6 Reasons to Get a Santorini Symbolic Wedding


You have decided that the perfect place for your destination wedding is the magnificent island of Santorini, Greece! But you are not sure that you are on board with all the formalities and the paperwork associated with a civil wedding! Moreover, you might have already been legally married with your soulmate but want to experience the beauty of a Santorini Wedding! For all these reasons, a symbolic wedding could be the ideal option for you! Read this article and discover all the pros of a Santorini symbolic wedding!

You don’t have to worry about the paperwork

A symbolic wedding is an emotional ceremony and not a legally binding one. As a consequence, there is no need to worry about taking care of all the legal aspects of a wedding in a foreign country! A lot of the couples who decide to get married abroad sign all the needed documents in their home country and then have their dream wedding, relieved from the stress caused by the bureaucracy interwoven with a civil wedding. Alternatively, you may prefer having your symbolic wedding in Santorini first, enjoying the pure emotions evoked by it and take care of the legal details, as soon as you get back.

It's perfect for same-sex couples

Although at the moment gay weddings are not legally binding in Greece, Santorini is actually one of the most popular destinations around the globe for gay couples who want to renounce their love through a symbolic and meaningful ceremony. Santorini island is the place where you can find sceneries of extreme beauty and‌ venues which are the epitome of elegance! So, don’t let a bunch of legal documents get in the way of  your perfect Santorini gay wedding and get a beautiful symbolic ceremony in order to create memories that you will cherish for a lifetime!

You are already married to each other

Due to covid-19 restrictions including travel bans a lot of couples got married in a rush! That, of course, does not mean that the ship of their dream wedding has sailed! On the contrary, with the paperwork out of your way, you can plan the wedding of your dreams without worrying about bureaucracy and have your friends and family celebrate your love in a meaningful ceremony which will be exactly what you dreamt of for your big day!

Moreover, you may feel the need to renew your wedding vows! Vow renewal is a festive symbolic ceremony for married couples who want to reaffirm their love and devotion. Santorini is the perfect place for a vow renewal as it will add the perfect romantic vibes to this important milestone for your relationship!

You can get married by your best friend or a family member

One of the best things about a symbolic wedding is that you are free of the conventions of a religious or civil wedding! As it was stated before,a symbolic wedding is not legally binding, that means you have a great flexibility and a great selection of options, including having your mother or your best friend as an officiant! By having a loved one as an officiant you can transform your wedding into a collective experience that would mean so much more to you than getting married by a person that you don’t know!

Your wedding will be 100% personalized

If you decide to have a symbolic wedding in Santorini, you will not be bound by any rule or formality! The only thing that you will need to do, is to follow your heart and create the perfect wedding for you, with the guidance of your planner! You can even pick up the exact words that you want to hear through your ceremony from your officiant! This way your wedding ceremony will be a statement of love describing your individual journey as a couple and not a standard script full of legal formalities.

You can spend more money & time to your actual wedding

One of the most important aspects of your wedding planning journey is managing your budget in the most efficient way, in order to invest your money in the things that are the most important to you. That means that if you don’t want to spend money on the legal aspect of your wedding, you can always invest your budget in a fabulous wedding decoration, in your wedding gown or in whatever you want to add some extra light on, during your special day!

The same principle applies also to your time management! There is no need to spend your time filling out legal forms or worrying about the bureaucratic procedures of a foreign country! You can just enjoy planning your special day and spend your time on creating the perfect symbolic wedding for you on the majestic island of Santorini!

DW Events are dedicated to offer you the wedding of your dreams on Santorini! Taking meticulous care of every detail, considering your big day, we offer you unique and personalized wedding experiences that you will cherish for the rest of your life!