Get Married in Spain FAQ

There are lots of questions when it comes to getting married abroad and having your Wedding in Spain so we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions. Hopefully the answers to these questions will help you with planning your perfect Wedding day in Spain or Gibraltar:

Getting Married in Spain

Will my Wedding be legally recognised Internationally?

Yes, Catholic Church Weddings in Spain and Civil Ceremony Weddings in Gibraltar are both Internationally recognised as a legally binding marriage. Romantic blessings ceremonies are not legally recognised.

Click here to learn more about the different types of Wedding ceremonies

Will our Catholic Church service be in English?

Yes. Some priests do weave a little Spanish into the service, but all of the important parts of the marriage service are performed in English.

What will the weather be like in low or mid season?

You can see information about the weather averages for the Costa del Sol and Spain on the following link. Please click here

Can we bring our own priest?

Yes, most of the Churches that we work with allow couples to bring their Parish Priest, should they wish to.

Will our Wedding Planner take care of the legal paperwork?

Yes, here at Bespoke Weddings Spain we are happy to keep track of the paperwork on the lead up to your wedding and also take care of registering the marriage after the ceremony at the Civil registry.

When will we receive our Marriage Certificate?

Depending on the time of year of your Wedding and which Church you marry at, we aim to get this sent to you 6-8 weeks after your Wedding.

Can we throw confetti in Church?

No. Confetti can be thrown outside of Church after the ceremony, it is always best to mention to your Wedding planner if you have confetti or petals as it is a nice opportunity for a photo and your planner can then notify your photographer and make sure it’s captured!

Are Romantic Blessings religious ceremonies?

Romantic Blessings are built around the Bride and Groom, your minister will make the ceremony as religious or non-religious as the couple wish.

What time would a Wedding Ceremony in Spain normally take place?

1pm, 5pm or 6pm are the Wedding times at most of our Churches. 5pm is the most popular and our recommended time, as the weather is  a little cooler by this time. We also recommend 5pm or 6pm for blessing ceremonies, but this varies on venue.

Will my surname automatically become that of my partner?

No. In Spain it would not be traditional for the bride to change her surname to that of her groom, therefore if you wish to follow in UK/Irish tradition of changing your surname you will need to do this in your home country after you have received back your marriage certificate.

Planning of your Wedding in Spain

How long does it take to plan a Wedding in Spain?

To plan a Catholic ceremony we would suggest a minimum planning timescale of 12 months, although this depends on how flexible you are as to the time and date of your ceremony. Romantic Blessings can be arranged with a much shorter timescale, depending on the number of guests we would recommend a 6 – 12 month timescale.

If we get married at a hotel, will we have to stay there for our entire holiday?

No, although most hotels give a group discount to Wedding parties that choose to stay onsite.

What is the best time of year to get married in Spain?

We recommend May, September and October as the best months to get married in Spain. Venues are more flexible in the lower season as July and August are very busy and very very hot!!  If you are flexible on the date of your wedding, it is worth noting that we do also offer a Winter Wedding discount package at Sunset Beach Club in Benalmadena during the months of November-March.

Will our Wedding Planner help us with the booking of our Wedding photographer, videographer, entertainment and other suppliers?

Yes, we are happy to liase between you and the suppliers. Once your wedding is booked and confirmed with Bespoke Weddings Spain, we then send through our list of recommended Wedding suppliers for you to browse through at your convenience.

What do the Groom and Groomsmen normally wear to Weddings in Spain in the Summer months?

This is down to personal choice, the most popular is shirts and waistcoats although we have had grooms in open neck linen shirts and full tuxedos!

Will there be a wedding planner working on the day of my Wedding?

Yes, your Wedding Planner will be onsite from the time that the flowers are delivered to the room of the Bride on the morning of the Wedding until after the meal at the Wedding Reception. We are there to help organise your guests and solve any problems that may occur.

Weddings in Spain – Further information

Should you have any further questions that have not been answered here, please contact me directly on: melissa@bespokeweddingsspain.com or fill out our contact form via the link below

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