Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - Happily

It’s natural to have questions about your Destination Wedding and we’re here to make your experience and planning your day enjoyable and stress free. Below is a selection of the most common queries that we receive. If you cannot find the answer that you’re looking for, please reach out to us so we can clarify and allay any concerns that you may have.

A. You will need to bring a variety of documents with you and we are here to ensure that this process runs smoothly for you. As a general guide, you will need to provide the following documents.

  • Birth Certificate - both the bride and groom must obtain a full birth certificate.
  • Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage - this document certifies that both parties are free to get married. It may take up to 1 month to obtain, and your certificate must not be issued more than 6 months before the wedding day.
  • Certified Copy of the Decree Absolute - if either of the parties are divorced
  • Death Certificate - if either of the parties is a widower
  • Deed Poll Certificate - if either of the parties has changed his/her name by Deed Poll
  • Adoption Certificate - if either parties were adopted
  • Passports - photocopies will be needed to identify both parties

Full details of the precise documents required and when you need to send them to us, will be provided to you during the planning stage of your Wedding and with plenty of notice.

A. All of the legal documents required will need to be translated in to Greek which we will take care of on your behalf. There is an additional charge to translate some documents which fall outside of the standard requirements.

A. Yes, as in the UK, two witnesses are needed for all weddings. If the couple wish to travel alone, we can arrange our wedding co-ordinators to act as witnesses.

A. The ceremony itself is conducted first in Greek, and then repeated in English.

A. We recommend that you arrive at least 2 days before the wedding, but there is officially no set amount of days.

A. There is no time limit to arrange your wedding.

A. Generally the busiest times of the year are dates that coincide with UK school holidays. St. Paul’s Bay Chapel has historically been a popular Ceremony venue, however during the wedding hiatus at the Chapel, more ceremony venues became available and are becoming increasingly popular.

A. Upon initial contact with us, we will check availability of your suggested date(s). Once a time and date has been agreed and we have received your deposit then confirmation will be made.

A. Upon booking, we require a 250 Euro deposit (non refundable). The balance is payable upon arrival or before, if you prefer.

A. Our Wedding Planner is on hand to help you throughout your entire Destination Wedding journey. We will support you as follows:

  • From booking stage to post wedding, we are on hand via telephone or email to answer queries, reassure you, offer advice and generally support you throughout the entire process.
  • Once you arrive in Rhodes, we will meet with you in person to go through the final details of your day, ensure you are familiar with the timings and answer any questions that you may have.
  • We will assist you with all the small details including flowers, hair, transportation and anything else that will make your day perfect.
  • We commit to booking only your wedding on your wedding date – we will not be dealing with any other weddings on that day and your wedding will have our undivided attention.
  • We will communicate and co-ordinate with all of our suppliers to ensure that they are aware of timings of the day and when items need to be delivered or prepared for the Ceremony and Reception.
  • We will ensure that your Ceremony location is setup with any décor that you have arranged with us, prior to your guest arrival on the day.
  • Depending on your package, we will ensure that we have a Wedding Planner or Wedding Assistant to attend to your guests prior to the ceremony itself and ensure they know where they need to be in good time.
  • We will ensure that our Wedding Planner is available to the Bride during her preparations prior to the Ceremony for anything that she may require.
  • If you have booked a Reception Venue with us, we will ensure that the venue is prepared in good time for your arrival. We will meet you at the venue, following your Ceremony, and stay until your cake cutting has taken place.
  • Following your Wedding Day, we will accompany you to the Dhemos (Town Hall) to finalise your legal documentation and tend to any post Wedding duties, such as photography etc.

A. No. All of our packages clearly state what is included. Any other extras that you may wish to have, prices will be confirmed with you before booking them.

A. Yes. Happily Ever After is part of the Lindian Collection which is a family run business in Lindos and Pefkos.

A. No. We are happy to arrange weddings for all nationalities.

A. We understand that occasionally circumstances dictate that your Wedding Day may need to be rescheduled or postponed. We are happy to reschedule your day for a more suitable date in the future, subject to availability. A €30 admin fee is applied to reschedule your Wedding date. Should your Wedding need to be rescheduled due to Covid travel restrictions either in the UK or Greece, preventing you from traveling, we will waive the admin fee to reschedule your Wedding date. Any deposit paid will be transferred to your new Wedding date. Should your day be postponed for an extended period of time, and the new date incurs an additional charge due to annual inflation, you will be liable to pay this increase.

Your deposit payment to us secures our services for the date that you have requested, and we commit to taking no other bookings for this date. For this reason, should you wish to cancel through choice and not due to restrictions that would not permit your wedding to take place, we are not able to refund your initial deposit payment.