As you embark on the journey of choosing the perfect wedding date in Spain, let's explore some key factors to consider to ensure your celebration is nothing short of perfect!
Embrace the Climate:
Spain boasts a variety of microclimates, each offering distinct weather patterns.
The Mediterranean coast enjoys mild winters and warm summers, making it a popular choice for outdoor weddings out of season!!!
With an average 320 days of sunshine on Spain’s south coast, the months of April, May and October offer pleasant temperatures, allowing you to enjoy the “aire libre” without worrying about extreme heat or cold.
Don’t Clash with Cultural Festivals and Holidays:
While the many local and national Spanish fiestas can infuse your event with local flavour, be mindful of potential challenges such as availability of venues, transport and accommodation. Check the local calendar to avoid conflicting dates that might impact your wedding preparations and guest attendance.
The Best Time of Day for Your Ceremony:
The 'Golden Hour' – that magical time just before sunset – casts a warm, romantic glow over Spain's landscapes.
Consider scheduling your ceremony during this period to capture breathtaking photos and create an atmosphere of unparalleled romance..... and it is a whole lot cooler!!!!
Consider Venue and Supplier Availability:
Spain is adorned with a myriad of enchanting venues, from historic castles to rustic vineyards. Before setting your heart on a specific date, confirm the availability of your desired wedding venue, wedding planner, preferred photographer and favourite celebrant. Have a few potential dates in mind - flexibility can be your ally in securing your dream wedding team and location.
Consider the convenience of your guests when choosing your wedding date. If you're planning a destination wedding, factor in travel and accommodation arrangements. Most guests will extend their stay a day or so either side of your destination wedding date ensuring that you get to spend quality time with your family and friends rather than rushing round to see everyone just on the day of the ceremony.
Top tip is to get to know at least one local supplier such as a recommended wedding planner and listen to their recommendations regarding the best date and time of day to fit the vibe you want for your wedding in Spain – you cannot beat local knowledge!
Where ever and whenever you choose – enjoy the best Spain has to offer for your destination wedding in the sunshine.
Featured photo by kind permission of TheLoveHunters.com
Author bio: Debbie Skyrme is "Celebrant Spain". Award winning bilingual destination wedding celebrant officiating elopements, vow renewals and wedding ceremonies in the Spanish sunshine.