What happens during a greek civil ceremony?
As the title suggests really, for all you ladies that have married in Greece, what did your civil ceremony consist of? How long did it last? What did they say / do?
We are getting married in Greece next year and want a relaxed, informal affair. We are having the ceremony in the local town hall and then on to a beachfront restaurant for lunch. We're undecided whether or not to follow the ceremony up with a more personal wedding blessing / service down by the beach but not sure if we want the extra fuss.
Is the ceremony at the town hall really impersonal? did you feel like you were actually married at that point? were you able to add any of your own touches to it or is it strictly legal stuff?
Any opinions welcome. Thanks