(Closed) Any body else getting married in Cyprus?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

There are not many US brides and grooms who come in islands like Cyprus or Malta. But it’s common in UK or France.

Post # 4
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Newbee

I”m getting married in Ireland–but I’ve thought about Cyprus for the honeymoon. The pictures look AMAZING! Where are you getting married?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m getting married in Cyprus. Smile

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mallenbz -me too!  Where abouts?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m getting married in Limassol in a Greek Orthodox Church. I’m Anglican though. It’s a very nice church. I can’t wait. Smile

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My ceremony’s Anglican too – even although I’m church of Scotland!  So I’m a bit nervous as I’m not familiar with your service.

Is there anything specific I need to know?

I can’t wait either it’s flying in!  Are you almost organised?x

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ Mallenbz – thanks so much!  I will have a look when I get home from the office!  I’m crazy excited about everything!  My bridesmaids are taking me to Majorca for 4 days next weekend for my hen do!  Can’t believe how quickly it’s all flown in!

I wanted to double check the differences, I have one question which I can’t seem to find an answer to – do I have to make the sign of the cross during the ceremony?  I know we don’t in Scottish weddings, but someone said you guys do?

Thanks for giving such brilliant advice, so exciting to speak to another Cyprus bride!x

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I asked my mother who is a lay minister in the church. She said that at the end of the wedding the priest bless the couple and then you and the groom would make the sign of the cross plus the congregation.

When u get to Cyprus, just ask the Father was well. I don’t know if its a little different. For example in a Anglican marriage, banns are done.

Banns are an announcement of your intention to marry and a chance for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place.

Banns need to be read in the parish where each of you lives as well as the church in which you are to be married if that is another parish.

You must have your banns read out in church for three Sundays during the three months before the wedding. This is often done over three consecutive Sundays but does not have to be.

Your wedding is a destination wedding and banns wouldn’t be able to be given out. So, I don’t know.

Thats great that your having a hen night in Majorca!!! Smile

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hiya – we have banns in the Church of Scotland as well.  I was asking as I know making the sign of the cross is going to be a problem for both me and my family – and I know a few people will refuse to do this.  Do you think this will be a problem?

I think I will email my minister in Cyprus and ask him if that part is 100% necessary, or if it would cause offence if my side didn’t do this in the church…

When I arrive in Cyprus I need to register my intent to be married at least 5 days before the wedding with the town hall.  I’m guessing it’s their equivilant to banns lol.

Are you having an Orthodox ceremony then?x

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why don’t u want to do the sign of the cross? Is it something that Church of Scotland people don’t do? Well I do see a problem for you. It is something integral in my faith as well as the Orthodox and Roman Catholic. I think it would be fine if your family doesn’t do it, but you are the one that is suppose to since you are getting married in an Anglican church. Just discuss the issue with your priest.

Yes, I’m having a Orthodox ceremony. I don’t like that my Maid of Honor must be Orthdox so that crosses out my sister. But, I was the one that decided to get married in their church so I have to follow their rules. Also they don’t allow music to be played in the church. So I can’t walk down the isle to “Bridal March” from Lohengrin by Wagner and “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn. I think though it’s a great service besides that and I’m looking forward to be a part of it.

Hope things work out u! Smile

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We don’t cross ourselves in the Church of Scotland.  I’m going to see if an work something out with my minister.  Thanks for your feedback – it’s good to have advice from within the religion ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s a shame you can’t have music but I’m sure you can make up for it afterwards!  I’m walking down the aisle to Ray Charles – you are so beautiful to me, and we’re coming back out to the carpenters – we’ve only just begun.

Beautiful songs!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Awww…that great mrsgtobee! Thats a great song! I was upset when I heard that I can’t have music. I’ll more than definitely make up for it after the service!!! hehe

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