Santorini Wedding Consultants Testimonials

 
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Despite having chosen Santorini as the location for our wedding, we had no contacts in the island at all. We hired Kivotos Travel based on online reviews, and it was the best choice we ever made!!!

Words simply cannot express how incredibly amazing Margarita was!!! She was providing advice from the very beginning (up to 8 months before). She always responded promptly to emails and phone calls and was at all times incredibly professional. She even offered to pick up, drop off or return items for us to avoid incurring additional fees. We really appreciated this.
The staff of Kivotos Travel took all of the worry out of the planning for the big day. They helped set up a workable schedule and otherwise totally "DE-STRESSED" everything and everyone. Margarita brought to my attention little details that I NEVER would have thought of and before I could panic, suggested a perfect solution or solutions. Don't know what we would have done without her!

I would definitely recommend her if you are a disorganized person, as she would be very helpful in organizing you; but I almost would rather recommend her for organized, detail oriented people (like myself) as she will step in and let you relax and enjoy your wedding day.

Thanks to Margarita, we had our dream wedding!

With love,

Dimi+Fryni
(25.06.2011)
 

Dear Margarita,

we are so happy to have gotten married in Santorini and to have had you arrange everything for our special day. We are very happy that we decided for the video recording of the ceremony which now takes us back to the beautiful moments in Santorini, the photographs are beautiful, the cake was delicious - one of the best we have ever eaten, the champagne, the flowers, we could not have chosen a nicer location, you helped us so much with the decision for the time of the ceremony, and it was all perfect - we would do it again exactly the same way! Everyone who was there with us made our day even more special.

Thank you for all your help and advice during the preparations, and for all the answers to our many questions. You have reassured us about everything, and we have to say it meant a lot to us that you always found the time to answer to all our e-mails so fast, almost always within 24 hours, most times on the same day. Through the entire process of planning we were never worried about anything, we were very happy with our smooth, friendly, yet very professional cooperation. If we could do it all again we would do it the same way and we would ask you to help us arrange everything. We would also advise everyone, that thought of maybe getting married abroad, to choose Santorini and we would strongly recommend you for the organisation of the event. Thank you again for everything - it may be everyday business to you, but to us it was a special day we will always remember with joy and happiness.

Mitja and Kristina
(13/06/2011)
 

Thank you once again for all of your hard work in ensuring that our wedding day was the most amazing day. We have just posted a reply on trip advisor in response to someone asking for information about weddings in Santorini - highly recommending you! Below is something for your website, if you need us to send it in another format please let us know.

When we began planning our wedding last august we knew we wanted to get married in Santorini and spent several days researching on the internet. This led us to Margarita Denaxa ay Kivotos Travel who responded to all of our initial enquiries swiftly and professionally. Her friendly advice even in the early days when we just making the first enquiries meant that she was the obvious choice for us and over the next few months she made everything easy and stress free. Nothing was too much trouble and she was incredibly patient while we weighed up all the options and changed our mind about things. Margarita helped to ensure that our Wedding Day was perfect and exactly what we wanted from the start.

We would not hesitate in recommending that you trust Margarita and Kivotos Travel with the planning of the most important day of your lives!

James & Rachel
( 01/06/2011)
 

Margarita,

You did a wonderful job planning our wedding! During the months leading up to our wedding you were very prompt and professional when replying to our emails and answering our questions. You made what could have been a very stressful process very organized and efficient.

When arriving in Santorini for our wedding it was reassuring to know that you were handling all the details and that all we had to do was relax and enjoy ourselves. And your friendly and accommodating attitude was refreshing. The location, transportation, photographer, officiant, cake and my bouquet where all fabulous. Everything exceeded my expectations.

We had the most memorable wedding and experience and we could not have done it without you!

