Ceremony Types

Religious (orthodox) wedding

The seashore is one of the most romantic and fairytale-like locations for a wedding to take place. The golden sand, the crystal-clear blue waters along with the freshness of a summer breeze constitute a sensational atmosphere that will transform your wedding day to a dream. If you were always dreaming of your special day to be such a memorable event, Greece and especially one of its most beautiful islands, Crete, is the place you were seeking. Full of seaside landscapes, smaller or larger beaches, sandy or rocky ones, Greece offers all options imaginable to please the desires of even the most demanding sea lovers. Have you imagined a discreet ceremony by the sea with a few friends and relatives followed by an elegant gathering accompanied by the sound of the waves and relaxing music? Is your dream wedding to plan a big beach party or an unforgettable reception with all your loved ones in a location with a breathtaking sea view? "Star Weddings" is here to guide you and help you realize whatever you have envisioned for this special day of yours. Set your imagination free and let us fulfil all your wishes throughout the planning of one of the most memorable days of your lives.

Civil wedding

A civil wedding in Crete is a unique way to celebrate and officialize the union with your other half in one of the most attractive picturesque and romantic islands of Greece. Although such a wedding ceremony was not so popular among Greek people until recently, it has always been well acclaimed by foreigners, who consider Crete the ideal location for their destination wedding. In the past, civil weddings could only take place in the Town Hall or another state-building. However, these days a civil ceremony can also be administered by an officiant (usually the deputy mayor) in specific areas outside the City Hall, which are determined by each municipality separately. Notes on civil weddings in Greece: What the couple needs to remember is that civil weddings in Greece take place on specific dates and hours throughout the week. Thus, it is essential to contact the respective municipality and make the necessary preparations on time. What is more, particular documents are required to be submitted by both partners.

Required documents for an official ceremony:
  • Copies of both partners’ passports · A certified copy of the couple’s birth certificates and their official translation into Greek. *
  • A Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) for each partner, issued from the couple’s state and their official translation into Greek. *
  • In Greece, a publication in a national or local newspaper in smaller towns is also required
  • A certified divorce or death certificate of the ex-partner and its official translation into Greek (if applicable). *
*All above certificates should have an Apostille stamp of the Hague Convention in order to be officially translated into Greek.

Symbolic wedding

Symbolic weddings have no legal validity in contrast to the religious and civil ones. Nevertheless, they have become quite prevalent, especially among those who are interested in having a wedding in the location of their dreams. After all, what makes a symbolic ceremony so attractive is the fact that there are no limitations concerning the place and time of the event. The couple can have the wedding ceremony of their dreams without any restrains and without having to follow any typical procedures. Many couples choose to have an official wedding in their homeland and then realize their dreams by having a symbolic ceremony in a dreamlike destination like Crete. We in Star Weddings are willing to help you fulfil your dream and guide you with our experience through this incomparable experience of planning one of the most precious and memorable days of your lives.