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Weddings on the Aegean Islands - Cheap and Romantic

27 July 2010 / 09:07:54  GRReporter
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When Mildred from Venezuela and Satia from Ireland decided to make a formal relationship, they knew exactly what ceremony they wanted to avoid. “Ceremonies in our countries are with hundreds of invited people. The preparation lasts for months and this causes great stress. And at the end, you spend more time with the guests than to enjoy the happiest day in your life,” says Mildred. There are many examples in Greece exactly of this type of wedding that the young couple wants to avoid.

“So we decided to turn our wedding into a wonderful trip, an incredible experience from beginning to end with the closest relatives and friends in a magic place” Mildred continued. She was on the island of Mykonos several years ago and the atmosphere of the Cycladic Islands enchanted her forever. “Why not get married in Greece?” she asked her beloved one. She convinced him in only ten minutes and so they married on the island of Santorini.

“We organize weddings, which include not only the ceremony and the romantic dinner, but all kinds of services such as live music and Greek dancing dancers, photographers, cameramen, witnesses for those who marry without a third person present, a private yacht for romantic cruise for two, and even donkeys for the traditional transportation of the newlyweds to the church!” says Mrs. Margaret Denaksa, manager of Kivotos company that organizes weddings on the island of Santorini.

The communication between organizers and newlyweds concerning all the details about the wedding and its organization is by e-mail and the sites of the weddings organizing companies upload photos of the celebrations. This is convenient because even the ailing grandmother in Houston, which can not come to Greece, can watch the wedding on the network and feel as if she was there!
The Greeks could not get rid of the typical wedding, which is a splendid ceremony in the local church, for many years. But in 2010, and because of the economic crisis, everything and even wedding ceremonies are under question! “It is a pity to spend so much money in vain for guests who you hardly know and have invited them only because you must! This dilemma does not exist when the wedding is on an island,” say Photini Moniu and Kostas Delasudas for the Vima Newspaper. They also decided to get married in August on the island of Santorini and invited only their best friends. “Only those who really want to be with us in this important moment of our lives will come. This will reduce the price, and the wedding will be something we will remember for a lifetime!” they say.

“Unlike what most people think, foreigners who marry in our country do not belong to any class of rich people. What increases the price is the number of invited people and as they do not invite quite many guests this leads to a drop in the price. So, the wedding on Santorini, Rhodes or Kefalonya you have always dreamed of becomes the most inexpensive solution. Our work has increased by 30% during the economic crisis and it is not by accident!” said Lila Konstantinidu, manager of Iliotopos company, in a Vima Newspaper report. Her company organizes over 200 weddings each season in the Ionian Islands, Cyclades Islands, Crete, the Peloponnese and the Saronic Gulf islands. It specialized in recent years to organize different ceremonies - Orthodox, Catholic, civic, Jewish, and even Hindu against the azure sea.

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