Civil and Religious Weddings in Santorini and Greece are fully recognized for all the nationalities around the world. Wherever you come from and whichever ceremony you plan, rest assured that your wedding in Greece will be totally legal in your country. Getting married in Greece is as good as doing it in your hometown!

What legal wedding documents will we need?

The legal wedding documents depends on the kind of ceremony you would like to have. Some general information can be found on our legalities page

Can you help us with the legal paperwork to do?

We’ll be glad to help you and guide you with all the legal paperwork. Once you book your wedding with us, we will send you a detailed list of paperwork to be done with all the necessary information of how and from where to obtain all the legal documents. Be assured that Aegean Dream Weddings will be by your side providing you with full assistance and guiding you step by step through the whole legal process!

How long in advance should I start planning my wedding?

We advise you to plan your wedding in Greece as early as possible. In Santorini, Ios, Skiathos, Skopelos and Halkidiki, where destination weddings are very popular, brides often reserve churches and reception venues a year in advance. Only if you reserve early, we can guarantee the wedding date and venue of your choice. Late bookings may have to be scheduled for whatever date and time is still available.

How can we choose the wedding venue and all the important details of our wedding such as flower arrangements, venue decoration, catering services etc, if we are not in Greece prior to the wedding?

Distance won’t become a disadvantage because we will provide you with multiple options for each aspect of the wedding, so you can pick what’s best for you. Your personal wedding planner will be in constant contact with you during the planning process through unlimited emails and schedule phone calls.

How long after my first email/inquire I’ll get an answer from you?

When we receive your email/request form, we will do our best to respond within 48 hours. Please be sure to check your junk mail, sometimes our replies end up there! If for some reason, you have not received a reply from us within a couple of days, please notify us again. Or feel free to give us a call.

What about the very next step?

After we receive your inquiry, we’ll respond with our first suggestions regarding your requirements, as well as a first selection of wedding venues and basic information about the legal documents needed for your wedding in Greece.

If your chosen date is available we will make a provisional booking for the date.  This booking can only be made firm when a security deposit is received.  We will also provide you with an individual quotation based on your requirements and requested services.

We may also schedule a phone, or a Skype meeting to go over with your free of charge consultation. Your initial consultation is the first stage in the wedding planning process and a fantastic chance for us to learn more about you and your vision.

In case is not possible a telephone communication we may ask you (if necessary) to send us some additional details about the services you would like to have. You should give us as much information as possible about the date, type of ceremony, preferred island, number of guests, approximate budget etc. Let us know your requirements and help us to understand your needs, so we can let you know all the options for your special day.

How can I proceed with booking and secure the wedding date and time?

Once you are ready to proceed with your booking you will be asked for a (non refundable) security deposit which will be deducted from the final account. Deposits amount varies and depending on chosen wedding package/ services and is never more than the 25% of the total wedding cost or a minimum amount of EUR 350.

Upon receipt of your security deposit, we book your wedding date and time with celebrant/venue and we email you with your deposit receipt, confirming your deposit has been received.

What is the following step after the security deposit invoice? Will we sign an Official Contract?

Right after the security deposit invoice, we start to design your customised wedding package according to your specific desires in continuous contact with you by emails, schedule phone calls or via Skype. Together we will see and discuss all the options and details of your wedding in order to design the package that suits better to your taste and needs. After your final decisions we will email you a contract with the detailed services chosen and the final quotes to be signed.

Aegean Dream Weddings is a legally recognised U.K company and with this contract we undertake to assist you with all your required wedding plans and to be present the day of the wedding.

What about the payment conditions? Is there a payment plan?

Upon confirmation we require a small deposit in order to book your wedding date/venue and guarantee our services. Right after we proceed with signing the Official Contract. The remaining payments can be made by bank transfers or cash in two three tranches depending on the total budget amount. As we fully understand that you may have some reservations regarding a full pre-payment we offer you the option to pay your final portion of your balance (non greater that 30% of the total amount) upon arrival. Final payments may be paid via cash or bank transfers.

How long before the Wedding Ceremony should we book your service?

The earliest the best. Sunset times, Saturday and Sundays are the first to go. High season (June to September) is busier than low season. We have planned weddings one year in advance to two months in advance. We can also organize a last minute wedding , with only a few weeks notice. In this case payment is due immediately.

What is the best time of year to hold a wedding in Greece?

Greece has a beautiful spring, long hot summer and a warm autumn so you can choose the time of year according to your seasonal preferences. However, Greece offers great beauty and romance throughout the year and in We at Aegean Dream Wedding are active all year round.

Is better to set the date of my wedding in the beginning, in the middle or near the end of my stay in Greece?

It is advisable to set your wedding day, in the middle of your stay, so your guests will have plenty of time to arrive and you will have the chance to relax before the ceremony, as well as to enjoy your honeymoon right after.

What if we want to change the date?

If you want to change the date or time of your wedding will do our best to accommodate changes. But we can not guarantee the availability of celebrant or ceremony/reception desired venues. Also, bare in mind that if the change is going to be made ​​close to the wedding date will likely be charges from venues/suppliers.

We wish to have our wedding at sunset time. Is that possible?

For Civil Weddings, it depends on the location & destination chosen. In some locations there is such an option, in others can be upon request and depends entirely on availability and goodwill of municipality/celebrant. In Santorini for example, where the most popular time for all type of weddings is just before sunset, all dates close to that time fill very quickly, particularly in high season. Orthodox Weddings, Symbolic Weddings and Vows Renewal can be arrange close to sunset time upon request in any location. In any case, as the weddings at sunset time are a very popular choice in Greece, it is advisable to book as early as possible.

We have just decided to get married in Greece and we don’t not want to wait too long. Can you plan a last minute wedding?

Of course! In case of a last minute marriage we will do everything we can to fulfill your wishes although we can not guarantee that a certain preferred date/time or venue will be available. But as we have a wide variety of ceremony/reception venues and suppliers we are sure that we help you find the options that fits better to your dreams.

I saw in a magazine a bouquet/cake/hairstyle that I fell in love with. Could I have exactly the same?

Of course! Just send us an image of your preferred bouquet/cake/hairstyle and whatever else you want to have and our professionals will recreate it for you.

We would love to have a Traditional Greek Style Wedding as at Mamma Mia and My fat Greek Wedding movies. Is that possible?

We can design the most beautiful Greek style Wedding ceremonies, with all the traditional elements. And we can create the perfect Greek style party with Greek live music, Greek dancers and lots of local wine, in a number of reputable restaurants and tavernas we work with. We will offer you several options to consider according to your taste and your budget.

Can I customize the Standard Wedding Package?

Absolutely! Our three standard wedding packages are considered a starting point which you can customise to create your very own unique wedding experience and you may change or add any service you wish! You may also upgrade your bouquet/wedding cake/bridal car etc..

Can you help us with our flight/boat tickets?

Of course! We can fully assist you with your flight or boat tickets as we collaborate with a travel agency.

If I remove something from the standard wedding package, will it lower the price?

Our packages are already a great value, enhanced with high quality services. If you choose to not use a service that is included in the package we will not deduct the price, however we may exchange that for another service of equal or lesser value.

Can you provide us with accommodation assistance for us and our guests?

Yes! Aegean Dream Weddings can assist you with finding the best wedding accommodation solution for you and your guests in all our special destinations but also anywhere else in Greece too. No matter what you are looking for in a hotel,  private villa or studio, luxurious or affordable, we can help you find the one that suit better to your taste and budget. We also can usually negotiate special prices for your accommodation especially with a larger group, booking a number of rooms.

We’ll be happy to hear from you and start planning your wedding day!