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Weddings in Austria
Expert Planning Guide

 
When it comes to tourism, Austria is one of the most popular locations due to its rich culture and history.

Couples seeking a romantic location for their destination wedding prefer Austria, not only because of its culture but also because of the beautiful Alps and their snow-clad peaks. A destination wedding in Austria can surely be a memorable experience which the couple, as well as their wedding guests will remember for years to come.

The rich history of Austria makes it a popular destination for those who enjoy peeking into the historical cultures and realities of our world. Known as one of the most popular tourist locations in Central Europe, Austria counts as one of the most favourable locations for destination weddings.
 
GETTING THERE
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Travelling from India to Austria is hassle free. Many airlines operate convenient flights from Mumbai / New Delhi to Vienna with a stopover.

VISAS FOR INDIANS
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Citizens of India need to have a valid visa for Austria. The visa application takes nearly 15 working days to be processed. One can apply for a Schengen visa through VFS Global.

WEATHER-WISE
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Located within a temperate climatic zone, Austria experiences a dynamic climatic range with hot summers reaching 30° C and chilly winters with an average of 5° C lower for each additional 300 m of elevation.

The driest months for the country are May, September and the first half of October while April and November are the wettest periods.

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Getting Married in Austria
Legal Requirements & Documentation

 
Getting married in Austria is a dream for most couples but in order to make that dream come true it is essential that one understands the legal requirements and documentations required to apply for a marriage certificate in the country.

However, it is note-worthy here that a civil ceremony performed by an official of the Standesamt (German civil registration office) is the only legally binding type of wedding ceremony possible in Austria. The following must be kept in mind while planning a destination wedding in Austria:

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

1. Birth Certificate (or certified copy),

2. Court Divorce Decree Absolute or Death Certificate (if appropriate),

3. Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage (not older than 6 months),

4. Proof of residence,

5. Valid Passport, and

6. Photocopies of the picture page of passports of the couple & two witnesses.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. The marriage application can be filed up to a maximum of six months prior to the wedding date following which there may be a waiting period of 2 to 6 weeks before a confirmed date of wedding is given,

2. The marriage application must be filed at the Standesamt of residence in case either of the to-be-wed is an Austrian or resides in Austria, or at the main registrar’s office in Vienna in case the couple is neither Austrian neither resides in Austria,

3. All documents must be original or certified copies and translated into Austrian German by relevant authorities, and

4. All documents must be submitted at least 8 to 10 weeks prior to the wedding.
 

Austrian Weddings
Customs & Traditions

Every country comes with its own quirky traditions and customs and Austria is no different. The Central European nation is one of the most enjoyable places to tie the knot as their traditions make ones wedding a truly memorable experience.

One of the most offbeat traditions of Austrian weddings is the neighbours waking up the bride-to-be very early on her wedding day with gunshots and firecrackers to drive away the evil spirits with the noise.

Another popular custom is the groom fetching his would-be-wife from her parents’ home and then driving towards the registrar’s office via a route blocked by friends and neighbours requiring the love birds to complete certain tasks.

However, the most popular tradition is the auction of the bridal shoe with the guests bidding on it in order to help raise money for the newly-weds.

Wedding Locations in Austria

WEDDINGS IN VIENNA

Vienna, one of the most romantic cities in the world, has venues galore to celebrate your wedding in a truly unique setting. You can host your fairytale wedding at the famous Schonbrunn Palace or the Belvedere Palace or even the Liechtenstein Garden Palace.

WEDDINGS IN SALZBURG

The Marble Hall at the Mirabell Palace in Salzburg is regarded as one of the most beautiful halls to get married in the world! The truly spectacular settings of the gardens truly brings to life the idea of a beautiful fairytale wedding.

Selecting the right destination
is just the beginning!

Planning a wedding from afar can be overwhelming & stressful. Fortunately, you’re in good company!

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Sightseeing in Austria

VIENNA

Austria is dotted with some of the most spectacular castles and palaces. Three of which are in Vienna. The must see ones are the Schonbrunn, Hofburg and Belvedere palaces. Also, don't miss the spectacular St. Stephen's Cathedral. Finally, cap it all off with an evening at one of the many restaurants out pubs at Naschmarkt.

MELK ABBEY

Since 1089, Benedictine monks have continually been living and working in Melk Abbey, one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Benedictine Monasteries, following the rules laid down by St. Benedict, ORA et LABORA et LEGE (pray and work and learn).

Your wedding truly deserves to be the most memorable day of your life, and picking Austria as your destination for the big day will not only leave you with memories for a lifetime but will also make sure that your guests remember it as the best event of their lives.

With its beautiful landscapes and the young-at-heart vibe, Austria, will not fail to impress you! But in order to make it a carefree and stress-free wedding, it becomes essential for one to hire a destination wedding planner.

Wedding planners are the angels who take over the stress of your D-day and give you the best moments of your life, tailor-made to suit your unique needs.
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