Getting Married in Greece (Santorini Weddings) Planning a Greek Wedding in Santorini Greece
Getting Married in Greece? Here is some useful information that will be useful to know in order to start planning your Greek wedding in Santorini Greece!
For your civil wedding in Santorini, Greece to be legally valid worldwide, the following documents must be submitted:
Copies of these passports should be submitted at the Santorini Town Hall.
Apart from the documentation mentioned above, it is necessary that the following be obtained in the event that you desire a religious wedding ceremony.
Note that both parties must be Christians. Either or both the bride or/and groom must be an Orthodox Christian. If one of the parties is not an Orthodox Christian, a "Christening" or "Baptism" Certificate is required.
Some documents may have an alternative name in your country/state. Make sure that you receive the appropriate document with the required information.
Kindly fax all the documents and their apostilles to us so that we may review them prior to translation. Upon our confirmation that they are all in tact, you may proceed with their translation.
The Greek authorities require that ALL documents requested (apart from the Divorce Certificate) must be issued NO more than 3 months prior to the wedding date.
All documents with Apostille seals, etc, and their translations must be faxed to us at least 30 days prior to the date of the wedding.
Have the original documents with you when you come to Santorini to submit to the town hall or church. If you would like to keep the originals, you must obtain certified copies of the original documents, and have those apostilled and translated instead.
The following day of your wedding ceremony, you will receive an official Marriage Certificate in Greek. A translation of the Marriage Certificate is an internationally-valid document, which you can obtain when you return to your country of residence from the authority had all the other documents translated.
Both the bride and the groom are required to pay € 15 each to the tax office in Greece.