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Frequently Asked Questions

There's always lots to think about when planning a ceremony and I'm sure that you've got lots of questions about your forthcoming ceremony. This section has the common queries that my clients have.

If you can't find what you're looking for here, dont' worry! just send me a message and let me help.

please get in touch hello@celebrantcostablanca.com 

  • When is the best time for a wedding in Spain?
  • We don't want any fuss, we're really low-key?
  • What is your ceremony Style?
  • How long does a ceremony last?
  • I'm not in Spain. How can I manage my wedding from afar?
  • Are you Spanish?
  • Are you a wedding planner?
  • Can you recommend other wedding suppliers?
  • Are you a qualified to hold weddings?
  • How many people can we invite?
  • We're worried it will be too hot
  • What if we have to cancel?
  • What languages do you speak?
  • Can children attend the ceremony?
  • We want to include friends and family in our ceremony
  • We want to include family that have special needs

Where do you work?

I deliver wedding ceremonies mostly across the Costa Blanca, Valencia and the region of Murcia in Spain. I love to travel and am also available to travel for wedding ceremonies further across Spain, the Canary and Balearic Islands, France and Portugal.

 

I'm based near to the city of Alicante and work in the South-east corner of Spain from Valencia down to Murcia including some of the popular locations Alicante, Moraira, Calpe, Javea, Villajoyosa, Denia, Elche, Torrevieja, La Manga, Guadarmar del Segura  and VillaMartin.  

Popular locations for my ceremonies are in the spanish countryside, the mountains, hotels, beaches or city as an independent celebrant I work in a variety of venues and locations.

 

For international weddings or to discuss a venue or location please contact me for more details - hello@celebrantcostablanca.com

If you're looking for a particular type of venue in the Costa Blanca for your wedding, I might be able to help

What kind of ceremonies do you offer?

To read more about my specific ceremonies please click on the links above

I also offer family celebrancy including naming ceremonies, funerals and memorial ceremonies.

How does the process with you work?

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!

How much do you charge for your ceremonies in Spain?

My ceremonies startt at €375 for a simple ceremony up to €625 for a bespoke ceremony.

For wedding pricing click here

For vow renewal pricing click here

For elopement pricing click here

How far in advance do we need to book a wedding celebrant?

I find that most of my bookings are made between 9 and 12 months in advance of the ceremony date. Sometimes it's shorter and on occasion longer, a lot depends on when and how you start planning.

My diary can change at any moment and often fills up for the popular wedding months well in advance, so to avoid disappointment it's advisable to confirm your dates with a reservation fee as soon as you can.

I know that for sometimes particuarly with vow renewals and elopements its can be a more last minute decision.and I am, diary permitting available for ceremonies at shorter notice. Obvoulsy some time is required to create and write the ceremony itself but its remarkable what we can create with even a short amount of time. My availability for shorter-notice bookings can depend on my booked commitments and when and where the ceremony will be. If you're planning a ceremony in the very near future the best thing to do is to get in touch and i can give you a quick answer regarding my availability to conduct the ceremony for you.

Is a celebrant wedding ceremony in Spain 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!

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.

Can we legally marry in Spain?

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Where can we hold our wedding in the Costa Blanca?

Anywhere! I work couples to create ceremonies in private villas, hotels, restaurants, rooftops, golf resorts, mountains, beachside and more.

 

If you're searching for ideas or the inside track on the best locations in the Costa Blanca get in touch and i'm sure that I can recommend a stunning hidden gem location.

Can I hold a ceremony in a Villa?

  • Yes but careful of air b n b 

  • private villa 

Can we have our ceremony on the beach?

  • Weddings / Wedding Blessings

  • Vow renewals

  • Elopements

  • Micro-weddings

When is the best time for a wedding in Spain?

Weather 

April - June

Ju;y and August

Spetmber and October

winter months also very pleasant

any day of the week

Timings afternoon to evening with weddings 

We don't want any fuss, we're really low-key?

  • Weddings / Wedding Blessings

  • Vow renewals

  • Elopements

  • Micro-weddings

What is your ceremony Style?

  • Weddings / Wedding Blessings

  • Vow renewals

  • Elopements

  • Micro-weddings

How long does a ceremony last?

This depends on the ceremony that you choose and your ideas for your ceremony

Weddings simple ceremonies are 15-20 minutes with bespoke 30-40 

Elopements nomrally around 20 

Renewal of Vows 15 and 30 minutes 

I'm not in Spain. How can I manage my wedding from afar?

  • Weddings / Wedding Blessings

  • Vow renewals

  • Elopements

  • Micro-weddings

Are you Spanish?

I'm British and Irish 

studied at unoversaity in northern spain 

worked in 

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