Q -When do we have to pay for our wedding?
A – Once your wedding ceremony is booked and confirmed you would need to pay wedding planner fees. Anglican Church ceremonies require a deposit to secure your date within a month of booking. Town Halls do not need deposits. Hotels do require deposits – amounts may vary dependant on your chosen venue. The remaining out-standing payments appropriate to your wedding day are to be paid upon your arrival to Cyprus pre-wedding.
Q. – We have already booked our ceremony venue but realise we need a wedding planner, can you help?
A – We can carry on and take over to ensure that you can relax and leave your wedding in expert hands. Wedding planner fees will apply.
Q – Can we renew our Vow on the beach?
A. We also have wedding planner services available for renewal of Vows. We organise a minister to conduct your ceremony be it on a public beach, hotel venue beach or even in the comfort of a villa should you be staying in one.
Q. ‘Is our wedding legal in the UK’?
A. Yes Absolutely legal. As your wedding ceremony is performed by a licensed marriage office, the wedding is completely legal and recognised by UK law.
Q. What documentation do we need?
A. See our Document section for information on required documents required in order to marry in Cyprus.
Q. Do I need witnesses?
A. Two witnesses over 18 years of age are required by law, however I am more than happy to provide two witnesses if required. When you arrive at the resort you must have a photocopy of each witness’s passport.
Q. Can we choose the time and date of our wedding?
A. Date and time you choose and subject to availability at our chosen venue we shall do our best to get your required date and time. As Weddings in Paphos are becoming increasingly popular for UK wedding couples, the earlier you book the better the chance of getting the time and date you would like. We can usually book and confirm your wedding within 48 hours.
Q. once we have booked our venues ‘can we visit Paphos to fine-tune the details and take a closer look at venues and services available?
A. Yes of course. If you prefer to fine-tune your wedding arrangements in person – we are more than happy to meet with you to arrange consultations’ with the florist & photographer. if required why not have a cake tasting and consultation with our wedding cake designer..
Q – We are not sure where we want to marry. If we visit Paphos a year or so before we intend to marry, could you take us around to look at ceremony venues and hotel venues before hand?
A – Yes we are happy to take you on a look-see to choose, the church, town hall or venue for your wedding ceremony and your reception venue. We would collect you from your hotel and usually the best part of a day is spent viewing, sometimes another day is necessary. We charge €50 and are more than happy to take you to see suitable venues for your ceremony and reception. If you then decide you would like to go ahead and book Zaffron wedding services; this amount is deducted from your wedding fee
Q – Is it possible to have a wedding reception in a villa – would you be able to help us find a suitable one?
A – Yes – we do have many villas suitable on our books and can arrange everything at your chosen villa from the ceremony to the catering with a chef and waiters is required
Q “What if we have a venue in mind that does not show in your brochure”?
We have not featured all our venues in this brochure, should you have an alternative venue in mind that does not appear in our website then please do let us know so that we can make further enquiries upon your behalf.
“We are not sure how many guests will attend”?
Not too worry at this stage, as long as we have an estimated idea of number of guests attending we can provide you with a breakdown of costs based on chosen venue and requirements and update your costs as your planning progresses.
“Do we have to register our marriage in the UK and will it be read in English”?
You do not have to register your marriage back in the UK and rest assured that your wedding is completely legal and recognised by UK law.
Regardless of chosen type of ceremony it will be performed in English and you will receive your wedding certificate also in English directly following the ceremony. Additional wedding certificates are available if required.
The reading of wedding bands does not apply in Cyprus.
“What documents do we need and do we need to send them in advance”?
We will assist you with all the relevant documents required in order for your marriage to go ahead in Cyprus. We will officially remind you approximately 3 months before the date of your wedding, as that it is now within the required time frame to go along to your solicitor to obtain your affidavits or in the case of Irish Nationals to obtain a Freedom to Marry certificate. The required documentation may vary depending on each couples individual status, for example widowed, divorced, single, change of name or non-British Nationals may apply there for we will advise on the correct documentation that applies to you as a couple.
Q “Can we use our own suppliers for additional extras such as photography”?
We pride ourselves on using only the best suppliers because of their professionalism, reliability and attention to detail, however should you wish to use and arrange your own suppliers is accepted. However we cannot be held responsible for any poor service provided by an independently booked supplier.
Q “Can we hire wedding attire in Cyprus”?
This is something we do not recommend due to the lack services that we feel can be provided within this area in Paphos
Q If we choose Zaffron restaurant for our reception. ‘Will we be the only wedding at Zaffron on our Wedding Day and what can we expect’?
On arrival Zaffron offers free nuts, crisps and olives in the bar area, your tables are decorated with their own silk flower arrangements and petals. . You can add to this with your favours and any table decorations you may wish to bring.
Zaffron is licensed until 1 am and they are happy to provide a DJ or entertainer at an extra cost for your enjoyment. For private venue, groups of over 40 adults there is no hire charge. For smaller groups a private dining area and use of the lounge bar and back bar is offered with no hire charges; in the case of smaller groups using the back dining area & lounge bar the restaurant would be open to the public. No hire fees apply if Zaffron remains open to the public. if you require private venue and you are under 40 adult guests – hire charge price on application
A. Yes, absolutely we only have one wedding a day.
Q. ‘If we want to have our reception at Zaffron restaurant – How Can we book Zaffron’?
A. Just call Stella Virdi to pay a deposit of 300 euros (non-refundable) on 003 579 946 0499. This can be done over the telephone with your credit Card.; this deposit will be deducted from your final bill at Zaffron on the day of your wedding. If you have any more questions I am always happy to help, whether it is on the phone or by email.