From the blog

How to choose a dress for a wedding in Greece

Hello, girls! You might know that Greece is a holidays destination country. The island of Crete is the southernmost island of Greece. It has 300 sunny days a year. Amazing statistics, isn’t it? The perfect climate of Crete allows us to organize  the outdoor event from early April till November.  Actually, for your wedding in Crete you can choose a wedding dress of any design and fabric. It all depends on the place where the wedding reception will take place.

Rimondi fontain, Old town of Rethymno, Crete
Rimondi fontain, Old town of Rethymno, Crete

Lets say you choose the venue on the beach. A beach wedding is a romantic affair. But it does require some special planning, especially when it comes to your dress. It also should  be suitable for the sand, sun and sea breeze.  So forget those heavy ball gowns and excessive trains and opt for something a little lighter and more whimsical instead.  It should also be comfortable and easy to move in it while being free from excessive embellishments and bold details.

Sandy beach Episkopi

The location of your wedding may not be the traditional choice, but that doesn’t mean you need to break every rule. A classic white wedding dress is the dream for many brides-to-be and can look seriously beautiful against a beach backdrop. To find the perfect white gown for your sandy ceremony, steer clear of overly structured and embellished designs. Not only can such dresses be uncomfortable, but they can also appear out of place. Instead, you should embrace your calm surrounding with a gown that’s breezy and beautiful. Lightweight lace and chiffon styles are especially ideal.

Check the site of one of my favorite Greek wedding designer Katya Delatola. She specializes in producing wedding dresses for Greek brides-to-be and takes into consideration the possible combination of the heat and the humidity. There are some days in July and August when the level of humidity goes high and it creates this “sauna” effect.

A model wearing Katya Delatola’s bridal dress

If your wedding will take place at the mountains, I would advice you to get a jacket for your wedding look. It can be chilly in the evening. Visit the site of the one of the famous wedding atelier in Athens.  Zolotas follows the old, even ancient, Greek wedding dress traditions and probably you would be interested to have a look to the dresses produced by the atelier. The Greek designers use lace a lot. For extra relief from the heat, select a flowing lace design without sleeves. A strapless, halter-neck, off-the-shoulder or spaghetti-strapped style will appear particularly feminine while also keeping your arms cool.

Here you can get some inspiration to check the best wedding dresses for  beach ceremonies.

Do you want to live the wedding you’ve been dreaming of?

