Q: Can I have a symbolic ceremony or a vows
renewal with no paperwork involved?
A: Yes! And the
ceremony is exactly the same as the legal wedding. Many
couples that happens to find difficulty with their paperwork,
they are getting married back home with by just signing the
papers at their town hall without taking the ceremony part and
then they come here and they have the actual ceremony with the
views of the ocean and the breathtaking sunset and all these
times, their guests don't even know about it!
If IT IS two of us, do we need witnesses for
our wedding in Santorini? |
Many couples come alone to
Santorini. Some of them want to avoid all the hassle and fuss
of planning a large wedding ceremony at home. If you come
alone, without wedding guests, we will provide necessary
witnesses for your wedding ceremony, at no additional
Q: When should I
book my date? If I want to get married next year, is it too
A: Many people
think, that it is too early to book a wedding date but please
note that Santorini is the number 1 wedding destination the
last 3 years and it is very hard to find available the date
you want even from 2 years from now.
Q: How many days
residency is required in Santorini?
A: 8 days before
the wedding and 1 working day after the wedding to register
your wedding. (not for all countries though so it is better to
Q: What papers do
I need to get married?
A: Please click here
What is an Apostille stamp and where can I get it from?
A: The documents
you will send us must be authenticated for use abroad. This is
also called legalization of the document. Authentication means
that a seal is placed on the document which will be recognized
in the foreign country where the document will be used and
that is the Apostille stamp.
click here For Australia
click here For USA click here For other countries,
please contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your
Q: How many days
before the wedding you need our paperwork?
A: The latest 30
days before the wedding BUT before you send them to us, you
have to fax them or email them to check them and tell you if
they are ok or if something is missing. If you send them
without our confirmation and the papers are not correct, the
wedding will be cancelled.
Q: If for some
reason our papers are not in your hands, what happens?
A: The wedding
will be either cancelled or you can have a symbolic ceremony
which is exactly as the regular wedding ceremony but it will
not be legal, it will be like vows renewal but your guests
will not know the difference.
Q: I don't have a
Greek embassy or Consultant in my area to translate and
authenticate my papers, what can I do?
A: You can send
your papers to us and we will handle the translation and the
authentication for a fee.
Q: What is the
difference between a regular photographer and videographer and
a professional wedding photographer and professional wedding
A: Most people
when they find their selves in front of a camera they just
freeze and do not know what to do! This is where are
professionals come in. They make sure to have a relaxed and
fun session with them and also our agency's professionals,
edit the photos and the video, what that means? In the photos,
if you have black circles under the eyes, or wrinkles or moles
or tattoos, we make them go and in the photos you will look
perfect and this type of editing is offered only by us and not
any other photographer in the island. In the video, we add
music and photos and we also add discreet effects so your
wedding DVD will be like a Hollywood production!
Can I get married anywhere in Santorini?
A: No. although
Santorini is big, there are only a few places that we have
permission to use for civil ceremonies but it doesn't make a
difference because they all have the same magnificent view.
Regarding Oia though, you have to inform us from the beginning
if you wish to get married there, as it is a different town
hall with different paperwork required and also you can see
the sunset until the end as it sets behind the mountain. The
best places to get married in Santorini is in Fira,
Firostefani, Imerovigli and Pyrgos caldera side.