You just took a deep breath after you said the big “yes” to your significant other. You are now engaged and facing a major task – plan you wedding! And not any wedding, but a destination wedding in Greece! You went there the first summer you met and you have fond memories of your island vacation there. You spontaneously made the decision and now it is sinking in with everything it entails. How will you manage to organise everything from far away? Will you find the vendors you need? How much will it cost? Will your friends and family join you to this special trip? Will you manage to organise it by yourself or will you need to hire a wedding planner? A wedding planner at home or a wedding planner in Greece?
Take another deep breath and stay calm. Then follow those simple steps…
Take time to be happy
Don’t let the prospect of your task overwhelm you. Take the time to enjoy these very special moments and create memories. Make photos of the two of you, of the engagement ring and of the place where the proposal took place. Allow yourself time to be happy!
Announce your engagement to your families
Don’t just call your parents and siblings to announce the big news. Offer them the opportunity to see your happiness up close when you tell them in person. Ideally both of you should be present as at this moment signals welcoming a new member to each family. Share with them your wish to have your wedding in Greece and be prepared to answer a lot of questions!
Set the date
This is one of the most important decisions you will need to make. It is difficult even if you are getting married in your backyard, let alone have a wedding far away from home. In this case you need to be careful taking into consideration the weather conditions and the extra organisation required. Typically late spring and early autumn are ideal for a wedding in Greece. Keep that in mind and work your schedule around it.
Decide on the tone of your wedding
What does your dream wedding look like? Is it a formal event, a casual affair or a theme wedding? Will you have a religious or a civil wedding? This phase is crucial and you need to devote time with your partner in order to decide. What is important is that your wedding will be a dream come true for both of you.
Set the budget
A wedding abroad definitely has an increased cost. Before you make any move or take any commitment decide how much money you would like to spend. It is the moment when reality strikes and eventually help you make the required decisions, however hard they may be.
Decide on a wedding planner in Greece
If you are very familiar with your destination and you decided on a small, intimate affair you may decide to plan the wedding on your own. If you are going for a bigger event, we would advise you to hire a wedding planner in Greece. Maybe hiring a wedding planner at home may feel more comfortable for you but in reality you need someone that knows the local market, speaks Greek and will make the best of your budget. Your wedding planner in Greece may be far away but with current technology it is so easy to get to know someone. There are many highly qualified professionals in the Greek market, eager to help you organise the most important day of your life in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Look for them!
We are here to help you. Drop us a line or call us if you need information and advice. We will be happy to assist you!