1. How much time prior to the wedding ceremony should we book it?
If you are planning an official wedding ceremony, the booking must be done at least a month before the wedding and the required documents must be submitted to the registry not later than 21 calendar days prior to the ceremony.
For a symbolic wedding or vows renewal, there are no restrictions, you can book it a week before the event. You will just have to choose an available date of your favorite venue.
2. What are the types of wedding ceremonies?
A wedding could be:
Official Civil Wedding- with the issue of a certificate of marriage registration, which is valid in Russia,
Symbolic - a beautiful ceremony for a couple who are already married or decided to arrange a "rehearsal" for a future wedding,
Orthodox Wedding - church marriage; not valid in Russia.
3. What a symbolic ceremony is and why do it?
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4. What is an official civil wedding? Is the marriage certificate issued in Greece valid?
The official civil wedding is a wedding ceremony with the issue of an official marriage certificate, valid in all countries of the world, including Russia.
Following the registration, within a month, the mayor's office issues a marriage certificate in Greek, which is subsequently translated into Russian / Ukrainian, legalized and sent to the appropriate branch of our company. Newlyweds can get the certificate from the office where their wedding was arranged. The document must be registered at their local registry office too.
5. What is the Apostille and where do I get it from?
The Apostille is an international standardized form of filling out information on the legality of a document for presentation on the territory of countries recognizing such a form of legalization. The "apostille" stamp is placed only on original documents issued by state authorities (in some cases, notarized copies).
You can get an Apostille stamp on the following organizations:
The Federal Archival Agency of Russia (Registry) - apostille on archival certificates, archival extracts and copies of archival documents prepared by the federal state archives;
Departments of the Civil Registry Office put Apostille on official documents on state registration of acts of civil status.
6. Can I hold a wedding only at a hotel or can I plan it on the beach or at another venue?
Of course, we can organize your ceremony on the beach, at a church, in the mountains or at other venues - the choice is yours!
7. Who will hold the ceremony?
If this is an official civil wedding ceremony, then it is personally conducted by the mayor or his representative. Symbolic weddings are held by a wedding celebrant, the master of the ceremony.
8. What is the process of organizing a wedding ceremony in Greece and Cyprus?
First, contact your agency or the Wedding Melody team directly, and describe your wishes.
Choose the country and region. It can be a wedding on the islands of Greece (Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Zakynthos), on its mainland (Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki, Athens, Peloponnese) or on the island of Cyprus.
Specify the type of wedding: symbolic, civil, orthodox, baptism.
Choose the venue.
Provide the required documents.
Order the necessary services: photographer, videographer, rent wedding suits, wedding car rental and transfer for guests, make-up artist, stylist, yacht rental, etc.
Book your hotel.
9. What are the required documents for an official civil wedding?
Learn more here: Weddings in Greece, Weddings in Cyprus.
10. What are the required documents for an Orthodox wedding?
Learn more here: Orthodox Wedding in Greece, Orthodox Wedding in Cyprus.
11. Is it possible to organize a wedding according to a specific scenario?
If you are planning a wedding with more than 10 guests and you have a special scenario in mind, we will be happy to make it come true!
12. Where should I send a request?
You can contact your travel agency or the Wedding Melody specialists directly via email at email@example.com or by calling at 0030 2310 591531.
13. If the Orthodox wedding ceremony is in Greek, how will we understand the service?
Before an Orthodox wedding, the couple must meet with the priest who will marry them, with the assistance of an interpreter. An Orthodox Wedding is a very important event and they should be well prepared for it. We recommend that you studied the specifics of the sacrament before coming to Greece, and received the advice and blessing of your spiritual mentor who is always willing to discuss about the ceremony of an Orthodox wedding.
14. Is there a guest limitation?
The decision on the number of guests is only up to you! Tell us the desired number of guests, and we will recommend the best venue for your wedding.
15. Can we not pack the wedding dress and groom’s suit?
If for some reason, you do not want to pack the wedding dress and groom’s suit, they can be rented here in Greece. As a rule, renting a used wedding dress costs less than renting a new one.
16. We want a special wedding. In what style can it be organized?
We offer you several themes for your wedding and different decoration styles to choose from: a sea style wedding, on the wings of love (a decoration with butterflies), a shabby chic wedding, colored wedding, pomegranate or pirate wedding. Of course, we can arrange a wedding cut out for you exactly! You tell us what you have dreamt of, and we will make it happen!
17. Is it possible to organize a baptism in Greece and what is required?
Most Greeks follow the traditions and beliefs of Orthodoxy. The baptism of a child is a solemn and celebratory ceremony, which serves as the ideal foundation of the Orthodox life of a baby.
Wedding Melody team could arrange your visit to Greece with your child for such an important sacrament. Learn more about how and where you can organize a baptism.
The list of the necessary documents can be found in the Documents for baptism in Greece.
18. Do I have to stay in the hotel where the ceremony will be held?
It is true that if you plan a wedding ceremony at a hotel, you need to stay in it for 2 to 4 nights, however, there are exceptions. For example, Assa Maris Bomo Club 4 * (Halkidiki). Ask one of our wedding planners about the hotel you are interested in!
19. If I have already booked my accommodation in a hotel that does not hold wedding ceremonies, how can I organize my wedding?
In this case, we recommend that you held the ceremony at another venue: a beach, a restaurant an estate, etc. We will also be happy to organize a gala dinner next to the chosen venue after the ceremony.
20. Is it possible to organize a private wedding ceremony?
Of course! We could hold weddings in villas where we can both organize a beautiful ceremony and comfortably accommodate you and your guests.