Many thanks,

Lindsay and Matt Benson
(May 2011)
 

Dear Margarita-

Hello!! I've been meaning to write to you but wanted to wait until I had time to sit down and think so that I wouldn't forget anything. Our trip was amazing and I want you to know how much I appreciate all your time, hard work and attention to all the little personal details that made our honeymoon and wedding so special. Brandon and I never wanted a big wedding or the stress that comes with planning one- to us, getting married was about the two of us and our small ceremony at Santa Irini was absolutely perfect. Our 10 days in Greece were the ideal start to the rest of our adventure together and an experience we will never forget. Now that it's over I know for certain I never could have planned a wedding or a trip like that on my own and I thank you for taking care of everything. From start to finish the trip went so smoothly- everything was on time, and everyone was so friendly and professional. Truly, everyone we met was overly kind and welcoming; the drivers, tour guides, hotel staff, hairdresser, masseuse, officiant, photographer and of course, Sophia and Rosa from your agency. I've traveled to over 14 countries in Europe and the people of Greece are by far the nicest I've ever encountered!

I don't even know where to begin. The Dana Villas were gorgeous- our room was so charming and the view was unbelievable. It is exactly what comes to mind when you think "honeymoon". We were completely comfortable relaxing at the pool or on our patio, but also close enough to walk to the clubs in Fira when we wanted to go out at night. I wanted to move right in and never go home!

Please thank the florist and the bakery for us! The bouquet was beautiful and that cake was unforgettable. Any chance we can get a recipe?? The music you played during the ceremony was great, if you have the time I'd love a copy of it or a list of the songs so I can make my own CD. Give our thanks to George the photographer as well, he was so fun and the pictures are stunning - everyone we've shown them to agrees. I was nervous about the video- only because I don't normally like to watch & hear myself on film -but now that we've gotten home and watched it I am so happy that we have it. Thank you so much for that wonderful and thoughtful gift and for champagne glasses too- we plan to toast with them on our anniversary each year.

Dinner at the Sphinx and the sunset cruise were both so romantic. We are absolutely in love with Santorini and hope to return there in the future. We were a bit overwhelmed when we first got to Athens, the buzz of the big city was a bit of a shock after spending 5 days on the quiet cliffs of Santorini. But once we settled in we enjoyed our tour of the ruins and our many dinners in the Plaka...but it just couldn't compare to Santorini!

After all our emails for over the months I was so happy to finally meet you. Every last detail was attended to with such care and you were so sweet and wonderful through the whole process. My favorite surprise was the shower of rose petals you threw on us when the minister said "kiss the bride". You really have a special talent for your job and I can't thank you enough for letting me just relax and enjoy the moment while you did all the hard work.

I'm sending you copies of the pictures we have with you- both that George took and the one Brandon took when we ran into you at the Koo Club!

Thank you so much, we will never forget our time in Greece
Love,

Katie & Brandon (USA)
 

I have recently married in Santorini and I can truly say that it was the most amazing day of my life. When we decided to get married my husband wanted the wedding to take place on a boat and after searching the internet I came across Santorini and an 18th Century Sailing boat (perfect).

The website I went on was www.weddingsantorini.com. Several e-mails later Maria Renieri (my wedding planner) with Kivotos Travel in Santorini, started the ball rolling in arranging our wedding. I must admit I was worried planning my whole wedding via e-mail but Maria answered any worries and questions I had, she booked everything for us, the boat, the hotels, cake, flowers, photographer, hairdresser everything. Even if there is something different or unusual that you want Maria would find a way to sort it out for you nothing at all is any trouble for her.

When we arrived in Santorini, we were met by Rosa who also works at Kivotos Travel and taken to our hotel, my son and his girlfriend were already in Santorini and also wanted to meet us at airport with champagne and flowers, Maria organized that for them it was absolutely lovely.

On the day of the wedding all guests were picked up and taken to the port I arrived a bit after with my daughter. The ceremony on board the boat was beautiful, once the mayor had disembarked we all set sail on a sunset cruise and had the most amazing meal on board (my compliments definitely go to the boats chef). Sofia (also from Kivotos Travel) was there to ensure our day ran smoothly, she was great. (They even ensured we were back in port and driven to a nice pub in Thira for the England v Sweden game) now you can't get better than that!!!

The whole day was the best day we have had in our lives and I would strongly recommend using Maria to plan any wedding in Santorini she is a truly wonderful person who can make anyone's day special and unique and we will be eternally thankful to her.

Jo & Phil Doncaster (U.K.)

 

I felt the need to write to you regarding my recent wedding in Santorini on 04/08/08. I would like to praise my wedding planner and to give future brides a bit of guidance if they are unsure or worried about using Kivotos to plan their wedding.

