A Comprehensive Guide to Inviting Guests to Your Cyprus Wedding

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Cyprus has more than 300 days of sunlight a year making it an incredibly popular location for people wanting a wedding with sunlight and beaches. Situated on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Cyprus is the perfect wedding location if you’re looking for stunning scenery, culture and all the romance that comes with it. Wedding events in Cyprus have become popular over the last few years, as it does not require a ‘long haul’ flight but still offers many of the attractions provided by destinations further away. Getting married in Cyprus offers many benefits; and with many wedding packages available across the island, it can also be a cost effective choice.

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In Cyprus it is simple to get married, but there are a couple of simple rules. Usually a stay of 3-5 working days is needed before the ceremony. Also, the couple needs to only show original documents including their birth/adoption certificates and passports. If you have previously been married, you must also show divorce papers or a death certificate.

Possible Venues

Cyprus presents a series of options for your wedding event, from a gorgeous beach hotel, to ancient churches & chapels. Cyprus is also renowned for its stunning views of the ocean & gardens filled with rich plants.

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Protaras

Protaras is located along the coast of Fig Tree Bay. Known for it’s glorious sandy beaches, it is a popular destination for romantic beach weddings. Protaras is just a short travel away from Ayia Napa, so if you’re looking for somewhere for an intimate ceremony, with nightlight nearby, this is the ideal destination.

Protaras also offers beautiful scenery, with the Church of Profitis Elias and scubadiving topping the list of things to do during your stay.

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Further along the coastline, you’ll find Larnaca. Known for its salt lake which is home to lots of flamingos and large cats as well as more stunning churches and buildings including the Saint Lazarus Church and the Larnaka Medieval Castle. Larnaca is also a popular destination for beach weddings, offering fabulous scenery and amazing photo opportunities.

Limassol

Limassol is Cyprus’s 2nd biggest city & is fantastic for its night life. A few of the finest stores are found there. Plus, a host of sightseeing chances & a popular place for wedding events. Cyprus spoils you with its beauty.

Paphos

Paphos is located to the West of the island. It has this unique old town feel but is the top tourist destination.

Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa is at the East and it is a favorite for the summer season. Ayia Napa is known for its night events in the Square, and has many stunning beaches nearby. Ayia Napa city center is perfect for a civil event for your Cyprus Wedding.…

What To Look For When Hiring Asian Wedding Planners

Planning any wedding can mean months or even years of stress in some cases. Nobody wants it to turn out this way, but when you have so much to think about it’s sometimes just inevitable – or so it would seem, at least. Once you factor in the fact that it’s an Asian wedding, everything just gets even more complicated. There are probably going to be many more guests to think about, and the ceremony itself may be a lot more complex than the average wedding.

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That’s why a great Asian wedding planner can be an ideal option. In the UK, there is a sort of stereotype associated with this choice, and many people may start off thinking that it’s not for them because only the wealthiest couples can afford the luxury of a professional wedding planner. However, this is is actually not the case. In fact, you could be costing yourself a lot more money by attempting to handle everything yourself, as well as a lot of undue stress. Here are a few things to look out for when finding a suitable Asian wedding planner.

 

  • Experienced wedding planners will know how to find the best deals, which can immediately save you money. They’ll go straight to the best value suppliers to make sure you get a luxury experience at the best possible price.
  • They’ll know how to negotiate and get exactly what you want, not just in terms of price but more in terms of the level of service and attention to detail you deserve. Accepting something less than what you hoped for needn’t be an option.
  • They should understand the traditions you’d like to follow and consider the requirements of your religious ceremony. This may include many practical aspects such as the wedding stage, mandap and so on which are specific to Asian weddings.
  • They’ll handle every aspect of the wedding décor and make sure no detail is left out. A wedding planner who only focuses on the basics probably won’t take much of the stress off the bride and groom. A real professional will be happy to address everything for you, from logistics to styling.
  • Your dream Asian wedding planner should, above all, put your needs and preferences first. Ultimately, it’s your special day, and you’re going to be the one who remembers it forever. From your very first meeting, your vision should be the focus of their work.

 

If you’re comfortable with your chosen planner, you’re assured that they cover all the points above and you’re confident they understand what you want, then go ahead and enjoy the wedding planning process! This should be a happy time, so reducing the stress on yourself throughout the process is probably the best wedding gift you can give yourself.…

Wedding Thank You Card Ideas

After your friends and family have gone out of their way to contribute to one of the most special days of your life, it’s only right to thank them with a little token of your appreciation. Writing your wedding thank you cards isn’t necessarily the most exciting project you have on the horizon, but you can make them more interesting with a little creativity that people will really appreciate in return. Here are a few great ideas you might not have thought of to make your cards cute and unique.

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  • If you’ve already gone to the trouble of having professional photography at your wedding, you might as well make good use of the pictures! This is especially good when you can get the pictures creatively edited and supplied on a CD for you to use in your own thank you card designs. Hertfordshire-based wedding photographers Ray Lowe Studios are an example that offers this service.
  • A particularly cool way to incorporate your wedding photos into a thank you card is to design it like a postcard. Choose the best picture from your day, or pick a personalised one for each guest, and include all of the classic postcard detailing on the reverse side. You can style it however you like, whether it’s an old fashioned black-and-white design, colourful 1950s-style or a more modern layout.