Weddings in Cyprus
A short flight, delicious cuisine and a gentle warming breeze – does this make Cyprus the ideal wedding destination? Well, for many couples each year, it makes the perfect location to escape to for a romantic wedding day. Nicknamed ‘the island of love’, Cyprus is surrounded by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The beautiful blue waters are complimented by mile after mile of fine sandy beaches, creating beautiful scenery for your wedding ceremony. With luxury hotels and bars located on the coast, a beach wedding and hotel or bar reception is a very popular choice amongst couples who wed on the island.
The choice of wedding reception venues is an important thing to consider when planning your wedding abroad – Cyprus offers a wide range of options to suit your needs. Whether it’s a relaxed and tranquil evening with a brass band and low level candlelight for ambiance, or a livelier event with your own band/DJ and a dancefloor for the family to fill – the Cypriots know how to cater for it all.
Important information about WEDDINGS IN Cyprus
We advise that you spend a minimum of 5 days in Cyprus before your wedding to make all the necessary arrangements. If you are getting married in a civil ceremony you will need to, by law, be in Cyprus for 3 working days before your marriage; if it is a religious ceremony you will need to be in the country for 5 working days before your marriage.
The couple will both need to provide copies of the following documents before the wedding (and also take them upon travel):
- A valid, 10 year UK passport that does not expire within 6 months of your return to the UK.
- A copy of both birth certificates of the couple, issued no less than 6 months before the date of your wedding.
- Original decree absolutes from any previous marriages.
- If you have been widowed, you’ll need the original copy of your previous partner’s death certificate and your original marriage certificate.
- Original deed polls for any previous name changes.
Copies of all the above documents must be supplied before your wedding day and original copies taken with you to Cyprus.
It is also worth noting that sometimes the documents aforementioned will need to be translated or legalised by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which carries an admin fee. The cost of this will be advised to you by our wedding planners at the time of booking.