Get married on the island of love – have your wedding in Cyprus.
Do you dream of perfect blue skies, a warm gentle sea breeze and a brilliant turquoise ocean on your wedding day? Then having your wedding in Cyprus could be the perfect choice.
Why a Marry in Cyprus
Situated in the Mediterranean and boasting 330 days of sunshine a year, you are almost guaranteed warn weather and perfect blue skies should you choose to marry on this beautiful island.
With its stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, historical sights, cobbled villages, flower filled fields, cosy restaurants and lively nightlife there’s something to cater for all tastes – it’s hard to believe that all this could be contained on a single isle.
What could be more romantic than exchanging vows on the ‘island of love’, the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who is said to have risen from the waves rolling into the beautiful Cypriot coastline.
Cost of a Wedding in Cyprus
If you are travelling from the United Kingdom, Cyprus is only a four and a half hour flight from London and is serviced by a range of budget airlines. The cost of wedding services and packages compare favourably with similar wedding packages to long haul destinations such as The Caribbean.
Good to Know
- Civil ceremonies take place in the Town Hall or at authorised venues which have a licence (additional fee applicable).
- There is a 3 day minimum residency period with a “Special Licence” (additional fee). If you do not apply for the special licence your marriage cannot be celebrated until 15 clear days after you submit your Notice of Marriage and you will need to be resident in Cyprus for approximately 20 days.
- The wedding ceremony will be conducted in English.
- For a Catholic ceremony to be legally binding it must be preceded by a civil ceremony. If you have an Anglican wedding ceremony you are not required to have a civil wedding ceremony.
- Post Brexit, all documentation (with the exception of passports) must be stamped with an apostille, by the relevant authorities.
Tips from Cyprus Wedding Experts
- When thinking about your wedding in the sun remember that July and August temperatures reach 40 degrees plus. If you have very young guests or even older guests then June or September maybe a better time. – Weddings in North Cyprus
- Invest in photography and cinematography! It is cliché, but the day will end and it’s the memories you’re left with that cannot fade. Make sure you go for a high quality supplier to capture all your memories in a timeless, beautiful and emotional way. Weddings by Elizabeth Anne
- Weddings in Cyprus are stress free with straight forward legalities plus lovely setting and weather. If you are planning to get married in July or August choose late ceremonies of 18.00 or 19.00 hours. – Kefalos Beach Tourist Resort
- When choosing a wedding planner, it is important to ensure you have all the information upfront, no hidden extras, everything is transparent including how many weddings will the planner manage per day. Make sure your personal quotation details every cost, all the legal requirements and confirm how many wedding bookings per day the planner will have. – Intimate Cyprus Weddings
- Location – You should have a special feeling when you choose your venue. Only one wedding per day – It is your special day; it should be planned for only your day and night. – Asterias Beach Hotel
- When a wedding is outside it is preferable for the ceremony to take place close to water, for this traditional is steeped in folklore. The key element being that the bride and groom with their guests will make a wish or blessing and cast a stone into the water. The ripples that are made represent the love and good wishes for not only the couple but for all their guest. – Coral Residences Venue
- Marrying in Cyprus on average costs one third of a UK wedding! Our yachts are private, unique and offer a fairytale setting – 7 days a week. – Exclusive Yacht Weddings
Our Hot Tips for Getting Married in Cyprus
- When getting married abroad, the Grooms attire for a beach wedding or hot weather can actually be quite tricky. We take a look at the options here.
- Plan ahead, some of the more popular wedding venues can be booked up 12 to 18 months in advance.
- As soon as you know your wedding date, book your photographer and videographer.
- Have a welcome dinner or cocktails in a local restaurant or bar.
- Organise a post wedding day brunch or activity.
- For those planning a DIY wedding, use our Wedding Abroad Planning Tool Kit to help you stay on track or book a 90 Minute Personalised Planning Consultation.
- Provide guests with as much information as possible. Read our Guest Information Guide, and download our Guest Information Checklist which covers everything from guests expenses, to creating a personal wedding website.
- Send out a list of potential properties to guests as soon as possible (if you can go and view them first) and get flight details from all your home airports.
- Don’t expect things to work the same way as they do in your home country. Ask as many questions as many times as you need to in order to make sure you get the answers you need.
Tips from couples who were married in Cyprus
- Don’t forget you’ll need to take affidavits of single status, your full birth certificates and a baptism certificate if you’re having a religious ceremony.
- Deposits and bills need to be paid in local currency, unless you’re booking everything through a hotel or tour operator.
- It’s one of the easier countries to get married in and can be easily organised over the internet. We arrived nine days before the wedding which gave us ample time to finalise things like the reception venue, food, flowers and photographer.
Real Experiences – Why did you choose Cyprus?
We wanted a wedding that was unique and reflected us as a couple and as I’m (the bride) half Cypriot, Cyprus has always been a special place. Our vision was a very relaxed and fun wedding in Cyprus, surrounded by everyone we loved. Our style was a rustic vibe with pops of colour from bougainvillea, with a traditional Cypriot feel mixed with English traditions. Finding a venue that was different and would bring our vision to life was key.
We had visited Cyprus a year before our own special day and had seen a number of weddings taking place. To us it seemed a wonderful place to get married, so when Guy popped the question a Cyprus wedding was an easy decision to make.
We chose Cyprus because it is one of the easier countries to get married in, and everything is so relaxed abroad – much more so than at home. If you get the chance to visit before the wedding, then it’s well worth it to see your venues, but it’s by no means necessary. Just get as much info about your venues and suppliers before you go.