Getting married abroad is a dream for many people. Spain is one of the most popular countries to have a destination wedding, the weather and natural views are perfect and flights are incredibly affordable. If you are thinking about holding your wedding ceremony in Spain, check out the exciting locations below.
Benefits of a Wedding in Spain
- There are many great reasons to get married in Spain, here are some:
The weather in Spain is reliable and predictable. If you want an outdoor wedding there can be no better place to have it.
- The natural landscape of Spain is super diverse, so if your looking for volcanoes, beaches, oceans and/or mountains. Spain has them all! Can you say the same for your home country?
- Having a ceremony in Spain is affordable and depending on your desired wedding details, may be cheaper than having the same size wedding at home.
- Save time and money by combining your wedding and honeymoon into one exciting experience.
- Getting married in an exotic setting creates beautiful everlasting memories. Wouldn’t you rather get married on a sunny Spanish hilltop, than the local greyish registry office.
- You can celebrate in the sun, with your nearest and dearest.
Romantic Spanish Destinations
Weddings in Ibiza are becoming increasingly popular due to the vibrant atmosphere the island exudes. During peak season, June-August, many young couples choose to get married on the island. They combine their love a dance and electro music with their vows, to make the event extra special and memorable.
Marbella is a popular destination for aristocrats, celebrities and the wealthy. If you want a sophisticated luxury wedding in a private villa overlooking a sandy beach and ocean as far as the eye can see, then this is the destination for you.
The city of Benidorm has long been associated with the mature holidaymaker. Is that you? This lively city on the south east coast of Spain might be just up your street. Pick Benidorm to say your vows, whether for the first time or as a renewal.
For a unique and special day visit Lanzarote. Imagine your wedding on a spectacular beach and volcanic view. Does that sound magical? If so, hold your wedding ceremony on this Canary Island. Lanzarote is only 4 hours from London by air.
The largest of the Balearic Islands performs thousands of nuptials every year. The most popular spots are outdoors amongst the rustic mountain scenery. If this seems ideal for you, check it out with a trip there this summer.
For a subtropical garden wedding, book your flights to Tenerife. There are many 5 star hotels, that have incredible gardens, ideal for saying ‘I do.’ Alternatively, find a hotel within the mountainous National Park and celebrate your love in style.
Organising a Wedding
There are essentially two options when it comes to organising your wedding in Spain. The first is that you organise it all yourself, a DIY wedding. If you are having a small, low-key and intimate wedding, then this may the best option. For example, if you are hiring a private house with 8 rooms and your friend is marrying you, then no problem.
But if, you want catering staff, decorations and a beauty team, then it is probably better to select a hotel, that has a wedding coordinator, who can organise everything. Alternatively, you could hire a wedding planner that lives in your chosen destination.
It is always best to hire somebody already living there, as they have connections and can speak the language. While English is the most common second language in Spain, there are some people who do not speak a word.
Find a person you trust and understands your dream and you can sit back and relax until your special day.
The Legality of Getting Married in Spain
For your special day to be legally binding in Spain, one of you either needs to be a Spanish national or to have been an official resident for a minimum of 2 years. For many this is an unachievable requirement. But this doesn’t mean you can’t have a wedding ceremony in Spain. It means that you will need to have two weddings. YAY! One in your home country and one in Spain. You don’t even need to tell the guests.
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Whatever destination you choose, Search4Sun wishes you a very happy day.