Like most brides the thought of getting married in front of beautiful scenery and to be guaranteed lovely weather is of great importance for their big day. However the thought of allowing somebody else to take care of your big day for you filled my family and me with worry.

I did not know which company to choose as there are so many out there organising weddings in Santorini, but I searched various bulletin boards on the internet where brides and their families shared their experiences of the wedding planners in Santorini. The wedding planners at Kivotos were praised by everybody. I did not see one bad comment, so I decided to trust the experience of others and contact Kivotos.

I was allocated Margarita and she was absolutely fantastic. All of my worries were forgotten and I could concentrate on being excited for the day rather than worried. She was always happy to answer any of my questions and was very friendly yet professional.

When I arrived in Santorini and met Margarita she again made me feel at ease, taking me and my husband to be to the ceremony and reception venue. We knew we had made the perfect choices for our wedding and had picked the perfect company to arrange it.

Due to my worrying nature I had arranged rehearsals for my hair and makeup. I was very impressed by the hairdresser, she did exactly what I wanted and was a lovely lady. The makeup artist was amazing. She was a wonderful lady, very fluent in English and highly qualified. I remember thinking to myself that Kivotos could have arranged anybody off the street to do my makeup but they didn't – they only used the best.

My big day arrived and everything went to plan. My bridesmaids, my mother and my mother-in-law were all very impressed with the hair and makeup and I think like me they were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the job they did. The ceremony venue (Santo Winery) was set out perfectly, exactly how I had discussed with Margarita. The guests were stunned with the views. Then we went on to the reception venue (Pyrgos Taverna) and again everybody was commenting on how perfect it was. The photographer took my new husband and I for photographs and again I was very impressed with the photographer. He was very informal, made us all feel at ease and was not over-intrusive. One of my worries was that I may not have been able to express to the photographer a few of the shots that I had in my mind due to a language barrier. The photographer was Australian and so this was not an issue and we had a good laugh with him discussing sports.

The meal and the entertainment were fantastic and I cannot think of anything that could have made our big day any better. My guests have made comments saying that I could have spent millions and the wedding would not have been better than it was. It really was perfect in every way. Family keep saying how hard I must have worked for the day that we had and I constantly remind them that all I did was email Margarita. The hard work and planning was down to her and those at Kivotos.

I would not hesitate to recommend Kivotos to anybody thinking of a wedding in stunning Santorini.

Thank you all ever so much for our perfect wedding.

Cheryl & Shaun (U.K.)

 

Dear Maria,
We are back in Dubai after the most wonderful holiday ever!
We couldn't wait to get back and get in touch with you as we wanted to say :
THANK YOU!!!...Thank you for the most wonderful wedding ever, thank you for making us feel so special and for letting our guests feel so comfortable and relaxed.
I have to admit that we were a bit worried when we started planning the wedding in Greece as we did not know what to expect and mostly who to talk to..who to trust. You made it so easy for us all the way until the wedding day when everything you did was magnificent. We loved the way you took care of all what we asked for but mostly we want to express our gratitude for all the special things you did and we didn't expect. It was breathtaking…Thank you again and again for a PERFECT WEDDING!
Please send our special thanks to Sofia and Rosa, to Father Panagiotis ,to Veronica and Bella and all Kivotos team. We thank you all for making everything just perfect!
With love,

Miki & Elie (Dubai)

 

Dear Margarita,

Thank you very much…you did our wedding special. All has been perfect!!!

When we decide to use you agency we don't know anything about you but email by email we found in you a friend, you helped us for the documents, for the hotel booking (we stay in Elgreco hotel for 7 days...just near Thira in a splendid background) and when we met Margarita we decided last particular (flowers, music,..).

Finally our days arrived....when we arrived in Santa Irini at sunset time all has been perfect...we can't image a so wonderful place, all seem like a fairy story...we didn't have problem...there was Margarita with us!!

Italian people like tradition (church, lunch/dinner, a lot of guests...) but if you (Italian people) want to have special weddings following our example and plan your weddings in Santorini...all will be a wonderful story!!!

