Picture your wedding day on the beautiful island of Kefalonia. The sand is under your feet, the breeze from the Ionian Sea is moving pieces of your hair and the warmth of the sun caressing your skin; but behind that image there are hundreds of moving parts happening behind the scenes. Kefalonia as a destination wedding location is becoming increasingly popular with couples all over the world, especially for those couples that want to combine travel with their special day.
The big question in hand is whether you should go for a wedding planner in Kefalonia. For someone who is not familiar with the local area or what is on offer, the answer leans towards a yes. Given the size and vast options available in Kefalonia, it can be extremely stressful, time consuming and overwhelming trying to properly organize the details of the most important day of your lives from a far away place and all by yourself. Especially if you also have a full time job, you still need to find time to spend as a couple to organise everything as well as having to think about the logistics of planning a wedding in another country. A wedding planner is able to make your wedding vision come true. For example, how about having a wedding reception at the medieval castle of Saint George with a breathtaking view of Kefalonia and experiencing the lovely sunset, or your wedding ceremony at Antisamos beach with the sound and smell of the Ionian Sea right on your feet. Like we say, the possibilities are endless.
A wedding planner’s primary focus is to make your wedding day successful, special and memorable. Local wedding planners like us speak Greek and have connections with the best local vendors, we know the inside-outs of all the local rules and we know exactly how to get things done. This saves you time from researching and making vast amounts of international calls if you don’t know where to start. We have insider knowledge since we are from Kefalonia and no amount of research will give you the appropriate information that you need to “get things rolling”.
In addition, some vendors may take advantage of naïve couples who may be unsure of what exactly they need for their wedding day. Couples may be persuaded into spending money on unnecessary things as a vendor may make one of their services seem like a necessity. Therefore, wedding planners help save you money as we stick to your budget and don’t get manipulated by vendors. We may also be able to negotiate prices on your behalf if you believe that they may be excessive.
As for the big day, brides shouldn’t be responsible for running last minute errands, finding the flower girl’s dress, or organizing the setup of the food tables. This is where the wedding planner comes in. A bride should wake up in the morning, have breakfast with her parents & bridesmaids and just take it easy. Lastly, we know all the best attractions, the best beaches, most picturesque towns, restaurants, activities and accommodation facilities in the area. You can then share this information with your guests to make their lives easier and to gain the most out of their experience in Kefalonia. A wedding planner can also organise group excursions/activities for your guests, whether this is a bus tour around the main attractions such as the Melissani Cave or Assos, or a party at one of the beach bars of Kefalonia.
Above all, just remember this… no matter what you decide (on whether to have a wedding planner or not), we want you to enjoy the journey and cherish the lovely moments from your special day that will give you a lifetime of unforgettable memories and experiences.