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  • Fig Tree Bay Wedding at Capo Bay Beach Hotel
    By Cyprus law your marriage must take place in the same resort as Capo Bay and both bride and groom must be resident on the island for at least 2-3 working days before the ceremony can take place. Civil weddings take place in the hotel grounds as from 3.00-5.00p.m, Monday to Friday (except public holidays). 
  • How long will the wedding ceremony take?
    A civil wedding ceremony in Cyprus lasts about 15 to 20 minutes. The order of service and wedding music can be discussed with your wedding coordinator. Civil ceremonies are conducted by the local mayor or marriage officer and are conducted in English.
  • Which name should the bride travel under?
    It is best if the bride travels under her maiden name for the whole holiday as the name on her flight ticket has to match the name on her passport.
  • How soon should we book our wedding?
    The sooner you book the greater the chance of confirming your preferred date, time and venue. Many couples book a year or more before their wedding. Book early to avoid disappointment due to unavailable dates. 

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  • I just booked my wedding for next year, is it early to book extras?
    Absolutely not! Many couples prefer to start booking wedding extras early on as they want to get organised and also spread the cost, you could also benefit from choosing the right date.
  • Can you inform me about the procedures once we arrive in Cyprus?
    You will be invited to a meeting with your personal wedding coordinator who will help you check that you have all the necessary documents. Your wedding coordinator will then make an application for your special license and will let you know the time of your appointment at the town hall to finalize your application.

    Appointments are usually the next day, depending on which day of the week you arrive. 
    During this initial meeting your wedding coordinator will go through all the aspects of your big day and will be able to offer advice and information on receptions, flowers, transport and photography.  If you haven’t booked your wedding extras before you arrive, don’t worry because you will be able to book all of the above services through your coordinator.
  • Will I see my wedding coordinator again?
    After your initial meeting your wedding coordinator will always be available and will make regular contact with you. You will also be provided with a mobile contact number should you have any questions or concerns. Of course we also take into consideration that some couples want their privacy and we will respect this.
    On your wedding day your coordinator will be with you before, during and after your wedding, their role is to blend into the background and oversee all the arrangements to make sure your wedding day is relaxing and stress free. They will coordinate your transport, guests, help with flowers and anything else that needs to be done to ensure your day is simply perfect!
  • I booked my holiday with another company but I would like to book my wedding with you, is this possible?
    Of course, in addition to the packages we offer to tour operator clients we can also provide stand alone wedding services. Please contact us for more information on all our wedding options, but if you have booked through a tour operator please send us their details and your booking reference this will help us to tailor-make our offer and provide you with the best possible prices.
  • What shall I wear?
    Of course you want to look your best and perhaps the most important thing when selecting your wedding dress is to choose a style that suits you and makes you feel fantastic, but you also want to be comfortable and choosing the right fabric and style is crucial.
    Cyprus in the summer can get very hot so lightweight fabrics in summer styles are perfect as they will keep you cool and show off your tan, you can then add a traditional veil or for a fresh look, hair swept elegantly up and dressed with a stylish tiara or romantic flowers. It is also a good idea to think about how you are going to celebrate after the wedding, if you are opting for a formal dinner in Capo Bay, a traditional dress with a train will make a statement. If your choice is different then a more simple contemporary style will be more practical.

    If you are wearing a light coloured dress, underwear in a skin tone is a must, the light is very strong in Cyprus and white or coloured underwear will definitely show through.
    If you are having a church wedding you will be expected to dress appropriately with no beach wear or very revealing dresses.

    For the groom and male guests, lightweight fabrics such as linen are perfect; waistcoats are also a good alternative if you prefer not to wear a jacket.
    Don’t forget that everyone is going to want to admire the ring so your hands need to be in tip top shape, why not treat yourself to a manicure to ensure that you have flawless skin and perfect nails?
    When choosing your shoes, keep in mind that in the heat feet can swell up, so open shoes are the best bet, a pampering pedicure is also the perfect way to relax before your big day.
  • Is there anything I need to bring with me from home?
    Although you will be able to get most things you need in resort, as well as those all-important documents, you might want to bring some little extras for that personal touch. Perhaps you have some special music that you would like to play when you make your entrance or for your first dance? It would be a good idea to bring this with you on a CD.
  • Some of our guests are staying in other hotels, can they join our hotel ceremony and reception?
    Capo Bay will allow your non-resident guests to attend your ceremony and reception, however guests cannot make use of hotel facilities such as the swimming pool and more! Of course for your reception your chosen menu will carry a per person charge. Please contact us for more details.
  • Is there a set up charge for the reception venue in my hotel?
    Please visit the wedding offers section on our website.
  • I booked a hotel wedding through a tour operator. Who is my main contact?
    If you have booked your wedding through a tour operator, your main contact will be their in-resort wedding coordinator/ wedding rep; he or she will be looking after every aspect of your wedding holiday from the moment you arrive in resort. However if you are having your ceremony or reception in Capo Bay then our coordinator will be taking care of the arrangements and set up here and will also be available to help with any issues relating to the hotel.
    You will usually have a meeting with your tour operator wedding rep the day after arrival, if you are having a Capo Bay wedding he or she can arrange for our hotel coordinator to attend as well so that together they can take care of all the details leaving you to enjoy your wedding holiday!
  • I have not booked my wedding holiday and i would like to have a wedding coordinator to take care of arrangements, can you help?
    Of course! Please send us an email at katerina@capobay.com.cy or complete this form, for information on our individual wedding services.
  • What documents do we need to bring?
    The first thing to do upon arrival in Cyprus is to file an application to obtain a special marriage license. This allows couples to get married 3 full working days after the application is submitted. The application is submitted to the wedding clerk at the local Town Hall (Monday to Friday) and must be accompanied by the documents listed below. Two witnesses are required in accordance with Cyprus Law – the hotel can supply witnesses if necessary.

