Deposits and how to know if you're being told things to get you to book?!
As above really. We are getting married in Santorini in 2019 so a while off yet but we have just paid a deposit on our venue so that we don't lose the date. I asked our wedding planner what the next part is and she said that we need to book the officiant other wise the wedding won't be legal and apparently there is only one on the island?! I asked what she needed from us - she said that she would need 500euros deposit to book her services and she would book the officiant.
It doesn't seem unreasonable I suppose but we hadn't anticipated having to put money down yet as it is so far away. And does 1 officiant on the island sound right? I guess the videos I have watched on youtube all do appear to have the same man marrying the couple so, maybe.
Could anyone give me their thoughts please?