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OK, so you are dreaming of your destination wedding in Málaga, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, under the Andalusian sun, surrounded by family and best friends. That’s perfect, really!
Southern Spain is indeed a smart choice for your destination wedding. It’s a safe and accessible place and you can get married literally any month of the year.
In addition, Málaga Province has all the resources you need for a fairytale destination wedding: an international airport that connects with the rest of the world, amazing venues and all kinds of hotels for your guests.
As with any event of this type, destination weddings in Málaga come with some challenges. We know from experience that, once the destination is chosen, every couple wonders where to start the planning.
So here are some tips for preparing your Big Day in Málaga Province and what things you should expect on the way.
Hire a Wedding Planner
The first thing to do is to find a planner specialized in destination weddings. An expert who will guide throughout the planning process.
Hiring a specialist for your destination wedding in Málaga means you’ll save many hours of phone calls, you’ll make informed decisions and you’ll have someone working only on your behalf.
A good wedding planner will bring you not only that feeling of peace of mind, as we say at So Real Wedding Planner in Málaga, but will also take care of your budget.
See here how I can help you with your destination wedding in Málaga!
Tell your guests in advance
Send your save-the-dates to your family and friends at least 8-9 months in advance, if possible.
This way your loved ones will have enough time to plan their trip to Andalucía, to search for the best transport options and to find out some things about charming Málaga and its surroundings.
Keep the guest list short and be ready for a few no’s
Have in mind that not everyone will be pleased to travel for your destination wedding in Málaga. In fact, when it comes to destination weddings, the unwritten rule is that 50 percent of people invited say yes.
Our advice is to invite only the people you care for and whom you want to be close to you on your Big Day. Don’t put pressure on your guests and also be tender with those who can’t take part at your wedding.
Pay attention to your guests and make them feel amazing
For example, you can make life much easier for your wedding guests by offering them some options regarding the accommodation in Málaga. Can hire a van or a bus to pick up the guests from the airport and transport them to their hotels.
You could also throw a welcome party, arrange a city tour for them or simply give some notes about local traditions and culture. Or you could integrate all these in a wedding website, that could serve as a guide for your guests.
Choose local and reliable vendors
Málaga Province, as the whole of Spain, is a place with some excellent wedding vendors. So you don’t need to bring florists, caterers or musicians to Andalucía, especially since this comes with travel and lodging costs.
We have it all here!
Our team at So Real Wedding Planner in Málaga is happy to scout the best venues, create a curated list of vendors and discuss any budget concerns.