Many of the Turkish brides say, that if they had a chance they would arrange a distant wedding, and only 100 people invited (max.) I can understand, weddings here can be frustrating in terms of getting ready, organizing people, place, transport etc.etc. It actually is not a community issue here. Mainly brides deal with ALL the stuff. The ONLY solution is a distant wedding, and WHY NOT TURKEY?
TURKEY IS GREAT, HOTELS are LUXURY (I have been to many world wide), GREAT FOOD, SEA, SUN SHINE, ENTERTAINMENT, EXOTIC…PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY.
WEDDING FOR YOU, HOLIDAY FOR MATES and FAMILY.
However, in the oriental world, people are not precise, this is the culture here. If you say at 10:00 o’clock this means 09:30-10:30 in Turkey, and 08:00-14:00 in Egypt. So I would say have a Turkish friend Prices: Bargain (but not exagurate and be gentle). You can easily find, flowerists, hair dressers, even costumes, invitations.
My experience with foreign couples has always been great fun. I tell them a lot about the traditions here (Like Brides Hammam, Groom’s Shave, Henna etc.) and they have a lot of fun!
Coming to photography, I am sure there are photographers around (like me) but also sure not many. If you ever wish to get married here and looking for a good photographer, just wrop me an e-mail; I will tell you much more than photography. And do not forget, the only thing left from your wedding is your partner and the photographs
People generally prefer to have their wedding in Istanbul, Bodrum, Antalya, Cyprus, Cesme…As a wedding photographer, I am OK to travel to those cities for your greatest moments.
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