How to 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.

13 reasons to get married in Spain

Wedding in Spain. 13 reasons to get married in Spain :

Take a look at this list and be convinced that Spain is the perfect place for your wedding.

 

 The land of love

Charm is everywhere in Spain. Be sur your celebration here will be memorable.

The food

Simplest ingredients turn into meal for kings in Spain. The variety of tastes will allow you to meet all your guest’s expectations.

The wine

Most famous wines are produced in Spain thanks to its 300 grape varieties.

The Weather

Warm days are guaranteed from April to September in Spain. You won’t have to worry about unexpected rain coming on your wedding day.

The history

Heritage is important for Spanish. Historic venues have been preserved through the aged. You easily will find a fairy-tale castle or a beautiful villa once owned by nobility to hold you wedding.

The beaches

The 5000 miles of coastline offers beautiful beaches in which you could organized your celebration.

The city of Art

Barcelona will impress you with its outside galleries, its buildings of old time, and its famous square of a medieval architectural.

The Practicalities

Spain is a short hop away, direct flights to most cities are frequents and several low-cost options exists.

The family-friendly Welcome

Spaniards are known as hospitable, the service granted to you and your guest will be of high quality in any place. You will just feel like home.

The cost

Fabulous landscape, food, wine, sun and all for less than it cost in France or Italy. The value for money is surpassing the rest of European countries.
 

The style

A lot of designers and style icons are from Spain. All their inspiration come from this very particular atmosphere of Spain.

The fireworks

Fireworks are a tradition in Spanish’s’ celebrations. You won’t have problem to organise your personal pyrotechnic display to light up the sky on your wedding day.

The perfect Honeymoon destination

Beaches, sun, landscape make Spain perfect for honeymoon.