GETTING MERRIED IN TURKEY
More and more people are getting married in Turkey these days, because you are pretty much guaranteed gorgeous sunshine, landscapes like you`ve never seen, clear turquoise waters, and it`s far cheaper than staying at home. With the assistance of Exquisite Weddings Turkey and your personal wedding coordinator, we will make the whole process of getting married in Turkey, easy and stress free.
PLANNING YOUR WEDDING:
The more information you give us at the initial stages of planning your wedding in Turkey, the better this will be for us to give you a more accurate quote.
Important details that we need to get the planning progress started are:
- Date you would like to get married in Turkey (if you can supply us with 2 dates, in case your 1st option is not available)
- Estimated number of guests
- Venue choice for ceremony and reception
- Any special requirements / optional extras
- Budget guideline
Details such as cake styles and flowers, where applicable, and decoration colours, please send photos to your wedding co coordinator, who will advice you if these are available. Any items that are not available, either because of growing season, supplier does not stock, or Exquisite Weddings do not stock the correct colour, an alternative will be offered. Your Exquisite Weddings co coordinator will guide you through the whole process, and will offer you alternatives where your first choice is not available.
Any last minute detailing and finalising will be done in resort, with your Exquisite Weddings coordinator at your pre wedding meeting, eg: seating plans, where applicable, guest transfer pick up points. Exquisite Weddings, will only ever have 1 wedding per day, so you can be guaranteed, your wedding co coordinator will be with you every step of the way, from start to finish.
BOOKING YOUR WEDDING
After you have decided and agreed on your package contents, you will need to pay a 25% non refundable deposit, by bank transfer into our UK account, to secure the date and venue. The earlier you can do this, the better, so you are guaranteed the date and venue of your choice. On receipt of your deposit, we will issue you with a Booking Acknowledgement Form, which will detail all the items included in your wedding package. Please read through this to ensure everything you requested is itemised on the form, as this makes up your contract with Exquisite Weddings Turkey.
The final payment is due 8 weeks prior to your wedding date, and up until this time, any changes can be made to your package, and the final payment adjusted accordingly. Your Exquisite Weddings co coordinator will contact you, to advise you when this payment should be made. After this payment has been made, any changes you wish to make will be at the discretion of Exquisite Weddings Turkey.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GETTING MARRIED IN TURKEY
Getting married in Turkey is far simpler than you may think with just a small amount of documentation necessary from UK & Turkish authorities.
For UK nationals the following paperwork is required by both the Bride & Groom:
- Certificate of Non Impediment valid for 6 months (These can be obtained from your local registry office & take approx. 3 weeks to complete. Scottish CNI has a validity of 3 months.
- Full 10 year UK Passport with at least 6 months remaining *
- Full Birth certificate ( showing mother & fathers names)
- If divorced – Decree Absolute
- If widowed – Death Certificate of previous spouse & previous Marriage Certificate
- Adoption Certificate – ıf applicable
- Name Change Deed Poll Certificate – if applicable
- 6 passport photos (taken no more than 1 month prior to travelling to Turkey
N.B. All documentation must be original copies, photocopies are not allowed.
You should plan to arrive in Turkey at least 3 working days before your actual wedding day, as you will both be required to visit the British Consulate & Turkey Governorship, to get the CNI translated & approved.
You will both be required to have a health certificate issued by the local health clinic in the council area you will be marrying. This is a mere formality and will be done on the same day as your consulate visit.
It is also necessary to be in Turkey at least 1 working day after the wedding, so that we can register the marriage with the local Honorary Consulate, who will send a copy of your marriage registration to your local registry office in England. This will mean your marriage is registered & legal in England.
Exquisite Weddings Turkey will arrange the appointments, transport & provide English speaking personnel to assist you throughout the procedures.
For non UK nationals, procedures may differ, so please contact either your embassy, or Exquisite Weddings Turkey, for more advice on what is required.