Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the commonly asked questions about destination weddings in Dubrovnik and the agency we collected over the last decade of providing our services and working with hundreds of satisfied couples.

General Questions

What size of events do you organize? Is there a lower or upper limit?

We specialize in events of all kinds, from small-scale weddings to large-scale events for hundreds of guests. Our team consists of highly qualified people committed to their work and will go above and beyond to ensure your big day goes as planned. We also have an extensive network of vendors who can support any of your needs.

Do you organize weddings all year round? During the winter?

Although some outdoor wedding venues are available only during periods with proper weather conditions, our service is offered year-round. While the peak wedding season is from May to October, Dubrovnik is a beautiful city the whole year.

Will you be present on the day of my wedding? Can you manage both the wedding ceremony rehearsal & the wedding day?

My team and I organize and coordinate every event ourselves, and we will be with you and your guests at all times.

Is it possible to organize a wedding on a budget in Dubrovnik?

Absolutely! Our greatest accomplishment is planning your ideal wedding within your budget and providing you with the highest level of service.

Can you help organize pre & post-wedding events too?

Yes, of course, events of all kinds are our specialty.

How often will we communicate in the months before the wedding?

There are no hard-and-fast rules; we can exchange two or three emails a month, or even a hundred, as long as everyone agrees on all the details that will make your wedding day unforgettable.

However, three to four months before the wedding, communication picks up steam and occurs almost daily.

Do we sign the contract, and when?

Once we've located a wedding venue the newlyweds like, we draft a budget proposal; if you accept, we may proceed with signing the contract.

What is your payment policy?

Once details are confirmed, we will start planning with you and design a payment schedule that fits your budget.

Can you organize a last-minute wedding? How much in advance do we need to plan?

It is possible to plan a last-minute wedding. Still, we advise you to obtain the required documents on time whether you want a civil ceremony or a church wedding. All documentation must be sent to us by email no later than 40 days before your wedding.

Do you offer wedding insurance?

No, for this matter, you should contact authorized companies.

When do we have to report the exact number of guests?

We will need to know the rough number of guests as soon as we start planning the wedding so we can present you with possible venue options.

Knowing the exact number of guests a few weeks before the wedding would be advisable. Still, we understand that guests may confirm just days before the wedding, or there might be last-minute cancellations so that we will adjust the budget to the exact number of guests.

What happens if we postpone the wedding to another date (due to sickness or other reasons)?

Your wedding date can be changed. However, all previously agreed-upon terms, including venue cancellation penalties, might apply.

How many weddings do you organize on the same day?

The wedding day requires maximum concentration and complete dedication from all those involved in the realization process (and it's no secret that we aim for excellence), so it is possible to do only one wedding in a day.

Do you offer transportation from the airport to the place of accommodation?

Of course, depending on the number of guests, we can arrange a car, van, minibus, or bus.

Will someone assist our guests on the wedding day?

Depending on the number of guests, several wedding planners will be present on your wedding day to handle all the wedding-related logistics and look after you and your loved ones.

Where can we find reviews about the Marry Me agency?

You can follow us on Facebook, where you can find plenty of reviews from happily married couples, or you can also find them in our portfolio.

Getting married in Dubrovnik and Croatia

Do I need a visa to get married in Croatia? If so, what kind?

While the whole European Union, neighbouring coutnries and citizens of UK and USA do not require a visa to enter and to get married in Croatia, some countries do.

For further information, we suggest contacting your local embassy in Croatia. You can find the contact details for specific ambassies on the Croatian government website.

Is it difficult to get married in Dubrovnik?

Planning a ceremony far from home can present some challenges. Finding reliable suppliers, getting the best rates, and organizing everything in time for a destination wedding in a foreign country can be tricky. This is especially true when not all suppliers speak English.

Hiring a specialized agency can help in this situation. We have years of experience with civil and church wedding ceremonies and needed documentation. With over a hundred happily married couples, we know we can support you along the way to make the whole procedure easy.

Is our wedding in Croatia recognized as legal in other countries?

Yes, but a civil ceremony is Croatia's only legally recognized form of marriage. After the ceremony, you will get a marriage certificate, an internationally valid legal document.

For a church ceremony to be legally recognized in your country, besides a church ceremony in Dubrovnik, a civil ceremony must also be performed. You can perform it as part of the church ceremony or separately. You can even do it in your own country.

What documents do I need to get married in Croatia?

The documents required for a legal ceremony in Croatia depend on your and your partner's nationality. Most websites have incomplete information, so don't overly rely on online sources.

You need, at minimum, the following;

  • valid passports of couples and witnesses
  • birth certificates (not older than 3 months)
  • certificate of no-impediment (not older than 3 months)

You can find more details on the official government website. And those might need additional legalization (apositlles) depending on the country of origin.

This is one of the aspects where hiring an experienced wedding planner who can advise and help will dramatically simplify the process.

Should we send you documents before our destination wedding in Dubrovnik?

You must email copies of the documents at least 40 days before the wedding. You must also bring the originals to the ceremony in Dubrovnik.

How many days before the wedding do we have to be in Dubrovnik?

If you plan a civil or religious wedding, you must arrive in Dubrovnik at least two days before to meet with the registrar or priest.

Do I need to have witnesses? Are there any special requirements for them?

Yes, you need to pick out two witnesses. Any individual of legal age (18 years or older) can serve as a witness during the wedding ceremony in Croatia.

How do we obtain the marriage certificate after the wedding in Croatia?

After the wedding, we will bring your marriage certificate to the court. The court will affix an Apostille certificate to make it legitimate in your country and worldwide. Once the procedure is completed, we will provide you with the certificate or send it to your address.

