Discover Germany | Issue 16 | July 2014

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Wedding Destination Switzerland

Special Theme

Wedding Destination Switzerland

Here comes the bride… - but don’t forget the paperwork A destination wedding in Switzerland is a dream come true for many. If you are one of the happy lovebirds to tie the knot in the homeland of Heidi we have a few essential tips for your big day. If you plan ahead well, your wedding will truly be a day to remember for you and your guests. TEXT: TINA AWTANI | PHOTOS: DREAM-TIME

After you have decided on a location, or rather region, you should check in advance what the local legal requirements are, as these vary between cantons. Ideally, pay your local Swiss consulate a visit – allow plenty of time in advance of the big date – to get familiar with the bureaucratic side. If you wish to tie the knot in Switzerland a formal application has to be handed in to the civil registry office (Zivilstandsamt) at the place where the wedding is to take place as well as to your local Swiss consulate.The people at the consulate will do their best to guide you through the preparatory marriage for-

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malities; they will even assist in the translation and notarisation of foreign language documents if necessary.You will also receive information about how your Swiss marriage will be recognised and properly filed in your home country. It may also be necessary to keep Swiss Visa regulations in mind in case you or your guests require one to be granted border entry. Please visit for further information and to ensure that everything runs smoothly. On the following pages we present a wonderful selection of Swiss service providers. Just like Dream-Time, our recommended wed-

ding planer, each of the companies in this Swiss wedding issue is a specialist when it comes to creating that dream wedding. Using a wedding planner takes the weight off your shoulders and you are free to enjoy every single moment without worries before, during and even after the big event. In our wedding theme you will find great artists who really get the party going, supreme photography services, perfect event locations as well as some wise guidance regarding body and soul. Find out how to get the perfect smile not only for the wedding pics and remember that a happy bride is a pretty bride. Discover Germany is delighted to share a few top tips for the most beautiful day of your life.