The Cost of Destination Elopements

The Cost of Destination Elopements in Greece

The idea of Greek Island elopement may bring about mixed thoughts regarding the person’s choice of marriage. However, like many other things, the concept of elopement has evolved to be something more special and intimate. 

A large-scale wedding may get intimidating for many, monetary and otherwise too, in these times. This has led to many couples considering eloping in the Greek islands to choose a smaller ceremony. So what is the difference between a typical wedding and an eloped one? What’s the cost like? Read on to find out!

Essentials for Elopements in Greece

  • Greek Wedding Photography

This is where you can extend your budget and hire the best Greek wedding photographer you can. Since it’s a destination wedding and you most probably don’t have personal contacts in Greece, do your research well and allocate those savings here. Hire a photographer who knows the place well and can add value to your elopement wedding. He can actually be your guide through your stay and cover those precious moments you spend with your husband.

  • Elopement Planner

Hire an elopement planner to save yourself from the nitty-gritty of the wedding hustle. Focus on having a ball of time and let the elopement planner take charge of your requirements. Not all, but in some instances, your elopement photographer can be a great help in organizing your elopement wedding. In any case, aim to be stress-free and hand over the charge to someone who is aware of your budget, place, and requirement.

  • Lodging

You’re off to the Greek islands for your elopement wedding; thus, your lodgings need to be taken care of. You need to make arrangements not only for yourself but even for your family and friends. It is always nice to stay close to them yet choose a quieter place for yourself so you can enjoy some alone time with your partner. 

  • Renting the Space

Since you are planning your wedding in Greece, you would require to check with the local rentals for the space you choose for your elopement wedding. Whether it’s a hotel, a park, a farm, or a hall; rentals and permits apply. 

The location rentals may start anywhere from 50 Euros and go above, depending on the choice of location. You may also be paying for permits as not all places allow marriage ceremonies to take place. This may add a minimum of another 50 Euros to your budget.

  • Activity Planning

Since nothing is conventional, why should your wedding plan be? Look at different activities that you can indulge in with your family and friends. However, be mindful not to ignore your partner along the way. Do keep a day or two especially to be spent with them with a variety of romantic activities preplanned. 

  • Prenuptial Agreement and Celebrant

The marriage clause differs from town to town, country to country. Therefore, do your check from before regarding the Greece policies, requirements, and procedures. However, Greece takes eight days before issuing the marriage license with a validity of six months for the ceremony to take place.

Once you are married, you may have to wait for the marriage certificate to be authorized and handed over to you.

Above all, Elopement Is a Lifetime Experience

Though it’s your destination wedding, you can make it a combination of a wedding plus honeymoon. Get your Greek wedding photographer to capture the beautiful moments you spend during your stay in Greece. Divide your budget wisely and spend your money thoughtfully. Destination elopement can cost you more than a regular wedding if you do not budget it well. 

Before you plan, do your research well and choose the vendors that best suit your budget. Plan activities you can do with your partner to make your time more enjoyable. Contact me for your destination wedding or elopement in Greece!


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