Choosing your nuptial destination
Planet Weddings offer you the option to get married in Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Gozo, Croatia, France, Madeira and the Azores.
Please bear in mind that some destinations require longer notice to process your wedding request and this should be taken into account when selecting your nuptial resort.
Choosing the type of wedding & the venue
The type of wedding which can be organised on your behalf will depend on which nuptial destination you have selected. Some simply offer ‘civil ceremonies’ whereas others also give you the option of a religious ceremony.
'Same-sex' weddings are available in Portugal and we can also arrange 'same-sex' blessings at a variety of locations in Cyprus and Greece for couples who have registered a 'civil partnership' in UK.
When we offer a choice of venues for the type of wedding you want, the final decision is a matter of your preference: a civil ceremony at a local Registry Office or within the grounds of a hotel; a religious wedding or blessing at the resort’s church or in the grounds of one of the hotels.
Choosing where you will stay
On weddings taking place at hotels, costs will be based on bride and groom being residents so it is preferable that your holiday reservation is made at that particular hotel (some hotels accept, at a supplement, weddings for non-residents).
For other nuptial venues, we recommend you make your booking in or near the resort where you will be married.
Planet Holidays can organise all your travel and accommodation requirements for you and your whole party
Making your initial enquiry and booking
Please click here to fill in the on-line request form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your initial enquiry (please allow 24-hrs for us to contact you). If you have a pretty good idea of the date you wish to travel on and which hotel you wish to stay at, we will check the availability of your preferred flight and accommodation. Then we’ll start discussing your wedding plans and if you have not quite decided on the actual venue, we’ll give you all the advice you need.
Your request will be forwarded to our Wedding Co-ordinator at the relevant overseas resort to check on availability of your chosen venue and of the person responsible to conduct your wedding/blessing.
We strongly recommend that you advise your guests attending your wedding to book their flight and accommodation with Planet Holidays as soon as possible.
Wedding deposit required at the time of booking
• For weddings in 2017, a non-refundable deposit of £350 must be paid by yourself to Planet Holidays at the time of booking.
• Some resorts may also require a non-refundable deposit of £100 to secure the registrar.
• We will also confirm to you if your wedding venue / hotel requires a non-refundable deposit to secure your wedding date.
• Most deposit required for resorts / venue / hotels need to be paid directly to the resort / venue in Euro.
Firstly, you’ll need to complete and return to us the ‘Application for Marriage’ form. Your next priority is to obtain all the legal documentation required to process your wedding (please click here to access the Legal Requirements & Documentation page of this website). We’ll take you through all the requirements and procedures depending on your nuptial destination and the type of wedding you have selected.
The special touches
This is when we start talking about all the extra special touches to personalise the arrangements for your big day. Wedding bouquets, buttonholes, wedding cake, wedding car, wedding photographs, wedding DVD’s... we’ve thought about everything and can send you, upon request, details and prices of what is available and can be pre-arranged at your nuptial destination.
If you are planning to have your wedding reception at your hotel, we can obtain on your behalf details and costs of the various options available. (Please note that if your guests have chosen to travel independently, we will still be able to make enquiries for your reception but this service will incur an initial administration charge (payable in UK) and all net costs quoted to you for the reception will need to be paid by yourselves direct to the supplier)
Last minute requests
Whilst we urge you not to leave anything until the last minute... there may be a few minor things you’ll suddenly want to request as your departure date approaches. Just call us anytime you wish and we’ll do our utmost to meet your requests
Arriving at your destination & countdown to the big day
Your Planet Weddings Wedding Co-ordinator (for weddings in Cyprus & Greece) or Local Agent and/or Hotel Wedding Co-ordinator on behalf of Planet Holidays (at other nuptial destinations) will contact you shortly after you arrive at your resort to go through all the arrangements made on your behalf, make preparations to finalise all the documentation and organise any official visits which may be required. This will also be the time to discuss the final details for anything else you have asked us to organise such as the flowers, transportation to the wedding venue, the reception, etc., plus perhaps advice on booking hairdresser and beauty treatments. As your big day approaches, specific details about timings and procedures before and during the actual ceremony will be discussed with you.
Your wedding day
Plenty of time for you to relax and get ready while your Wedding Co-ordinator makes a final check on everything that is expected such as the delivery of the flowers, transportation to the venue, the photographer, the wedding reception, etc. The Wedding Co-ordinator will also be responsible to ensure that everyone leaves on time to reach the wedding location and that everything runs smoothly up until we leave you to celebrate the happy event with family and friends
After your wedding
Depending on which resort you got married in, your marriage certificate may not be ready to take back with you before you return home, in which case we will forward it to your home address. If you had engaged the services of a photographer, it is more than likely that you’ll be able to see your photographs soon after your wedding day. For DVD’s, we advise you to view and agree to the final compilation before you return home.