    The current fee for a special marriage license is €281.90 plus the Municipality charges for the ceremony in the hotel: approx. €170.86. All fees are subject to change.
    Supporting Documents
    The following documents must be either written in or translated into Greek or English and certified by the relevant authority or embassy:
    •    Valid Passports
    •    Birth Certificates
    •    Notice of Marriage (completed by the Marriage Officer)
    •    Affidavit or Certificate signed by a solicitor notary public on headed paper confirming your marital status, i.e. divorced, widowed or single, and that you are free to marry. This document must be dated, signed and stamped. Such documents are only valid for 3 months. The couple must ensure their validity at the time of application and on the actual wedding date. For residents of Scotland, a Certificate of No Impediment is acceptable. Your local registrar provides this.
    •    Decree Absolute (in case of divorce)
    •    Death Certificate (in case of widow or widower)
    •    Adoption Certificate (in case of adoption)
    •    Deed Pole Certificate (in case of a change of name)
    •    Written Consent to be submitted to the Marriage Officer on application, if either party of the intended marriage is less than 18 years of age. This must be signed by the father of such party, or by the mother if the father is deceased or incapable of consenting, and failing that, by the legal guardian of such party.

    These requirements apply to British passport holders only. All other nationalities must refer to their respective government agencies for accurate information regarding the necessary paperwork.
    Validity of Marriage Certificate
    A marriage certificate issued in Cyprus is a legally recognized document. For couples from outside the UK, it may be necessary for, the original Certificate of Marriage to be legalized. For this purpose the so-called “Apostille stamp” must be applied for from either the Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nicosia, Cyprus.

    There is no need to register your marriage when you get home. After the celebration of the marriage, the Marriage Officer will forward a certified copy of the notice of marriage to the local Embassy or Consulate of such country.

    Should you misplace your certificate, you will have to contact the Ministry of Interior in Nicosia, who will issue a replacement document. If you wish to secure one or more certified copies of the marriage certificate, you may apply to the Registration Department of the Ministry of Interior in Nicosia. The charge for each certified copy is €14.00 (subject to change).

    Certified True Copy of the original marriage certificate - €15.00 (subject to change).
  • Will my wedding certificate be in Greek?
    No, both the ceremony and the certificate will be in English
  • Can we book our hotel through you as well?
    Yes of course! If you have not booked a wedding holiday through a tour operator you can book directly with us at Capo Bay. Please contact us for more details
  • I would like my ceremony on the beach or somewhere really special, can I do this?
    The civil ceremony can only take place in a designated wedding venue usually in a hotel. The restaurants & wedding venues are all very close to the Fig Tree Bay, so you will enjoy the beautiful setting and breathtaking sea views.
  • We have been married for ten years but would like to renew our vows, can you help?
    An Anglican blessing would have to take place in the church or chapel but a non-denominational renewal of vows could take place in Capo Bay!
  • If I book a wedding with you today, how soon can I get married?
    This will depend on availability at the town hall you wish to marry in- certain times of years are very popular so we recommend early booking. However assuming that there is availability, legally speaking you need to be on the island for 2-3 days in order to apply for a special marriage license, however don’t forget that you will need to have all the relevant documents with you including the freedom to marry certificate which needs to be obtained from a solicitor in the UK. Assuming that you have all your documents in order and that the town hall has an available slot, we can arrange a ceremony within just a few days.
  • We have a very limited budget, can you help?
    All of our wedding extras are available individually meaning you can pick and choose exactly what you want without having to purchase a package of flowers, photography etc, we also have a range of products and services starting from basic and going up to luxury so there is definitely something to suit every pocket! If you have booked through a tour operator, your basic package will probably include the essentials such as license, administration charges and a simple bouquet and buttonhole. It is then up to you whether to upgrade on items like flowers and to purchase photography, wedding transport etc. Please check what is included in your basic package and contact us for ideas on a wedding day you will remember forever without breaking the bank.
  • My fiancé is not a British citizen, will this be a problem?
    Not at all, but bear in mind that the legal requirements and documentation varies for each nationality, please make sure that you inform us well in advance so that we can advise you accordingly. We would also strongly recommend that your fiancé contacts his embassy and the Cyprus embassy in the UK before you travel.
  • Will our wedding be legally recognized in the UK?
    Yes, weddings in Cyprus are completely legal and recognized internationally; the only exception is the Catholic wedding service which must be preceded by a civil wedding. Your marriage certificate is proof that you are legally bound by law as though you had been married in the UK.