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#1 jools



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Posted 06 February 2007 - 10:45 PM

Hello all from a new member,

My Fiance and i are planning to get married in Hersonissos this September, we have been to Hersonissos many times and fallen in love with it.

We have looked into the legal documentation needed and we are going to try to organise things ourselves, but wondered if anyone has any experience in this, is the use of wedding planner an unnecessary expense?

The documentation doesn't seem too difficult, but we don't want to find we have missed something important at the last minute!

We also wondered if anyone has details of photographers, beauticians and wedding cars in hersonissos.


Julie & Ed :blush:

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:10 PM

Hi Jools.

First of all. Are u sure u want to do this??? :blush:

Just joking!! :D

Here is some piece of information for getting married in Crete which I copied from the site http://www.livinginc....net/index.html

Cheers and all the best to both of u.


Getting Married in Crete
Living in Crete

If you are thinking of having your wedding in Crete and you need help in planning your Cretan wedding, check out the following websites for information on accommodation and wedding co-ordination. A wedding co-ordinator can take care of all the paperwork, book and arrange all the details and leave you free to relax and really enjoy your wedding in Crete:



The documents required by the Greek authorities are:

a Certificate of Non Impediment (CNI) and
a certified translation into Greek of the full birth certificate of a British national who intends to marry in Greece, plus
evidence that any previous marriage has been dissolved for example a Decree Absolute or Death Certificate.
Application should be made with all the relevant documentation ( with certified translations into Greek) to the local Town Hall for a Marriage Licence to be issued - this normally takes approximately 8 days after which a date for the ceremony can be set.

In the case of a Registry Marriage advice should be obtained from the Mayors Office or President of the community.

A British national resident in Greece should apply to the British Consular authorities in Greece for a CNI. This certificate may be issued on the 22nd day after he/she has sworn an affidavit or signed a declaration at the nearest British Consular Office to the effect that no impediment to the proposed marriage exists. He/she must be resident in the relevant Consular district for at least 21 days before making such a declaration.

The cost for this service is currently the equivalent of 70 ( 105.00). Alternatively on production of a CNI issued in the UK the Consular Office will issue the equivalent in Greek. The cost for this service is currently 35 ( 52.50). In the United Kingdom a CNI may be obtained from a local Superintendent Registrar after 15 days notice has been given.

In the case of a church marriage advice should be obtained from the priest or minister of the church where the marriage is to be celebrated.

If the marriage is to be celebrated in a Greek Orthodox Church we understand that a certificate from an Ecclesiastical Authority to the effect that there is no impediment to the marriage will be necessary. Advice on this should be obtained by your Greek partner from the authorities of the church where you intend to marry. St. Pauls Anglican Church in Athens will sign a CNI for use in a Greek Church where the interested party is of the Anglican faith.

The Catholic church is situated at Halidon St. , Chania.


Documents emanating from a foreign country which are to be used in Greece must be officially legalised with the Hague Convention 'Apostille' (available for UK public documents from the Legalisation Office in London; contact tel no: 0044 20 70081111) and then officially translated at a Greek Consulate abroad or when in Greece at the Translations Bureau of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs at: 10 Arionos Street, Psiri., 105 64 Athens, tel: +30 210 3244036.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 12:41 AM

B) I just found this thread in the archives. Happy to say, Julie and Ed actually found that using a wedding planner was not an unecessary expense and Ilais and I arranged their fabulous wedding for them in Hersonnissos last September.

Just in case anyone was wondering B)