Destination I Do: How Pull Off A Big and Beautiful Wedding in Greece

Greece has always been a top destination of choice when it comes to big and beautiful weddings. The country’s a wonderful kaleidoscope of culture, colour, and flavours, prompting couples from all over the world to tie the knot here in their wedding bucket list. A wedding in Greece is a romantic affair – it gets to be celebrated around ancient architecture with a deep history, highlighted by stunning scenery you can’t find anywhere else and illuminated by the dreamy Greek light.

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The good thing about getting married here is that there are readily available all-in wedding packages in Greece for quick and easy matrimony. But if you’re the type of couple who wants to make sure that you’ll have a unique and unforgettable affair, it’s recommended to take time to plan and strategize on how to personalize and add a personal touch to your big day. In this article, we will guide you through the critical elements you should consider in order to pull off the Greek wedding of your dreams, just like a wedding planner in Greece would.

Set the date

One of the most important things when planning a destination wedding is the date — finding the most ideal time where you and your guests would be at your most comfortable. One of the advantages of deciding to go for a wedding in Greece is that the weather and getting here will be the least of your concerns. The country is a Mediterranean paradise, meaning it’s virtually sunny and shiny all-year-round. The islands are always bursting with colours — from the village Bougainvillea, the turquoise seas, and the golden sunrises and sunsets. Plus, all major islands have modern airports, charter services (via land, air, or water), and accommodation of all types of budget, so bringing guests from all over the world will never be a problem.

Choose your venue

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It is very important to set the location beforehand. Greece is a country of islands, which is a good thing if you like a lot of options. There are literally hundreds of venue choices in Greece, from cliff hotels and private villas, down to olive groves and private islands. A wedding in Athens, for example, will let you say your “I dos” with a view of ancient ruins, something utterly unique and you can do in Greece. If you are set on your vision (be it indoors or outdoors), choosing the perfect location would be a breeze. Plus, your Greek wedding planner will be there to help and guide you along the way, including budget and logistics.

Find your style

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Your wedding’s theme is one of the elements that make a standout affair. It should make a statement and create impact — and it’s easy to do that with a wedding in Greece. The country has talented wedding suppliers that will help you with your vision, making sure that every detail will comply with your style. You’ll have the freedom to be creative as Greece will be the canvas for your most romantic artwork. Want a sophisticated woodland wonderland wedding? A classic beach celebration under the Greek stars? Party aboard a yacht? Any of these you can do in Greece!

Plan the activities

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Going to Greece should not limit you to the wedding. There are a lot of awesome activities you and your guests MUST enjoy and take advantage of. Don’t make your wedding in Greece just a quick affair — make it a holiday! Encourage your guests to explore the islands. Do food crawls and wine tours in Santorini, go on historical and archaeological immersions in Athens, go island hopping in Zakynthos, or go shopping in Mykonos — so many things to do!

It’s up to you on how big and bold you want your wedding to be. Just remember that your wedding planner in Greece will always be there to assist you in making the happiest of memories.

Couples turning to muscle cars as their wedding car of choice

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Classic car hire platform BookAclassic has been looking closely at its wedding bookings across the UK and has found that couples favour the Ford Mustang over more traditional transport choices.

The Ford Mustang has been particularly popular within the last 12 months with bookings for the muscle car increasing 300% on the previous 12 months.

The ever-popular Volkswagen Campervan is also doing well on the site and sits just behind the Mustang in terms of number of bookings. Continue reading

Great Hobby Ideas For Making The Most Of Your Spare Time

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Everyone needs a hobby to keep them entertained at the end of the working day. You might only have a couple of hours spare time during the evening, so it’s wise to choose your hobby carefully. Just take a look at some of your interests and see if you can come up with something suitable. Maybe there are some salsa classes you’ve wanted to attend for a while? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to brush up on your cooking skills? Whatever you might think, finding an excellent way to pass the time will make your life seem more fulfilled. There is nothing worse than sitting in front of the TV all night long. So, I’ve included some suggestions you might like to consider in this post. Continue reading