Thank you again...we don't forget you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beatrice & Maurizio (Italia)

 

Dear Maria,
We send this message to thank you and the Kivotos staff again for our wonderful wedding and honeymoon on Santorini (Thira). We have been back in South Carolina for less than a week but already we miss Greece terribly and look forward to the day we can return. Although you have worked with many couples before us and surely will with many more in the future, you made us feel very special during our entire stay on the beautiful island you call home. For that you and Kivotos will always hold a warm place in our hearts.
With kindest regards,

Jason & Tracy (USA)

 

Dear Maria and Sophia of Kivotos of Aegean,
Thank you for all your help with our July wedding.
Each day we look at our wedding pictures and reminisce about our wedding of a lifetime. From the day we first saw your wedding packages to the day of the wedding we knew your company was going to be best for our wedding plans. When we talked with Maria and let her know of our wishes she was able to help us make our church site wedding perfect. From the warm greeting at the cable car station, comfortable air-conditioned transportation to the wedding site, preferred ceremony, delicious champagne and cheese, beautiful cake and photos and completed album our every hope was fulfilled.
Sophia was delightful and helped us stay calm as we prepared to be married. We loved the added touch of the Greek minister and musicians at the wedding. The tour of Santorini in the air-conditioned bus was an added touch for us and our wedding guests. The guide was knowledgeable and personable and led us through the sites of Santorini. We all really enjoyed the stop at the winery for wine tasting and gift purchases.
We could not have imagined such a wonderful day; you made it happen for us and included the special touches to the wedding ceremony that we requested including the celebration of our grandmothers. We will always remember this special time in our lives through our memories and our lovely photographs; we cannot thank you enough for making our wedding memorable. If we can provide a reference to future customers, let us know we would be happy to sign your praises. Best wishes to you and yours in the coming year. May all your guests be as happy as we are with the services Maria and Sophia of Kivotos of Aegean.
Love

Manny and Lisa (CA, USA)

 

Hello Maria,
First we would like to thank you for helping us have such an amazing and beautiful wedding! We were so happy with it. Everything was exactly what we were hoping for. You did such a great job. And George did such a wonderful job on the photos. They are gorgeous. We have received so many compliments on them.
We had such a wonderful trip in Greece. You and everyone at Kivotos did a fabulous job with everything. Thank you so much!!
Our very warm regards,

Alicia & Matthew

 

Hello Maria,
First we would like to thank you for helping us have such an amazing and beautiful wedding! We were so happy with it. Everything was exactly what we were hoping for. You did such a great job. And George did such a wonderful job on the photos. They are gorgeous. We have received so many compliments on them.
We had such a wonderful trip in Greece. You and everyone at Kivotos did a fabulous job with everything. Thank you so much!!
Our very warm regards,

Alicia & Matthew

 

Dear Maria,
Firstly, Dane and I cannot express how grateful we are for everything you did to make our wedding so unforgettable - not only for us, but our guests. I know it was my wedding, but I truly think it was the best wedding I have ever been too - and most of that is because of you. So, thank you again. Dane and I will definitely be back.
THANK YOU so much - I can't believed how blessed we were to come across you. Just so you know - because of you - our wedding day was everything we had hoped for and more.

Tiffiny & Dane (Texas, USA)

 

Dear Maria,
First and foremost, let me tell you that you did a truly wonderful job for all of us for Shannon and Cary's wedding. You were professional, detailed, enthusiastic, armed with a "Plan B" and totally fun. We had an absolutely wonderful trip and much of it was thanks to you, your staff and your agency. Please pass this email on to your supervisor. You deserve an A++ in your personnel file. Thank you so much. Marianne and Tom

Shannon and Cary (USA)

 
Tracey & Mathew (USA)
Read the interview about their marriage in Santorini, on the net here >>
 

Dear Maria and Nikos,
Just a note to thank you for an amazing wedding and a beautiful holiday with family and friends. You have both worked so hard in making sure everything was perfect. We really feel like we have made new friends and hope you will visit us soon.

Iain and Hannah (UK)

 

Dear Maria,
Thank you!!! Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. It was wonderful, we had a fantastic time. Everyone here is so happy for us and excited. The DVD is great! Thank you again and thanks to your team too! See you soon whne we come back to visit!!

Lyn and Wayne (Australia)

 
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