Why Is It Great to Have Wedding in Spain?

Updated On October 6, 2023
A couple at the wedding

Planning a wedding and looking for a great destination?

You should consider spending one of the most important days of your life in Spain.

This Mediterranean country has a bunch of stunning landscapes, gorgeous beaches, beautiful mountains, warm climate, amazing wedding traditions, and unique culture.

In this article, we’ve collected 8 reasons why Spain is the perfect destination for your wedding.

Wedding on a beach
Wedding on a beach


If you are one of those individuals who enjoy giving presents, a Spanish wedding is the best option for you.

In Spain, there is a tradition according to which guests approach the couple personally to give their presents and thank for the invitation.

It gives the day some extra special vibe and makes you feel closer to your guests.

At the end of the party, the bride and groom personally hand party favors to every guest to thank them for coming.

Traditional Symbols and Gifts

There is one other tradition when during the ceremony, the couple exchanges some special gifts.

Usually, the bride gives a cigar to her groom and he gives her a pin.

Nowadays, most couples give preference to some more personal gifts instead of traditional ones.

One other traditional gift Catholic couples give each other is 13 coins also known as arras.

These coins are a personification of Jesus and his apostles.

This gift symbolizes the commitment of the husband to his wife and aims to bring luck to the couple in the future.

Wedding decorations
Wedding decorations

Flower Arrangements

When it comes to weddings in Spain, flower arrangements are an important part of the ceremony.

Brides pay much attention to their wedding bouquet but traditionally it consists of orange blossom.

These white and yellow flowers are very beautiful, elegant, and delicate.

Local people believe that the white petals of these flowers symbolize the bride and the flower itself is a symbol of happiness and successful marriage.

Wedding flowers
Wedding flowers

The Ceremony

When it comes to weddings, Spanish people like to make it really big.

The ceremony is usually held in the early afternoon at a church and lasts for at least an hour.

Also, there are no groomsmen and bridesmaids in Spanish weddings.

It is a great option for those people who have too many friends and cannot make a choice.

Usually, it is only parents who stand beside the couple.

As soon as the bride and groom exchange rings they are wrapped in a rosary that aims to protect the couple and their marriage.

After the ceremony ends, the couple is showered with lots of rose petals and some rice.


The Celebration

When the official part is finished, it’s time for a celebration that may last till the early hours of the following morning.

Usually, there are about 200-300 guests that come to the celebration to give their felicitations to the couple.

The main table during the celebration is occupied by the couple, their parents and children if they have any.

The Food

Spanish wedding is a great option for anyone who likes Spanish food.

It is for sure a real feast of flavors so you and your guests will enjoy the food for 100%.

Usually, the dinner is held pretty late at night and includes various dishes such as seafood, jamon serrano, cheeses, and tapas, paella and gazpacho as well as a variety of olive-filled dishes and cocktails.

The Drinks

The drinks at the celebration are also absolutely amazing.

Among the common options, there are sangria, Tinto de verano, wine, fruit juice, and soda.

Just keep in mind that local wine is absolutely amazing so it is always a good idea to have a glass of good Spanish wine.

Wedding celebration
Wedding celebration


Traditionally, Spanish people don’t dance the waltz at their weddings.

Instead, they dance the Seguidillas Manchegas that originates from La Mancha in Spain.

The music is usually played by a live band.

This dance has a long-lasting history and reflects a unique Spanish culture completely.

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1 Comment on Why Is It Great to Have Wedding in Spain?

  1. Having a wedding in Spain is great because of the beautiful landscapes, rich culture, and delicious cuisine.

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