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Frequently asked questions

I'm sure that you've got lots of questions about your forthcoming ceremony. Dont' worry! This section has the common queries that my clients have. If you can't find what you're looking for here then please get in touch hello@celebrantcostablanca.com 

What is a celebrant wedding ceremony?

A celebrant wedding, sometimes called a blessing is a personalised wedding ceremony that allows you the complete flexibility to have a meaningful wedding:

-When you want 

-In a location of your choice 

-To use your words in your vows/promises 

-Include involve and have present only those that you choose

-Bring interest and meaning with rituals or fun touches

-Acknowledge the spirit of loved ones lost

-Include children, family or friends

- With a celebrant that you know - Me!

A celebrant wedding ceremony gives you freedom to do things your way on your special day, formal, informal, fun or classic the choice is yours.

As an independent celebrant I can work closely with you to develop bespoke vows and a wedding script that is as you imagined.

  • If you wish to include religious references, we can do that.

  • If you'd like your sister to read a poem, we can do that.

  • If you'd like everyone to sing a particular song, we can do that.

  • If you'd like to include a hand tieing or sand ritual, we can do that.

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Is a celebrant wedding ceremony legal?

A celebrant wedding ceremony is not legally recognised within the marriage laws of the United Kingdom or Spain.

I recommend that you arrange a basic statutory ceremony at a convenient register office in the UK or in a country where you are a citizen.

It helps if you think about the Marriage as the "legal bit" and the Wedding as the "celebration" which is where I come in!

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Can we have a legal civil ceremony in Spain?

To be legally married in Spain, at least one of the partners needs to be a Spanish national or have Spanish citizenship (this is different to being Spanish residents). It is possible to marry in a Spanish church if you are of the Catholic faith.

Arranging a legal marriage in Spain for non-residents can be a complex process, which is why a celebrant wedding provides many couples with the flexibility to have a different style of ceremony celebration in their preferred location in Spain

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What are the rules for a celebrant wedding ?

The nature of a celebrant ceremony means it's completely flexible allowing you to create something unique for you. I enjoy getting to know couples and translating their ideas into a meanigful ceremony outline and vows that truly resonate with them.

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How does the process work?

If you'd like to know more then please get in touch. Normally we'll hold our first meeting via zoom during which I'll ask you some questions so that I can get to know you and your story (when you met, your preferences for ceremony style, details about the venue etc etc).

If you agree that you'd like to go ahead at this stage I will ask for a deposit to secure your dates. Following this I usually ask both of you to fill out a questionnaire. From this I create an outline of the ceremony, the script and the vows. We can revise these together over time until we have them just right. 

If you have a wedding planner I will liase with them too. I'll be in touch 10 days before the ceremony to check in on the details and request that the blanace is paid. 

On the day I usually arrive at least an hour in advance and make sure everything is set up correctly.

After the ceremony you'll receive your certificate and I'll be delighted to congratulate you both!

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Where do you work?

I deliver wedding ceremonies across the Costa Blanca from Valencia down to Murcia including some of the popular locations Alicante, Moraira, Calpe, Javea Elche and VillaMartin.  

Countryside, mountain, hotel, beach or city as an independent celebrant I work in a variety of venues and locations.

I am also available for wedding ceremonies across Spain and further afield please contact me for more details - hello@celebrantcostablanca.com

I also deliver ceremonies in the beautiful county of Cornwall in the UK.

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What ceremonies do you offer?

  • Weddings / Wedding Blessings

  • Vow renewals

  • Elopements

  • Micro-weddings

Your wedding celebrant in the Costa Blanca, Spain

Let’s make your wedding in Spain fun, warm and relaxed. Creating uniquely individual wedding ceremonies across the Costa Blanca from Valencia to Alicante.

Let's start planning!

hello@celebrantcostablanca.com

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