Frequently Asked Questions
Please find answers to our frequently asked questions. Should you find that your question is not listed below, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your query.
1Will our wedding be legally recognised in the UK?
Yes. You will receive an international marriage certificate which is legally binding and proof of your marriage
2Do we receive a marriage certificate?
Yes. You will receive your marriage certificate as soon as your wedding ceremony is completed.
3Are we required to bring anything other than the legally required documentation?
Other than your wedding outfits, usual holiday items, wedding rings (if required as you can purchase these in Turkey). No.
4Is the ceremony a religious or civil one?
All wedding ceremonies in Turkey will be short and informal civil. It will be conducted in Turkish with a translator.
5What happens when we arrive?
Please arrive at least 2 working days prior to your wedding ceremony. Upon your arrival and as soon as convenient for you, we will meet before proceedings begin to discuss arrangements, your requirements and finalise all your wedding plans prior to your wedding day
6Where exactly will the ceremonies be held
Beach Wedding Ceremony– is held under a decorated gazebo on the beach. Garden-by-the-Sea at Alesta Beach – is held under a gazebo in a beautifully decorated garden overlooking the Marina Yacht Ceremony – The registrar will be ready to greet you on the yacht. The yacht will then sail to the ceremony destination within the Gulf of Fethiye The Reception, if having, will be held in the garden patio bar/restaurant directly adjoining the beach.
7Do we need the witnesses present?
Yes. Your two witnesses must be present throughout the ceremony. They must not be a member of your immediate family and must be over the age of 18. If you do not have witnesses that match this criteria witnesses can be provided for you at no additional cost. Please refer to the legalities section of our website for further details.
8Will my wedding consultant/co-ordinator be present during the ceremony?
Yes. In fact your consultant/co-ordinator will be present for the duration of the entire event start to finish, including reception if having, to ensure your special day goes smoothly and according to your plans.
9What is the best day to get married?
Any day that you prefer, Mon-Fri including weekends.
10What is the best time to hold the ceremony?
We recommend the best time to be early evening. The temperature is cooler the light better for photography and the beach is much less busy after 5.30.
11What should we wear?
We suggest that you consider the Turkish climate when choosing your wedding attire. Tight dresses or suits and man-made fibres can be uncomfortable in the warm weather.
12What choice of food and music is available?
We can discuss the menu when we meet after your arrival as well as discussing your preference for any music. Using a professional music system music can be delivered either using our CDs or by bringing your own or iPod. A DJ can also be hired for the evening. Generally, an open buffet BBQ can be provided, the menu of which is up to you within reason but usually includes steaks, fish, chicken and meatballs. These dishes will be served with potatoes salads, rice, pasta etc. If required, a microphone can also be provided for speeches.
13Can we swim from the yacht or beach?
Yes. There are steps from the yacht into the sea. The beach is there for your pleasure. Both venues have fresh water showers and spacious bathrooms to change clothes.
14Can we alter the wedding package to suit our requirements
Yes. Any item you do not require within the package can be left out and a price reduction will be provided. Items can also be added such as imported drinks and a quote will be provided to you for this. All final decisions will be yours.
15What are the payment conditions?
Upon confirmation of your booking, a deposit will be due. Deposits and subsequent payments are non-refundable. Full payment either by online bank transfer or cash will be required upon you arrival in Turkey. Charges for reception and/or any entertainment should be paid in British pounds cash as this needs to be passed direct onto the suppliers. If you need to postpone your wedding , you can change to another available date up to the 31st of October the following year of your wedding date without losing your deposit.
16How to book
Happy with what you have read so far? Once you have decided on your date and availability has been confirmed. A deposit will be payable into a UK bank account. Please contact us for details.
Please be aware! Carole is not affiliated, or connected to, any other wedding company in Turkey other than Beach Weddings By Carole.