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Frequently Asked Questions


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!


Q: 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 charge

Q: When should I book my date? If I want to get married next year, is it too soon?

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 contact us)

 

Q: What papers do I need to get married?

A: Please click here

 

Q: 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.

For UK click here For Australia click here For USA click here For other countries, please contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country.

 

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 videographer?

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!

 

Q: 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.  

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For more Santorini weddings information's For your legal papers you can call Santorini town hall a:30 2286028094