How to get married in Spain if you are British

Get married in Spain if you are British

Many couples dream of getting married abroad, but they are put off due to fears of complication and not understanding the necessary processes – however fear no more! In this post we have selected important information regarding getting married in Spain if you are British to help you feel more prepared for the experience and at Weddings and Events by Natalia Ortiz, we can help you for the whole process.

Legal requirements:

There are a couple of legal requirements for couples to marry in Spain, the first being that both bride and groom must be aged 18 or over, and the couple must not be related. Additionally, it is usually a requirement that either the bride OR the groom (don’t worry, only one of you!) has to have lived in Spain for 2 years.

Wedding weekend in Madrid
Photography: Alla Yachkulo Buenas Photos / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Documents:

Are any legal documents required? Yes, here is a list:

  • Birth certificate, officially translated into Spanish by a translator who has been approved, and with an apostille stamp.
  • If it is not your first marriage, you need to provide either a divorce certificate or a certificate of death of your previous partner.
  • Passports of bride and groom
  • Certificate of No Impediment to marriage

Please note that these documents are likely to require translation.

If you are still nervous about the idea of getting married in Spain, let us remind you of the many advantages of doing so.

The climate

Spain has the advantage of a mild climate all year round, and so you can have more confidence that you will celebrate your wedding in nice weather, which often cannot be guaranteed in Britain!!

Wedding in Barcelona
Photography: Buenas Photos / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
A variety of venue types

Spain boasts many possibilities of where you can get married. The beaches in Spain are beautiful if you are looking for a beach wedding, but there are also many more options such as getting married in one of the many wonderful, historic churches or in a luxury hotel.

Wedding in Salou
Photography: Buenas Photos / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
The food

In Spain there is a variety of different food types and tastes, from fish to tapas, it has it all! Therefore you can guarantee your guests will be satisfied with the food choices on offer.

Wedding in Tenerife
Fotografía: Kseniya Bunets / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Honeymoon

Spain also provides a good option for a honeymoon, so if you get married in Spain you can also spend your honeymoon close by. This is a real advantage as you don’t have to worry about travelling far for your honeymoon as soon as you get married.

If you wish to know more information about how to get married in Spain if you’re British, or wish to speak to us about the advantages of doing so, you can write to us at: info@svadbavispanii.ru.

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