General info about getting married in Spain

Getting married in Spain

Getting married in Spain is absolutely unique, which makes Spain one of the top destinations for a wedding abroad.

Its diversity allows us to really create your dream wedding.
Whether that means a rustic wedding in Spain, VIP weddings in Spain, or luxury weddings in Spain, and of course, not to forget, beach weddings in Spain.

The diversity, culture, architecture and gastronomy of the country are more than worth discovering.

It's why wedding couples and guests often prolong their stay for the wedding with a couple of days sightseeing.

In the next topic, we'll explain the advantages of Spain as your wedding destination.  

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Advantages of weddings in Spain

Spain is a vast country, so it's not possible to explain the advantages of 'weddings in Spain' on one page.

On the 'where to get married in Spain' page, you'll find a topic per region.

The most popular regions for weddings in Spain are the coastal regions, and by far the most popular of all is the Costa Blanca.

So, on this page, let's look at the advantages of destination weddings in Spain, regardless of the chosen region.  


  • ... is centrally located in Europe and can be reached from most other European countries within a 2-hour flight time.
  • ... has an extensive network of national and international airports all over the country and is therefore easily accessible from all continents.
  • ... has a superb transport infrastructure, with national and regional flights, a high-speed and a regulars trains, buses, and cheap rent-a-car companies.
  • ... is a very diverse country, with coastal regions, mountainous areas, different climate zones, and a stunning, always different landscape.
  • ... has a rich culture, history, architecture and gastronomy, so there is so much to see! 

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Spanish customs and traditions

Spain has a very diverse history, which results in a great variety of traditions and culture.
Every town, even the smallest ones, have their 'fiestas patronales', the local cultural celebrations, usually based on the Christian religion.  
Parades, events, fiestas, holidays, they're never far away!
So it's up to you to discover the Spanish customs and traditions while in Spain.

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Spanish style wedding

So what is a 'Spanish style wedding'?

Well, even the wedding traditions are not the same across Spain, but here are a few.

Spanish weddings;

  • ... are almost exclusively celebrated on a Saturday. Over the last years, a small minority chooses a Friday.
  • ... are predominantly held in the Roman Catholic church, which is the principal religion in the country, and the population is more religious than in most other European countries.
  • ... are very 'dressed up'. It's unthinkable to go to a wedding in jeans or any other casual attire.
  • ... are often preceded by a procession with musicians playing the Spanish flute.
  • ... often have 'tracas', a type of very loud 'firework' on the ground.
  • ... have the cutting of the cake with a sword. 

Contrary to the perception in many other countries, paella is not a part of the wedding dinner.

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Best wedding in Spain

There are no 'best weddings in Spain' since every wedding is different.
The choices and preferences of couples are so different that a bespoke wedding is one that corresponds with their dreams.

And that what we at Costa blanca Events do best!

Making your wedding dream, a dream wedding!

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Winter weddings in Spain

Spain is one of the few countries in Europe that's also perfect for a winter wedding.

Due to the mild, Mediterranean climate of the Costa Blanca, the temperatures can be excellent for winter weddings in Spain.

After sunset, it quickly becomes dark and often even chilly.

If you want to have dinner outdoors, we can rent some terrace heaters for you.

But the most chosen option is to have the ceremony and reception under the Spanish winter sun.

And afterwards, dinner and dance indoors.

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