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Reasons to get married in Spain
In this blog i’m going to explain my couples’ main reasons to get married in Spain, I officiate mant weddings here every year. Read below why Spain is such a popular wedding destination.
Weather – One of the biggest reasons to get married in Spain!
Firstly, the weather; this is obviously one of the top reasons to get married in Spain, especially if you are from a country where it rains a lot. The guaranteed sunshine is definitely why many opt to celebrate their wedding in Spain. It means you can plan an outdoor wedding or evening wedding without having to worry about it raining or your guests getting cold. For example, I had a lovely evening wedding in August and the temperature was perfect for my guests!
Outdoor weddings are also growing in popularity and Spain has it all when it comes to beautiful landscapes, therefore you can choose to say your vows on a beach at sunset, on a mountain, in the woods, on a field, by a lake…Here in Cadiz, for instance, there really is a wealth of natural beauty to choose from. Furthermore, it’s common to have a pre or post wedding photo shoot here, we chose to have ours up in the mountains!
Food and drink
Are you a foodie? Spain has a world recognised cuisine and some of the best chefs out there. The overall quality of the fresh food and elaborate dishes here is surprisingly cheap and of course Spain has amazing wine too. The local wines here in Cadiz such as Barbazul and Tierrablanca are fantastic.
People and culture
I’ve lived in different countries and travelled the world, but nowhere have I felt so welcomed as I do here in Spain. People are generally smiley and are happy to help you if you need assistance. Spain is above all an extremely child friendly country and children are welcomed into restaurants and can run around and play whilst you enjoy your food! Spain has a beautiful culture, click here to read how you can add some Spanish touches to your wedding.
As getting married in Spain has become increasingly popular, the number of English speaking suppliers to choose from has grown. Similarly, lots of hotels now offer wedding planning packages or if you want, you can look for an independent wedding planner. Planning from afar and with language barriers can be difficult, so read here how can definitely save you time and money in the long run.
Spain is just a short flight away for you and your guests based in Europe and has airports like Malaga with hundreds of international connections, so it’s relatively accessible. Moreover, once in Spain it’s easy to get from one place to another.
The legalities vs reasons to get married in Spain
Finally, the legal part of your union can be carried out in your home country, you can easily register your marriage with a registrar. You can do this before or after your wedding celebration in Spain. Then, you can have your ceremony wherever you choose to celebrate your wedding and have it officiated by a celebrant. As a celebrant can perform your ceremony at your venue if you like or at your outdoor wedding and can write a ceremony especially for you and your partner.
The wedding Ceremony
With a wedding celebrant, there is no limitation on what you have to include or can’t have in your ceremony so it can be as short or long as you like and involve guests, music, whatever you want. A celebrant can also conduct a ceremony resembling a traditional ceremony! Read here for more information.
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Hi! I’m Sophie an expert at creating creative, bespoke and truly personalised Billingual Wedding Ceremonies in Spain that are all about you as a couple! I specialise in bilingual weddings, outdoor weddings and weddings with symbolic rituals.
I'm based in Southern Spain whether you would like a beach wedding at sunset with the breeze on your skin, an intimitate wedding in an authentic Spanish hacienda or a stylish, luxury hotel wedding I will listen carefully to your ideas and wishes and with creativity and passion craft you an unforgetable ceremony to start your forever!