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WEDDING PLANNING TIPS



Covid-19 and weddings in Spain

We never dreamt of that we would write about the Coronavirus and weddings in Spain, but this is a topic that many people think about these days.



What to do with the wedding when affected by the Coronavirus? In Spain, several people have gotten the virus and been hospitalized. Many people infected explain that the symptons can be light and some doesn´t even notice that they are infected with the virus. On the other hand, it is not nice to be at a wedding if you feel scared of being infected with a virus and hospitalized. Or if you have serious illnesses or undergo cancer treatments. What should you know about the Coronavirus if you are going to get married abroad?



First, we all recommend having private insurance. Although the Spanish hospitals are good and certainly of the same standard as Norwegian hospitals (this comes from a Norwegian who has been hospitalized several times in Spain), one can still feel scared because one cannot speak the language. Therefore, it is best to have private insurance so that you can either get English speaking doctors, or possibly that the insurance company covers travel to back home if you wish.



Today at this moment we are looking at three alternatives to how to proceed with the current situation:






1. Wait, don't make any decisions before 2 weeks prior to your wedding


2. Postpone to next year


3. Cancel and contact your insurance company for refund


Let us know if you think this video is useful. We are many in the same difficult situation these day.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW CAN WE FIND OUR PERFECT VENUE

WHEN WE DON’T LIVE IN SPAIN?


If you don’t have the opportunity to

travel to Spain before your wedding day,

we will travel to your desired venues and

make “walk-through” videos for you. These

videos are much more reliable than

photos or other edited videos, as you will

see from where you will enter the building

and the whole area without any cuts.


WE HAVE DECIDED OUR VENUE ALREADY, DO WE NEED A WEDDING PLANNER?


For your wedding you will always need to book additional suppliers and services, these can be everything from photographers, live music, stylist, wedding cake, transport, hotels and more. We at Emma Luxury Weddings will coordinate everything in order to create a breath-taking wedding for you stress-free.



CAN WE ACTUALLY GET MARRIED IN SPAIN?

 

There are a few options to get married in Spain. One of them is a religious ceremony in a church, or a civil ceremony if you are not religious. Both of these require advance planning to organise the paperwork.

However, many of our couples choose to get married on their home country and later have a romantic blessing at their wedding in Spain. This blessing will be as romantic and memorable as an actual ceremony, but it does not include legalizing of your

marriage.

WHY DO WE CHOOSE YOU INSTEAD OF OTHER WEDDING PLANNERS?


Emma Luxury Weddings only plans a limited number of weddings a year. Why? This allows us to dedicate more time to your special day and we will keep you updated throughout the planning process with unlimited meetings and email as required.


Additionally, we have the benefit of being native Norwegian, speaking both fluent English and Spanish. As we are living just nearby our venues we have the necessary qualifications to both visit and communicate with the native Spanish.

HOW IS THE WEATHER IN SPAIN?


South of Spain is known for it`s sunny

days. There are very few rainy days and

these are mostly common from October

to March. July and August can reach 40

degrees Celsius but there are possible

venues that offer either to start the

wedding after sunset or to celebrate the

wedding inside under air conditioning.

Our most popular months are May, June and

September.

CAN I SEE WHAT YOU OFFER AS A WEDDING PLANNER IN DETAIL BEFORE WE DECIDE?


Of course! We understand that this is a very important decision for you to take. We will send you a personalised offer with at least three venues that meet your wishes. After this we may also meet up to show you the venues and to chat about how you imagine your wedding.



ORGANIZE A WEDDING WITHOUT HIRING A WEDDING PLANNER

Photo of Emma working at a Wedding in Torre del Mar  by Handycraft

There are many couples that plans their wedding without hiring a Wedding Planner. When I got married myself we did not use a planner and our wedding was just like we wished for! If you have the time and the contacts to plan your own wedding, you will probably learn a lot of event planning during this time and with this knowledge you can also help others!


We would like to share with you 10 reasons why you should hire a Wedding Planner:

  1. If you don’t live in the country of your wedding, the cost of travelling several times to the country will be higher than the cost of a planner
  2. If you have a certain taste or have a specific budget to keep, a Wedding Planner has all the contacts to fit your needs
  3. Where do you start with planning your wedding? A planner has organized a wedding before and knows the process throughout the planning
  4. A wedding in Spain means limited English speaking suppliers. A wedding Planner living at the site knows how to communicate with you and the suppliers in their native language to avoid any misunderstandings
  5. If it rains or other unforeseen situations, the planner has always a plan b, c or d for your big day
  6. You don’t need to stress and make sure everybody does as planned on your wedding day, you can just lean back and have a glass of cava
  7. The time you save on hiring a planner you can use on cultivating your relationship with your spouse to be, as this is a very emotional and exciting time for you both
  8. If you are not certain of the color choice, the decorations or lightning, the wedding planner will create a mood board and assist you on your taste
  9. When your family has inputs and thoughts regarding your wedding, you can refer them to talk to your Wedding Planner in order for your planner to organize together with them directly
  10. A Wedding Planner will make sure you are up to date with your payments and not exceeding your budget, if any suppliers says they must increase the prices a planner will negotiate a better deal for you


WEDDING BUDGET TEMPLATE FOR FREE

Personally we love Excel to create our budgets. We use excel for everything and anything. Creating budgets or even creating timelines or guests lists. We love it because you can quickly get back to the information you are looking for. 


However, we understand that not everybody loves excel. This is the reason why we created a fillable PDF budget for free for your wedding. A wedding is very romantic and the process of planning a wedding should be joyful, and by controlling the costs of the wedding you are certain to avoid any issues in the long run. You dont want a panic attack after the wedding is over, you want to have full control of the costs at any time and knowing how this develops. 


We can send you this PDF fillable budget for free. Let us know if you want any adjustments to the PDF. It can be used on mobile devices.

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