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Hiring a wedding planner can save you money, save you time, and allow for you to relax and enjoy your day knowing that all your expectations are being fulfilled by a professional who has your best interest at heart. We know that getting married is an excited as well a stressful time in your life and you have a lot of questions. Here we have answered some of the most frequent questions that we are asked. If you can’t find help here, be sure to ask us and we will happily get back to you. 😉

Getting Married in Spain

Getting married abroad in the 3rd most visited country in the world is totally possible, but comes with a lot of options as the tourism, restaurant, hotels, and service industries are so vast and well established. Hiring a personal wedding planner that is an expert in the Costa del Sol and the surrounding area will greatly streamline the process. Here are some questions that we are asked about getting married in Spain…

Can I have a church wedding in Spain and is it legal?

Yes you can, and it really is not as complicated and some would think. We will even take care of registering your marriage at the local Registry after your wedding and personally send you on your Marriage Certificate. (This is the part that makes your wedding legal in your country of residence)

The paperwork required for a church wedding in Spain is:

  • Certified copies of Official Baptismal Certificates, not older than 6 months
  • Photocopies of Birth Certificates
  • Certificate of Marriage Guidance/Preparation Course
  • Letter of Freedom to marry in the Catholic Church

Do I get a church rehearsal?

Yes, most definitely. The rehearsal normally takes place the day before the wedding. For whatever reason if the priest cannot attend the rehearsal, then we will direct the rehearsal.

Will the Spanish language be a problem?

No. We have providers that speak English and we speak Spanish fluently. The Costa del Sol region is accustomed to international tourists.

Do you plan weddings in Marbella?

Yes. We have been working in Marbella for more than 10 years. We are well aquaited with all the wonderful options that it has to offer wedding parties of all sizes and tastes.

Do you plan weddings in Puerto Banus?

Yes. Puerto Banus is by nature a small community surrounding a very exclusive yacht port for some of the most elegant and expensive boats in the world. Weddings here can come with a luxury price tag, but the locations and quality is worth every penny.

Do you plan wedding in Sotogrande?

Yes. We love working in this area as has a greater scale and more natural environment than the Marbella, due to influence of so many residential and business areas in Marbella. Sotogrande offers very exclusive venues and wonderful natural backdrops that can easily reach via the airport in Gibraltar and Malaga city.

Is Marbella, Puerto Banus, Sotogrande too expensive?

Many people have heard of these incredible places or have visited them as a tourist a may have the impression that they are too exclusive or too expensive to plan an overseas wedding. Well this seem the case at first glance, but we have the experience and the contacts to provide you a number of options is obtaining the dream venue or event at your Spanish wedding.

I want to be married in a Spanish Villa?

Yes, entirely possible. We have a strong list of exclusive villas and haciendas that are privately owned that rent out their locations for just such events. Villa wedding provide more opportunity to enjoy the days before and after the wedding for your guest if desired.

Do you do inland weddings?

Yes. We are open to explore the possibilities for you to get married in any on the dozen of wonderful town and villas that are part of the Malaga and Cadiz provinces. There are many quality venues that offer wonderful wedding packages and hotel stays due to their more remote locations.

Do you have wedding planners in Sevilla or Granada?

No, not directly. We have done some weddings in the past in these locations and they were spectacular, but we focus more on the Marbella, Sotogrande, Estepona, Mijas and Malaga area. This allows us to provide higher quality service and work with trusted providers on a more consistent basis.

Can You Accommodate All My Guests At My Spanish Wedding?

Yes. The Costa del Sol offers a wide range of private and public accommodations that can meet any wedding guest list. In fact, historically there have been weddings here that invited several thousand guests as well others that rent luxury villas for a more private event and celebration.

I Want To Get Married On The Beach, Is That Possible?

Yes. We love beach weddings and with dozens and dozens of miles of beautiful Spanish coastline there are a great variety of locations and options. We have special caterers and providers that have all the equipment and services for a wonderful beach wedding. Plus we have exclusive relationships with many prestigious hotels that have direct beach access.

Hiring Wedding Services Spain as your wedding planner

We often get questions about the need or actions of a wedding planner. Here are some answers to help you decide.

Can I afford to have a wedding planner/coordinator?

You can’t afford to NOT have a wedding planner/coordinator!! Based upon our recommendations and expertise, clients experience an overall savings while having the wedding of their dreams within their budget. One of the largest misconceptions is that a wedding planner does not fit into the budget. Hiring a wedding planner can save you money, save you time, and allow for you to relax and enjoy your day knowing that all your expectations are being fulfilled by a professional who has your best interest at heart.

Why choose Wedding Services Spain than any other wedding planner?

Wedding Services Spain have been helping couples get married since 2005. We are highly respected within the bridal industry and are flexible to the needs of our clients. We are a professional full time business and not an operation that simply runs on the side, as a hobby or after a course we took over the weekend. We have plans for most budgets and flexible payment options. Booking your wedding with is peace of mind that yoou can afford.

Why hire a wedding planner?

Planning a wedding can be a confronting and stressful experience. It can be a case of juggling a lot of different priorities, not only in your personal life but meeting requests from family especially can be challenging. A wedding planner is not only a great objective reference point for you to help bring your plans and ideas to life, but because we have done it before – we can hit the ground running with what you need and deliver every efficiency in getting our job done. This essentially saves you time, money, and gives you a great sense of feeling in control in the lead up to the wedding day. Our wedding planners can take on as little or as much planning as your life demands.

What is the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator?

A wedding coordinators job entails duties on the wedding day only where the couple has take on the responsibility of all the planning in the lead up and just hands over a brief of the day to the coordinator. A wedding planner however is someone who has taken some/all of the planning responsibility off the couple in the lead up to the day and who may or may not be responsible for the successful execution of the event on the day itself as well.

How do you choose which suppliers to use?

We don’t have a generic list of suppliers that we hand out. It’s taken a long time to establish many of our vendor relationships and it’s priceless intellectual property that distinguishes our service from the rest. If we need to refer a vendor to any of our clients, we first get a sense of the job brief, and budget and we match the vendors best suited to the needs of the client. We do not take kick backs or commissions.

Do I have to book everything with Weddings Services?

Definitely not. I can only recommend reliable and trustworthy suppliers I have worked with before. If you have another supplier you would like to use, this is not a problem.

Do you charge commissions?

No, we pride ourselves in achieving the cheapest possible prices for our clients. More often than not, at Weddings Services in Spain we get discounted rates from our suppliers which means you would not get cheaper prices anywhere else. Some venues do give us an “Introducer’s Fee”, but this comes from the venue and our clients pockets are not affected.

Planning your Wedding

Here are some specific answer to some of the questions that we get about planning your wedding. Be sure to contact us if there something else you would like to know.

How do I pay for suppliers?

Once you have chosen and met all your suppliers and you have chosen you wedding menu. We will send your first budget. This budget will include deposit amounts payable to secure suppliers and should be paid quite promptly to avoid disappointment.

Your final budget will inevitably change slightly by the time your wedding day arrives, as commonly final changes are made to flowers, decoration etc

A month before the wedding we will send you a final budget and you would then send the outstanding amount to a Spanish bank account. On the day we will have cash envelopes ready for all your suppliers to be paid.

Do I get to see my flowers before the big day?

We will meet with your florist before the wedding and your flower requirements will be discussed in great detail. We always suggest that you take magazine cut outs of flowers/ bouquets that you like as the florist can arrange an exact replica. Ultimately though, you wouldn’t get to see your flowers until your wedding day.

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