If you’re planning a Sun-Kissed Destination Wedding in Santorini get inspired by this styled wedding. Furthermore, check out the five things you should consider before getting there!
Heather J Photography says: “A luxurious styled shoot at Rocabella Resort in Santorini Greece, planned and styled by AMV Weddings was a breathtaking treat. The light sun kissed these two and the coast of the Caldera and Rocabella Resort was a beautiful backdrop.”
Here are the five things to consider when planning your Sun-Kissed Destination Wedding in Santorini:
Wedding Venues and Planning
Santorini offers a range of breathtaking venues for weddings. Among them are unique clifftop locations with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, as well as many unique venues on the other side of the island. For your Sun-Kissed Destination Wedding in Santorini, the most popular venues are located in towns like Oia, Fira, or Imerovigli. For your special day, this side of Santorini will provide you with a unique backdrop of the whole cliffside. On top, you will be able to enjoy the world-famous Santorini sunset, which millions of tourists come to see every year!
Working with a local wedding planner can help you with a smooth wedding planning process. Otherwise, try to find someone who is familiar with the island. Someone who can assist you in coordinating all the necessary details. We deeply advise you to have one person who you can rely on, on the day of your wedding! As you do not want to miss out on the joyous occasion of your destination wedding!
Accommodation for Guests
As Santorini is a popular tourist destination, it’s important to secure accommodations for your wedding guests well in advance. Consider booking a block of rooms in a hotel or renting villas or guesthouses, depending on the number of attendees. For group booking, we advise you to work with a guest management coordinator or a bespoke tourist agent. They can also take over the guest management of all your wedding week activities. On the other hand, you can simply share the location of your own accommodation and wedding ceremony and reception venue. Choosing accommodations near the wedding venue can make it convenient for your guests to attend the ceremony and celebrations.
Weather and Season
While Santorini’s weather is generally favorable for outdoor weddings, it’s crucial to consider the season and weather conditions for your wedding date. The summer months (June to September) offer warm and sunny weather, but they can also be quite hot and crowded. If you prefer a more intimate and temperate experience, consider planning your wedding during the shoulder seasons. Spring or even winter, when the weather is milder and the crowds are fewer. Be prepared, however, many stores will be closed and the selection of wedding venues that stay open in Santorini outside the summer season, will be much fewer!
Civil Marriage Requirements
If you’re planning to have a civil ceremony, it’s important to understand and fulfill the legal requirements for getting married in Greece. Ensure you have the necessary documentation, such as passports, birth certificates, and certificates of no impediment. You might need additional documentation if you’re coming from different countries or want to have the official Greek Orthodox religious ceremony. Consulting with a wedding planner or the local authorities will help you navigate through the legalities and ensure a smooth process. On the other hand, many couples choose a simpler, symbolic ceremony and arrange all the paperwork at home.
Cultural Experiences and Activities
Make your destination wedding in Santorini even more memorable by incorporating local cultural experiences and activities for your guests. Consider arranging a sunset cruise around the caldera, wine tastings at local vineyards, or traditional Greek entertainment during the celebrations. These experiences will provide a unique touch to your wedding and allow your guests to immerse themselves in the beauty and charm of Santorini.
Remember, when you’re planning a Sun-Kissed Destination Wedding in Santorini, consider all details which would make your wedding an unforgettable experience! Don’t be afraid to consult with wedding professionals, such as a planner, coordinator or wedding consultant, to help you create a magical and unforgettable experience for your special day.
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Heirlooms and extras: The Styling Reserve//Ring Designer: Victor Barbone Jewelry//Shoes:Bella Belle//Dress Designer: Karen Sabag//Veils and headpieces: Botias Accessories//Dress Designer:Liz Martinez Bridal//Apparel: Erin Rhyne//Invitation Designer: Laura Elizabeth Patrick//Cake Designer: Monika Kos Sweets//Beauty: By Madeline Eleanor//Linens and Coverings: House of Hough//Equipment Rentals:Spark Events//Lighting: Santorini Events//Caterer:Spicy Bites//Equipment Rentals: Weddings & Whimsy//Floral Designer: maria voudouri//Event Planner: AMV Weddings//Event Venue:Rocabella Santorini Hotel Resort & Spa//Photographer: Heather J Photography//Submitted via Two Bright Lights