Post # 1
i’m getting married in Greece next summer, Fiance is Greek but i am not and i don’t speak the laguage either!! his father is from Samos, a greek island, and i am essentially planning this wedding by myself, so i’ll take any help i can get!
i should mention that i’ve never been to this island and due to budget, i will not be going before the wedding either… so basically i’m doing this blind here.
does anyone know this island? do you have pictures? i’m having trouble getting responses from people on the island, like the wedding planner at the hotel i want for the reception. it seems to me that nothing gets booked on paper, everything is just based on poeple’s word. i’m of italian background so i’m familiar with the practice, but it’s making me nervous that i can’ t be there to just fully get the impression that things are confirmed. does anyone else have this problem? or any advice?
Post # 3
I’m getting married in Greece as well and I definitely get the impression that it’s very informal but people do keep their word! And they are very kind and pleased that foreigners want to get married there.
We found a local wedding coordinator to help with translating paperwork and organising stuff, but we are going out there soon to plan stuff for next year so we are fortunate to do that. you’ll need to make sure you have the relevant documentation sorted out well in advance and translated, etc. That’s the most important thing I think, to make sure it’s legal! I have been in touch with another couple who got married in Greece and other than the paperwork and booking the town hall ceremony, they literally didn’t sort anything out until the week before when they arrived there!
I would say, just arrive a week beforehand, then use that time to go around in person and see what has been arranged. If there’s anything you don’t like, I think that will be enough time to rearrange things. good luck!!!