Planning a wedding from abroad can be a daunting task. Sometimes it all goes to planning. A lot of people come to marry in Spain, but due to lack of preparation, they get stuck and go to a low note at their wedding. Celebrating the wedding day from abroad can sound like an easy sell, but it’s not always easy. So many things can go wrong ruining your wedding. In some cases, a wedding abroad is preferred as it is cheaper than a wedding in your mother country. This is one of the many reasons people prefer to wed abroad. Other than that let’s take a quick dive on how to go on planning a wedding abroad.
1. CHECK ON LEGALITIES
There are different marriage laws in every country, and Spain is no exception. The requirements, however, are straightforward, but you have to be informed. For the perfect wedding, make sure the wedding is legal and also the marriage is valid or recognised in your own country. Wedding abroad doesn’t mean you have to live there so make sure the marriage is valid in your country.
2. DO A WEATHER CHECK
Check your chosen destination’s weather patterns to avoid natural disasters. It might be bright and sunny in your country, but a hurricane could be rocking your wedding destination. All this depends on the weather you would prefer, but nobody wants to wed during the winter.
3. HOLIDAYS AND PEAK TRAVEL TIME
Just because it’s not a holiday in your country doesn’t mean the other side isn’t enjoying several holidays in a row. It might be peak time for your wedding destination driving up flight prices, car rentals, accommodations and other expenses that go hand in hand with the wedding abroad. Don’t pick a destination and later find out most of the hotels are booked. Choose a date outside the peak travel season, and you can also consider getting married on a weekday.
4. HIRE A LOCAL WEDDING PLANNER
The knowledge a local wedding planner from abroad possesses is invaluable. The planner knows the area very well and has networked with key suppliers, can liaise with quality vendors in the region and can help explain your requirements in the local language. All this is essential to the success of wedding abroad. The wedding planner alleviates a lot of stress and burdens from you by helping with most of the planning.
5. VISIT THE VENUE BEFORE
Having a wedding planner for a wedding abroad is important. However, there are certain things you have to do yourself. The planner shortlists several venues, and you choose the right one for your wedding. Its advised you travel for a weekend or two and check out the best venue yourself. Pictures are good but physically visiting the place assures you of space, accommodation, timing and other things pictures can’t adequately express.
Wedding abroad is totally worth it, but you have to do your part to make the date successful. Due diligence is significant to avoid last minute issues or rude surprises before or after getting married. All the best in your wedding and welcome to wed in Spain.
6. SAVE THE DATE AS SOON AS YOU CAN
In Spain, majority of the days are sunny during a year, specially in the south, so you can easily get marry in Spain at any time, but the majority of the weddings in Spain take place from May to October, being September the most demanded month. So, If you are planing to get marry in this period of time, hurry up in order to reserve the restaurant and services like photographer or wedding videographer.