Can we get an additional copy of the marriage certificate?

Yes, it is possible. Just let us know before the wedding.

Destination weddings in Dubrovnik

How much does a wedding in Dubrovnik cost?

The price depends on several factors, primarily the number of guests and venue of choice. After locating a venue the newlyweds like, we create a budget, allowing them to know what to expect immediately.

How much before the event do I need to send the invites for the destination wedding in Dubrovnik?

We recommend that you notify the guests six months before the event due to overall logistics and possible visa requirements (not needed for EU members, UK and USA).

When is the best time to visit Dubrovnik?

The best time to visit Dubrovnik for your destination wedding is during the spring (May to June) or early fall (September and October). The high tourist season in Dubrovnik typically occurs during the summer months (July and August), so planning your wedding outside of this period can offer a more peaceful and less crowded experience. Those are also the times of the year when temperatures are more pleasant.

What kind of weather can we expect in Dubrovnik?

Since Dubrovnik experiences more than 250 sunny days annually, there is minimal danger of rain throughout the summer. However, since no one can predict the weather, let's remain hopeful and remember that each location has an alternate plan in case of adverse weather conditions.

Can I rent a wedding dress in Dubrovnik?

Yes, generally, but keep in mind that very few wedding dress rental options are available in the Dubrovnik area.

Ceremony Related Questions

What time is the ceremony?

The church ceremony can occur at any time, whereas the weekday civil ceremony begins at 4 p.m. (It can be later if the newlyweds prefer.) Both ceremonies can take place at any time during the weekend.

How long does the wedding ceremony last?

The civil ceremony lasts 10–15 minutes, and the symbolic one too, although it can last longer if the newlyweds want. A church ceremony lasts from 30 to 45 minutes.

Can we choose the text of the ceremony? Can it be in English, or does it have to be in Croatian?

You can completely modify the ceremony's text to your preferences while having a symbolic wedding. Check the next question for more details on this option.

According to Croatian law, the common wedding sentences have to be pronounced in the civil ceremony, but you can add your individual promises while exchanging vows. The civil ceremony must be in Croatian and translated by a court interpreter into your native language. We will provide the interpreters as part of the wedding arrangement.

The religious ceremony in the church can be in English if the priest is available.

Can we get married officially before the ceremony and have an actor perform at the event so we can choose our vows and text?

Yes, you can!

A symbolic wedding can look and feel like a regular ceremony where you say your vows, exchange rings, and even sign an artificial wedding certificate – but it's not legally binding. Since there are no rules, you can incorporate any cultural traditions or personalized touches into your ceremony.

Is there a dress code?

Though there isn't a dress code, you should be careful of the parts of your body that are exposed when holding the ceremony within a church.

Is it possible to get married outdoors?

Dubrovnik offers countless beautiful outdoor locations, making it a dream destination for couples from all over the world to visit and say their "I do."

Is it possible to get married on the beach in Dubrovnik?

While Catholic weddings must only occur in churches, civil and symbolic weddings may be celebrated on the beach.

What happens if we book an outdoor venue and it rains during the ceremony?

Dubrovnik has over 250 days of sunshine a year, so rain is rarely an issue. However, in the unlikely circumstance of rain, we always have a backup location. So stay positive and don't worry too much about the possibility of rain.

Can we submit the music we want the DJ to play?

Undoubtedly, you can! You can submit a Spotify sheet or a list of songs, along with a song for the first dance, a song for the first dance with family, or a song to play when cutting the cake - the choice is yours!

Do I need to have/can I have a wedding rehearsal?

It's all about what you prefer and are comfortable with. Usually, we work together with newlyweds to create a detailed plan that will make things easier for them to follow through on the wedding day. That's why planning a wedding rehearsal is not usually needed. Of course, we will set up the rehearsal if the newlyweds like that.

How many photos will we get?

The duration of the photographer's engagement is the main factor determining how many photographs you will receive. It is typical to receive over a thousand pictures for the entire wedding day, lasting roughly ten to twelve hours.

When will we receive our photos?

It all depends on the photographer you choose. You will undoubtedly be aware of all the details when selecting a photographer, including when they deliver photographs. Some photographers send all the photos one month after the wedding, while others do so three to four months later.

Some photographers will also provide few best photos following the wedding so you can share your big moment with your friends and family that might not have attended.

Do we get a printed photo album?

A printed photo wedding book can be part of the overall photography service.

Wedding venues in Dubrovnik

Is the wedding venue available on our preferred date?

One of the first steps we take when planning the wedding is to check the availability of the venues you are interested in. If the venue is unavailable on the preferred date, we will suggest alternative dates that might work for you.

When is the best time to book a venue for my wedding?

You must usually book at least a year in advance to reserve one of the more popular wedding locations.

How much is the deposit?

The deposit depends on the location, but in most cases, it is between 1000 and 3000 euros.

What kind of food menu and options are available?

Buffets, family-style meals, individual plates, etc., you can select anything you like, with each place offering a dozen alternatives and options. Venues also provide a brochure with terms, prices, menus, and drink packages that we will present to you during the process.

Can venues accommodate special requirements?

Of course, each venue can prepare a special menu for all guests with different eating habits or allergies.

Can a wedding ceremony and a wedding dinner be held at the same venue? If so, how long does it take to change the space setup?

Yes, most venues offer the possibility of a ceremony and dinner, and changing the setup takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. During this time, most venues offer an alternative space (usually 2-3 minutes walk away) where newlyweds and guests can have a welcome drink.

Can't find your questions?

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