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Weddings in Switzerland
Expert Planning Guide

 
Known for its watches and chocolates, Switzerland is a country that attracts the world towards its beauty, mountains and lakes, rich heritage and a destination where bonds can be cherished to the fullest.

It has been the place that people choose to celebrate their love. Amidst its natural beauty, several love stories have been filmed, people have found their forever and it could be your place to make your special day even more memorable. If you are planning a destination wedding, Switzerland can be a strong contender.
 
GETTING THERE
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Travelling from India to Switzerland is hassle free. Many airlines operate convenient flights from Mumbai / New Delhi to Zurich.

VISAS FOR INDIANS
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Citizens of India need to have a valid visa for Switzerland. 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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If you are looking for a cool place to tie the knot, Switzerland is the place and if you are looking for a warm and sunny place to get married, Switzerland is still the place!

You can experience cool weather in the northern alps and the opposite in the southern areas. January and February are the coolest and driest months, whereas July and August are the warmest and wettest months. The best time would be between the months of September and December.

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Getting Married in Switzerland
Legal Requirements & Documentation

 
Switzerland is perhaps the most sought after place for a destination wedding. It is quite easy for foreigners to get married in its Alps. Only civil marriages are legally recognized.

Swiss marriage law requires both the parties to be above 18 years of age, not be already married, and the consent of a legal guardian. Foreigners getting married in Switzerland should get prior approval which involves submission of documents such as:

1. A photo ID that fulfills the official Swiss requirements,

2. A birth certificate which should be issued 6 months prior to the wedding and should disclose the name of the parents,

3. Passport,

4. A notarized affidavit that should state the person's current marital status as well as his address,

5. A copy of divorce decree or the death certificate of the spouse if previously married,

6. A marriage request form which should be complete.

Once these documents are submitted, an approval is usually received within 5 weeks. After receiving the approval in writing, the couple can get married within 10 days to 3 months of the date of approval.

The couple must conduct a civil marriage with two witnesses in the Registry Office before conducting any religious ceremonies. Religious ceremonies can only be conducted once the civil marriage is done and a marriage deed arrives.
 

Swiss Weddings
Customs & Traditions

Trees play a significant role in Swiss weddings.

Evergreen trees are a symbol of fertility and luck, so when the couple arrives in their home, they plant a pine tree in their yard to symbolize and pray for fertility in their life.

A tradition of log sawing is practiced primarily in the Swiss-German regions.

As the newlyweds exit their wedding celebration, they’re presented with a log blocking their path. In order to pass, the couple must saw the log in half with a two-handled saw!

This is a symbol of the couple’s ability to work together in order to overcome any obstacle they may encounter in their married life.

Wedding Locations in Switzerland

CHILLON CASTLE
Chillon Castle Wedding

Located on an island in Lake Geneva, Chillon Castle is Switzerland's most beautiful castle. It's a site not to be missed by any traveller to Switzerland.

This castle was home to several emperors and allows wedding ceremonies to be conducted on special requests between the months of March and November.

It has a capacity of about 100 guests.

LENZBURG CASTLE

Plunge into the fairytale-like experience of a high class castle wedding and celebrate the most important day of your life in the spectacular settings of Lenzburg Castle.

Whether indoors or outdoors, Lenzburg Castle offers a variety of idyllic and romantic locations with great atmosphere.

Selecting the right destination
is just the beginning!

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

We'll be there on your big day to make sure you don't have to worry about a thing! Our job is to look after every detail, so that you can relax and enjoy your wedding day.

Socials, Bachelorette, Bachelor &
Group Activity Ideas in Switzerland

Sightseeing in Switzerland

JUNGFRAUJOCH

This col in the Bernese Alps includes views of mighty mountain summits like Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch as well as the larger Eiger Glacier that is right below them.

Accessible by a railway, it is the home to Sphinx Observatory, which is one of the highest astronomical sight stations in the world.

CHAPEL BRIDGE

This 204-metre-long bridge in the city of Lucerne is the oldest wooden carved bridge in Europe. It was built in 1333 and holds a series of paintings from the 17th century. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Switzerland.

BERNINA EXPRESS

This is one of a kind of train trips that one must not miss when visiting Switzerland. Famous for the scenic view it covers during the journey, this 4-hour train ride covers a distance between the town of Chur and Tirano, going over 196 bridges and covering 55 tunnels.

One can experience the mesmerising views of glaciers, mountain peaks and lakes from inside the train.

RHINE FALLS

Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe and is known for the boat trip that allows the tourist to experience the beauty of nature at its best along with the spectacular sights of the castles and river basin.

Several museums and children's playgrounds are also present near the waterfall making it the best place to spend your day at.

In a nutshell, one can say that Switzerland is perhaps one of the best wedding destinations in the world. Along with choosing this as a wedding destination, one needs to hire a wedding planner for planning a destination wedding.

The main reason to hire a wedding planner is to reduce the burden of work from your as well as your family's head. Weddings are a time when you come together with all the far-living loved ones and having a wedding planner allows you to spend the quality time with everyone.

A destination wedding planner will ensure that your big day is full of great things and devoid of any mishap.
Let's discuss your special day!
We are always looking for new ways to make your destination wedding the best experience of your life. If you have a vision, we have the means to make it happen.


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