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Your Wedding Planner

Your wedding will be one of the most important events of your life and arranging it with Planet Weddings will be as pleasurable as the day itself.
We have outlined below a rough guide explaining the various procedures from the moment we receive your initial query up to the last minute preparations leading to your big day.

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Choosing your nuptial destination


Planet Weddings offer you the option to get married in Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Gozo, Croatia and France.
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, Italy, Malta and Croatia and we can also arrange 'same-sex' symbolic ceremonies at a variety of locations in Cyprus and Greece for same-sex couples who have had their official wedding ceremony registered 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

Important Note: During COVID some hotels will not allow non residents to come in and will request that all guests are residents in the hotel.


Making your initial enquiry and booking


Please click here to fill in the on-line request form or email us at weddings@planet-holidays.co.uk with your initial enquiry (please allow 48 hours 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 2022, a non-refundable deposit of £450 must be paid by yourself to Planet Holidays at the time of booking if you are also booking your holiday (flights and accommodation) with us  or £650 if Wedding Only ( for 2023 £500 and £700 respectively)

• 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.

• Some deposit required for resorts / venues / hotels need to be paid directly to the resort / venue in Euro and other deposits will need to be paid to Planet Holidays.


The paperwork


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.

Planning your wedding reception

The variety of options for your wedding reception is (almost) as diverse as the choice of nuptial locations we feature.

If you are planning to get married in one of our hotels, it may be a compulsory requirement that your reception also takes place on-site and we’ll tell you at the time of booking. We will provide you with details of the special menus available, depending on your budget and number of guests attending your wedding. From small cocktail parties including drinks and canapés after the ceremony, to buffets, beach barbecues and formal dinners, most hotels offer a range of flexible options and a variety of venues, indoor or out.

If you prefer to hold your wedding reception at a picturesque local restaurant or taverna, we will have (depending on your wedding location) plenty of suggestions to offer you and again, we’ll provide you with all the necessary information to help you make your mind up.

At some destinations, options even include the chance to host your reception on a luxurious yacht or catamaran, and... if it’s just the two of you, how about a romantic dinner in the privacy of your terrace at your hotel perhaps? Just tell us what you have in mind at the time of booking and we’ll make all enquiries on your behalf.

Hotels offering only 'all inclusive' will charge a fee to all non residents guests coming in on the day of the wedding – If you want to have a private function a wedding menu will need to be booked and paid for extra.  Some  Hotels offering only ‘all inclusive’ will allow you to use your all inclusive drinks on the day of the wedding.

Important note:  During  Covid some hotels will not allow any non residents guests to come in the hotel, others will limit the numbers of passes given to non residents.



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.

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Planet Weddings is part of Planet Holidays.
Planet Holidays is a member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) - membership No W6455.
'Flight-Inclusive' packages booked through Planet Holidays are covered by the Air Travel Organiser's Licence, ATOL No 808
of parent company, Sunvil International Sales Limited - this means that all air holidays & flights booked through us
are ATOL protected. Furthermore Planet Holidays has also chosen to protect, under its ABTA licence,
all monies collected in the UK in relation to 'accommodation only' and 'wedding only' arrangements.
As all members of AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators), Planet Holidays is also committed to high standards of service and is required to adhere to a Code of Conduct which encourages high operational standards and conduct.
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