Contact Information

Address

Machis Kritis 152
Platanias
Rethymno
74100
Greece

Write us: info@cretewithinweddings.com

Tel.: (+30) 6980 871621
supports Viber & WhatsApp

  • One of my favorite things when planning a wedding is creating the pre-wedding photo concept. I am always happy to collaborate with open minded photographers to create the best memories 🌸 There s so many beautiful places to visit the day/day after of your wedding 😉 With Diana and Cyril we went to picturesque monastery of St.Irini, close to the village of Margarites. I love this natural arch at the church entrance. Do you? 🙂 📷 by @hannamonika #crete #weddingincrete #cretewithinweddings #cretewithinwedding_ideas #destinationweddinggreece #destinationweddingcrete #weddingplannercrete #weddingplannergreece #preweddingphoto
  • Green-white, yes! More pictures from this beautiful wedding in our blog at www.cretewithinweddings.com #lessismore #cretewithinwedding_decor #minimalismweddingdecor #weddingdecor #weddingvenuecrete #weddingplannercrete #weddingplannergreece #outdoorwedding #mediterraneanwedding
  • An alternative ring holder, created by @crete_within_weddings decorator Eugenia 🍏💡 #lessismore #apple #stivejobs📱⌚️💻 #weddingincrete #weddingcrete #ringholder
  • Tanya💜Cyril, this couple made a show every minute of their wedding day. I like this approach. No rules! If you want to surprise your guests with the “first dance” at the swimming pool, why not? coming soon 🤩 Starring @tatiana.iplgi 📸 @smitfoto #gettingcrazy #beyourself #weddingincrete #firstdance #surprise #poolparty
  • I decided to make posts about the “adults only” hotels that could be interesting for the couples who chose Crete as a wedding destination. Check details in highlights😎 @cressacorona is a brand new hotel I found in the Rethymno old town area. This one is a good combination of quality, authentic and price. I like its modern design and bed are comfy 🤗 You will definitely like to have a breakfast at the roof veranda ☕️ #honeymoonhotel #adultsonly #weddinghotel #hotel in crete
  • A breath of autumn chill for lovely M&J 😍  Photo by Egor Matasov @crete_within_weddings #autumnvibes🍁 #weddinginautumn #leaves #weddingdetails #weddingdecorideas #weddingincrete #weddingcrete #weddingingreece
  • I am back from break! 🤗 My dearest brides and grooms, I missed you. We got a lot to do, the 2020 is almost there 🤩Best wedding vendors, brand new venues and fresh ideas that I collect all way are at you service 🌟#weddingplanneringreece #cretewithinweddings #backtowork
  • When it was the last time you have seen the sunrise? 🌅 Most of the wedding ceremonies take place on sunset. Greeting the sun yesterday at the eastern cost of Crete where the sun rises up from the sea, I was thinking that the moment of sunrise was way more impressive. Meanwhile the wedding ceremony on sunrise is absolutely unsocial act 🙂 we like party at night. Yet, would you go for the wedding ceremony on sunrise? 😋#sunrise #crete #sunrisewedding #cretewithinweddings_ideas #weddingincrete #weddingcrete #destinationweddinggreece
  • Pre-wedding photo shot at the winery is not a common place. Couples come to Crete to have fun by the sea 🌊🌊🌊 It was a such a heat on the wedding day of Olesia and Dmitry, that I proposed them an idea to escape and to take some rest underground 😉🍷🍇. The winery cellar seemed to be a good idea. Olesia and Dmitry and a photographer  enjoyed it so much, that we were about to be seriously late to the civil ceremony 🤭🤭🤭 📸 by Egor Matasov. 🍇Dourakis winery. There are picturesque wineries all over the Crete. Want to know more? 📲+306980871621 @crete_within_weddings #weddingincrete #cretewedding #weddingplannercrete #localweddingplannergreece #destinationweddinggreece #cellar #weddingatthevineyard #preweddingphotos #winery #weddingatwinery #cretewinery #dourakiswinery #engaged #bridetobe #groom #greece #crete #intimatewedding #greekislandwedding #крит #свадьбанакрите #критвнутри_свадьба
  • There are big wedding venues in Crete, there re villas and estates. The rental fees starts from 800 euro. If you are going to have a small intimate wedding here, I would advice you how to save money and to spend it for something else. There are many hidden spots in Crete. It can be your perfect venue. 📲 +306980871621 🤗🤗🤗 Again, we just highlighted the real beauty of the venue where the ceremony took place 🌼🌼🌼 #crete #weddingincrete #weddingcrete #destinationweddinggreece #weddingplannergreece #weddingtips #weddingvenuesgreece #weddingvenuecrete #weddingdecor #intimatewedding #islandwedding #visitgreece #couplegoals #weddingwire #bridetobe #wedding2020 #weddingwire #rustic #rusticwedding #engaged
  • Love this intimate wedding setup, created for another beautiful couple Olga and Denis. A modest orthodox chapel at the Argiroupoli village was built at the place of ancient Temple of Artemis 🏛 Two pillars - thousands years old 🤔- in the courtyard of the church sign of the breathtaking mix of times and civilizations here in Crete 🕰 Do you want your wedding ceremony take place at the historical place? 📲+306980871621 or fill the contact form at our site www.cretewithinweddings.com #weddingcrete #weddingincrete #ancientgreece #weddingplannergreece #destinationweddingplannercrete #weddingsetup #weddingdecor #orthodoxwedding #crete #argiroupoli #lappa #intimatewedding #greekislandwedding #shesaidyes #yesido #destinationweddinggreece #experience #visitgreece #welovecrete #destinationweddinggreece #cretewithinweddings #weddingvenuegreece #крит #критвнутри #свадьбанакрите #свадьбакрит #православнаяцеремониявенчания #свадьбавгреции
  • The most popular combination for the wedding decoration in Crete is olive branches and anything white - flowers, ribbons, etc 🌿 Hmmm.. I would call this wedding decor concept “defiant and provocative” though 😋😋😋 Do you love colors as Crete Within does?😍 PS that was expensive 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ but outstanding 🌟🌟🌟 #colorful #colorfulwedding #crete #weddingincrete #cretewedding #destinationweddinggreece #destinationweddingcrete #creteweddingplanner #cretewithinwedding #weddingdecor #olivetree #rainbow #greekgateaway #yesido #bridetobe #bridalflowers #engaged #couplegoals #weddinggreece #shesaidyes #weddinginspiration #крит #свадьбанакрите

Follow us