10 top tips for planning a destination wedding in Greece

by Sarah Hatjipavlis, Grecian Ceremonies Photography by Katerina Tsavari Giallouraki

Chosen Greece for your special day? Here are just ten top tips to help you before you start wedding planning!

Venue choice – Greece has great weather, fantastic views, so much history and of course there is an almost endless choice of places to choose from. Mainland venues or Island venues, this is where you need to start, bearing in mind, the more popular the Island, the more pricey the wedding will be. If you are planning a destination wedding on a budget, choose an Island a little less well known, not one where the A listers hang out, there are in fact about 200 inhabited Islands in Greece, so there are plenty of options

Type of venue – Are you thinking of a beach wedding? It sounds so romantic, and what great photos, but you must consider a couple of things. Firstly, most beaches in Greece are not privately owned, meaning that there will be other people aro…

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Top 3 reasons why you should renew your vows

There is a growing trend for couples who are already married to make a new commitment to each other and renew their vows, often spending much more on their vow renewal ceremony than their original wedding! One award winning celebrant looks at the main reasons for the increase in vow renewal ceremonies.

⦁ Your first wedding was out of your hands Whilst the term “arranged marriage” usually applies to two partners being chosen for each other by their families, an “arranged wedding” describes families taking over the organisation of the ceremony from the couple – both can be very good reasons for a vow renewal further down the line. Arranged weddings How many couples have had the organisation of their wedding taken out of their hands by well-meaning parents who are often footing the bill? Perhaps the guest list included distant family members and friends of the couple’s parents with a “traditional” ceremony at a “traditional” venue. Sound familiar?!?

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How to choose your wedding rings

If you are looking for wedding rings this simple guide by How Fine Designs will help you choose your perfect ring styles.

Choosing your wedding rings is such an important task, because long after your wedding day, your rings remind you of the love and trust you have for each other. This will tell you about the different styles and make it easier for you to decide what sort of rings you really want. 

Traditional or D shape

Ring Styles

This is flat inside next to your finger and curved on the outside. A traditional choice for wedding rings.

Round or Halo

A round section ring is completely round. It is also known as a halo ring as it has no flat sides, so it looks like an angel's halo. Quite a dainty style in narrow sizes.

Court or Oval 

This is an oval profile ring, wider in height and narrower in depth, with gently curved edges.

Comfort or Inverted D shape 

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Wedding Make up FAQs

When it comes to Wedding Makeup (and makeup in general) I get asked a lot of questions and decided to write a blog with some of the most common questions.

1. What foundation do you recommend for mature skin?

My personal favourite is definitely Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation. I wear this myself and it's a favourite of Mother of the Bride/Grooms. It's more of a tinted moisturiser and is lovely and dewy. I would avoid a matte finish Foundation or anything too heavy, especially around the eye area, for more mature skin.

2. What concealer would you recommend for under eye area?

Again, it's a Charlotte Tilbury product (there's a theme here, Charlotte knows her stuff). It's a relatively new product that launched last year, it's the Magic Away Concealer. This concealer is beautiful under the eye, it's very light and blends beautifully. It comes with a sponge applicator which is great for personal use.

3. How d…

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Why hire a professional make-up artist?

Yes, you may have fantastic make up skills, but a professional make-up artist who specialises in bridal make-up often has a few tricks up their sleeves that they have picked up along the way!

Wedding Make up Dumfries and Galloway

Not just a pretty makeover

Yes, you will get a pretty makeover of course, but a professional will use high quality makeup and skincare products to help enhance your natural beauty.

Make up to last the day

It makes sense that if you are spending a lot on your wedding photographer, you want to look your very best. A professional make up artist will use top quality products and techniques to achieve longer lasting results.

Convenience

A freelance make up arist can usually travel to you at home to make life easier for you and your bridesmaids.

Theme

Your bridemaids dresses and jewellery and probably hair will coordinate to complement the bride and so should their make…

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