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Couples flocked to Greece to attend their dream wedding in a unique destination. Two wedding planners to learn about the latest couple wedding trends and expectations when planning a destination wedding in Greece.

Boutique wedding planner Olympia Giannopoulou (Olympia Giannopoulou) is the owner of “Marry Me” in Greece. After 25 years in hotel management, she started her wedding planning business nearly ten years ago. One of her many responsibilities is event planning and coordination.

All her skills were used when planning a destination wedding for one of her clients. She provides “full service” wedding planning.

From the paperwork and documents required to get married in Greece to hair and makeup, photography, hiring a DJ, transportation, bridal dress renovation services, recommendations from wedding cake designers, ordering flowers and decorations – even fireworks – these are all It’s my service,” Olympia explained.

In the past few years, the wedding planning business for Greek destination weddings has grown steadily. Many tourists come to Greece, fall in love with the beauty of this country, and most importantly, feel safe when visiting. Then they chose it as their dream destination for marriage.

Where is the best place to get married in Greece?

“Greece has beautiful and charming places where weddings can be held. This unique environment cannot be found anywhere else,” Olympia said.

She explained that her destination wedding can be as small as 2-35 people or as large as 125 people. When asked where in Greece people like to get married most, Olympia answered: “Santorini is still the NO1 place to get married in Greece.”

It’s not hard to understand why couples want to get married on Santorini. The background is a traditional whitewashed cube-style house overlooking the caldera and the sparkling blue water below. This is where destination weddings dreams come true!

Other popular wedding locations include Mykonos, Athens, and even smaller islands such as Kea Island, which is located off the coast of the mainland. The lovers even choose the neoclassical background of Nafplio, the original capital of Greece.

In Greece, most of the “marry me” destination weddings are Greek Orthodox weddings for expatriates, and these weddings are “very expensive”. They also treat weddings like holidays, Olympia explained. “I have also done symbolic weddings, Hindu weddings, and a Jewish wedding. ”

She added: “My biggest challenge is to make every bride happy. The best reward is that everyone is happy at the end of the wedding. My goal is to build a business on the basis of reputation and trust.”

Some advice for couples who are considering booking Greece as their wedding destination: make sure to book in advance! More and more couples choose Greece as their wedding location, and many wedding planning companies have limited locations.

 

Wedding on Santorini island in Greece, beautiful couple, bride in a white wedding dress. White houses and blue sky

Why do people choose Greece as a wedding destination?

Sarah Hatjipavlis of Grecian Ceremonies talked about why people might want to travel and get married in Greece.

Hatjipavlis is an award-winning wedding planner based in Rhode Island. Her work has allowed her to travel all over the country and has accumulated a lot of professional knowledge about Greek destination weddings over the years.

“The experience of traveling to Greece, culture, food, beautiful countries, islands, blue waters-these are the primary reasons,” Hatjipavlis explained, which explains why Greece is almost universally attractive to engaged couples.

“They choose the weather, they choose the beautiful sea, and some people choose it because getting married abroad is cheaper than getting married in their own country.

“Weddings in the United States are expensive, so some couples choose Greece because they can have a better experience. It is usually cheaper indeed, even if there are flights.”

 

With information from: https://greekreporter.com/2021/12/10/everything-you-need-to-know-when-planning-your-dream-wedding-in-greece/

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