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A Mediterranean Wedding in the Balearic Islands

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A Mediterranean Wedding in the Balearic Islands

You said 'yes' to the man of your dreams and to the perfect wedding dress.

What can make your magical wedding day even better? 

A breathtaking venue

There could be some downsides with destination weddings such as dealing with the legalities and requirements abroad. But in the end, it's all going to be worth it.

If you want to have a Mediterranean wedding and exchange your I dos in the Balearic Islands – Menorca, Ibiza, or Mallorca – here are some of the most important factors you need to consider.



A Mediterranean Wedding in the Balearic Islands 



1. Accommodation for you and your wedding guests

A destination wedding should be fun for everyone. So your comfort and that of your guests should be a top priority. 

The ride from the airport to where you're staying and back should be smooth and convenient.

Avoid delays by renting cars in advance. StressFreeCarRental.com helps people compare rental options from some of the most well-known companies so that you can choose a rental with a safe and hassle-free service from pick up to drop off.

For your accommodation, explore options online for luxury villas in Balearics

There are villas with enough bedrooms for everyone. You can also get separate villas for privacy. After all, it's your wedding day!

Accommodation for your Mediterranean Wedding in the Balearic Islands


2. Choosing the best time of the year to get married

While there are no restrictions on when you can get married in Spain, you should choose the month carefully. 

April to October are the popular wedding months with most weddings taking place in June and September. 

Book your Mediterranean wedding at least one year in advance. 

If you're getting married outdoors during the summer in the Balearic Islands, it's best to have the ceremony late in the afternoon so that the sun is not at its peak. 

The best time of year for a Mediterranean Wedding


3. Wedding ceremonies and the rules for non-residents

Unless they are Catholic, non-residents of Spain will need to be legally married in a registry office in their home country either before or after the ceremony in the Balearic Islands. 

If you're getting married legally at home before the ceremony, you can bring your religious leader to bless the marriage.

Non-resident Roman Catholic couples are allowed to get married in a Catholic church.

Coordinate with your local church as they should help you with the necessary documents that will be sent to the Spanish diocese.

Legal civil ceremonies should be indoors while non-legal blessings can be held anywhere.

Civil partnerships are legal but only for people who have lived in Spain for at least two years. 

Since 2005, same-sex couples can now be legally married in Spain.

Wedding rules for non-residents in the Balearic Islands Balearic Islands


4. Choosing a venue and caterer for your Mediterranean wedding

Whether you choose Mallorca, Ibiza, or Menorca, there are hundreds of options when it comes to choosing a wedding venue

Luxury hotels, fairy tale castles, breathtaking Spanish mansions, rustic farms, and the natural beauty of a beach or clifftop - whatever your dream destination wedding is, they're all here in the Balearic Islands.

Consider hiring a catering service if the venue you chose seems to not have the menu of your liking.

Choosing a venue and caterer for your Mediterranean wedding


5. Choosing a wedding photographer

Hiring a photographer abroad is the same as hiring one at home.

You need to look at their previous work to ensure their style is to your taste, but you also need to consider how to communicate. 

The last thing you want to deal with on your wedding day is a communication gap between your photographer and your wedding party.

Find one who's bilingual or at least with an interpreter. 

You can bring your fave local photographer to your destination wedding. They will have to charge you an additional rate for weddings abroad.

Choosing a photographer for Mediterranean wedding


6. Choosing a Mediterranean wedding dress

Would you like to go full on the Spanish theme and wear a traditional Spanish wedding dress?  

There are some beautiful bridal boutiques on the Balearic Islands such as Rosa Clará on Avinguda Jaume III or Nuestras Novias on Carrer Paraires in Palma, Mallorca.

There are also department stores that stock gowns made by Spanish designers. 

Choosing a wedding dress in the Balearic Islands


7. Hiring a wedding planner

Avoid transforming into a Bridezilla by hiring a competent wedding planner.

You don't have to worry about communicating with a foreign-speaking wedding supplier or dealing with the hassles (there will be many!) of planning and organizing your dream wedding.

A wedding planner is every bride's best friend. Hire one and spare yourself from stress.

Choosing a wedding planner for your Mediterranean wedding

Are you all set and ready to spend the rest of your life with the love of your life?

What could be a more perfect start to that than an out-of-this-world Mediterranean wedding in the Balearic Islands? 

Hope these tips help you. Congrats and best wishes!

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