Summer Wedding in Spain

Why have a summer wedding in Spain

Summer weddings in Spain are popular among couples who want to tie the knot in a celebrant ceremony in a warm and sunny destination. With its stunning coastline, charming villages, and historic cities, Spain offers a range of options for couples looking for the perfect wedding location. From spontaneous weddings to elopements. One popular location for summer weddings in Spain is the Costa del Sol, which boasts beautiful beaches and sunny weather. Other popular destinations include Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Valencia, which all offer unique cultural and architectural attractions for your symbolic wedding ceremony in Spain.

For couples who want a more intimate and rustic setting, the Spanish countryside offers some beautiful locations for outdoor weddings. Vineyards, olive groves, and country estates provide a romantic backdrop for a summer wedding, with many offering accommodation for the wedding party and guests. However, if the thought of a summer wedding in Spain feels unrealistic, don’t worry this post offers tips for enduring the hottest seasons in Spain.

keeping guests cool during a summer wedding in Spain

Keeping your guests cool is key to surviving a summer wedding in Spain. Offer parasols, fans or straw hats for guests so they feel welcome and cared about. Looking after your guests with these essential gestures, helps them remain focused on your wedding. However it´s important to remember yourselves too, After all you´re the stars of the show. A decorative pagoda or wide arch designed with flowers, vines etc., will keep you protected from the suns rays and your celebrant too.

Staying hydrated is essential for a summer wedding in Spain

Welcome guests with a refreshing glass of water with lemon, lime and cucumber or other fruits to keep them hydrated before and after the ceremony.  Having your ceremony early evening when it´s cooler is a great option too. Romantic and setting the scene and mood of your after party celebrations into the night with candles and mood lighting.

Encompass shaded zones

It’s important to keep in mind that summers in Spain can be very hot, so couples should take precautions to ensure that their guests stay cool and comfortable. The majority of venues have multiple options when deciding where you want to celebrate your wedding. Choose indoor and outdoor spaces to encourage variety and interest for your guests. How about saying your “I do´s” in the sun and then continuing the fun under cover?  An area with parasols or awnings or a marquee secure your connection with the outdoors whilst keeping everyone comfortable.

Dress for a summer wedding in Spain

Dress appropriately for a summer wedding in Spain. Spain can get quite hot in the summer, so choose lightweight, breathable fabrics for your wedding attire. Consider a beach or garden wedding venue to take advantage of the cooler sea breeze.

You can still enjoy traditional Spanish Cuisine & Customs

When it comes to food and drink, Spanish cuisine offers a variety of delicious options. Guests can enjoy traditional dishes like paella, gazpacho, and jamón ibérico, as well as a wide selection of wines and sangria.

Summer is also a great time to incorporate traditional Spanish customs into the wedding ceremony and reception. Some popular traditions include the exchange of arras (coins).

To sum up

Overall, a summer wedding in Spain can be a beautiful and unforgettable experience, filled with rich culture, delicious food, and gorgeous scenery. Having a successful summer wedding in Spain is achievable with a few considerations and planning that makes everyone feel chilled and upbeat from the moment they arrive until after the show. No matter what type of wedding you choose, Spain offers a range of options to suit every taste and budget. From beachfront villas to historic cathedrals, Spain is the perfect destination for a summer wedding that you and your guests will never forget.

Are you planning a celebrant wedding in Spain in 2024 or 2025, I´d love to hear your story?

Send me a message today, so we can start planning your special day.

Hope to see you soon.

M xxx

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