Destination Weddings: Cephalonia

by - 02 October

*This is a contributed post. All opinions are the writers own.

More and more people are choosing to have their wedding in a foreign country. It is arguably the biggest, most important, and most special day of your life. Thus, why not do something different and extremely exciting? Getting married in a different country is certainly that. The only difficulty comes when determining what country to go to. But why not consider Kefalonia or Cephalonia? The stunning Ionian Island is the perfect place to get married. Imagine you and your other half standing by the coast and having your wedding pictures taken in front of the beautiful blue waters. This would be truly magical. If this sounds like heaven to you then read on to discover all the tips you need; from finding the best Kefalonia villas to picking the perfect dress for a warm climate.

Accommodation options

There are several places you can get married in Cephalonia; nonetheless, a lot of people choose to get married via using a hotel package. This means that the hotel sorts everything out for them and of course, this is highly recommended because it makes the whole occasion easier to sort out. Nevertheless, don’t feel like you have to stay in the hotel for the entire vacation. You can always stay in the hotel for one or two nights and then stay somewhere else. This is something that is highly recommended because there are loads of fantastic Cephalonia villas situated all over the island. These will allow you to experience all that Kefalonia has to offer, you will get the privacy you desire whilst enjoying newlywed bliss, and you will get to stay in one of the most luxurious Kefalonia villas. Don’t limit yourself to the constraints of the hotel if you do indeed get them to sort out your wedding package.

Make it part of a luxury cruise

One of the best ways to make your destination wedding one to remember is to make it part of a luxury cruise. There is a port in Cephalonia, and you can visit to find out more about the different cruise packages that are available for this.
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Book in advance

This is pivotal for a whole number of different reasons. First and foremost, if you leave it until the last minute then there is a possibility that you will miss out on the best resorts. After all, Cephalonia is a popular destination and thus you should never chance it. In addition to this, prices tend to rise the longer you leave it and you don’t want to experience extortionate costs – weddings are expensive enough as it is. And lastly, let’s not ignore the fact that weddings take a while to plan and organise and thus you should give yourself at least six months to make sure you have your dream wedding in the pipeline. 

How to look your best on your wedding day 

Everyone wants to look beautiful on their wedding day – that much is a given. Nevertheless, this proves to be a little bit trickier when in a hotter climate, thus you need to use the two following tips in order to ensure no disaster happens. Firstly, don’t sunbathe too much before your big day. The last thing you want is to look like a lobster on your wedding day. If you are going to get married in Cephalonia then it is best to do so near the beginning of your holiday so that you can spend the rest in marital bliss getting a gorgeous tan! And secondly, you need to give a lot of consideration to the material of your wedding dress. The only thing worse than looking like a lobster is rocking sweat patches! Go for a material that is light and airy. A Grecian style dress would be perfect; not only are they ideal for the climate and look beautiful, but they are extremely fitting for a wedding in the Greek Island of Kefalonia. You can truly be a Greek goddess!
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Make a list of everything you need

Never has making a list before packing being more important. The last thing you want to do is turn up to one of the gorgeous Kefalonia villas you have rented to discover you don’t have everything you need for your big day – nightmare!

Would you have your wedding in Cephalonia? Let me know in the comments below and while you are here, why not check out more of my travel & lifestyle-related posts?

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