Things To Consider When Booking a Cruise

Cruising is a great way to see a lot of sights in a short amount of time. You can cross off all those places that you’ve wanted to visit after a week or two of cruising. You get to enjoy great food, entertainment, fun and games as well. They are a no-brainer! If you are looking to book a cruise holiday, here are a few things to think about and consider. Continue reading

5 Sinful Sweet Treats That Will Make You Forget The January Detox

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Forget trying to shed all those vices in January. Vices are what make the world so ruddy delicious. We all know that you don’t really want to be munching on that celery stick and spending hours doing Zumba. So let the dark side take over and be tempted by these obscenely delicious treats that we’re cruelly waving in front of your dieting face. It’s OK so salivate… Continue reading

The Best Practical Steps During A Divorce

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Although a divorce is never going to be pleasant for you or your family, sometimes it’s the best course of action. I won’t lie to you here. There’s going to be a lot of emotional pain. You’ll be facing the polar opposite of all the joy and optimism that came right after the proposal. Although it may be tough, there are certain practical things you should do. This will ensure the whole bitter affair isn’t any harder than it needs to be. Continue reading

Top Tips For A Perfect Skiing Holiday For Novices

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Now is the time to go on a skiing holiday. The weather is perfect, and it is just far enough after Christmas to warrant a vacation. The only thing is, you can’t ski! Don’t worry, though, because a lot of people that go on skiing holidays cannot ski. Then, when the vacation is over, they go from novices to intermediates, and some even go to pro level.

Still, before any beginner goes on a skiing trip, there are a few things they need to be aware of first. Let’s face it, you don’t want to discover them flying down a mountain at fifty miles an hour!

Get Professional Lessons

Every beginner that goes skiing thinks getting lessons from a family member is a good idea. It isn’t. Basically, family members are not professional skiers, and you won’t learn any pearls of wisdom. Professionals, on the other hand, are top class skiers as well as great teachers. The best way to learn to ski quickly is to take your time, focus and ask the experts for tips and advice.

Rent, Don’t Buy

Skiing equipment is obviously essential to your trip, but it is also very expensive. So, what are your options? Firstly, you could invest in a lot of good equipment that you can take on your trip, or you can rent it when you get to the resort. The best option for a beginner is to rent and not buy. Why? You should rent because you don’t know whether you are going to continue with skiing, or whether it is a one-time holiday. The last thing you want to do is spend hundreds of dollars on equipment only to use it once.

Buy Quality If You Don’t Want To Rent

Okay, you may be sure that you are going to go back to the slopes year after year, so you are going to buy instead of rent. In this case, you need to make sure that you invest in quality and substance over style. Quality skis and skiing gear is more expensive, but it is a one-time buy. For example, Connelly skis and equipment will last for a very long time, so it will save you money in the long run. The cheaper gear is not as well manufactured and will break more easily.

Book A Hotel

There will be lots of people telling you to book self-catering accommodation, but don’t listen. For them, it is a good choice because they are skiers who know what to expect when they go on a skiing vacation. You, in contrast, don’t have a clue what to expect, so it is a good idea to make your trip as simple as possible. Having to cook your meals may not sound too stressful, but it is an unwanted inconvenience after a hard day on the slopes.

Practice

You don’t have to be a complete novice before you go on vacation because you can practice on artificial slopes and ski centers. Although they are not the same thing, they are a decent replica.

Just a couple of tryouts will prepare you for life on the slopes.

How To Plan A Last Minute Party With Ease

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Last minute parties are a wonderful way of having spontaneous fun with your friends and family. Parties do require a lot of planning and preparation but last minute hosts don’t have that luxury. But some of the best parties are the ones without too much planning involved. If you’ve always liked the idea of a party that just comes together last minute, but not sure how to organise it, never fear. This how-to guide will provide you with some key pointers into making your last minute party a success. Read on and throw your own party in no time. Continue reading