WEDDINGS

Are you planning a Wedding in Spain & looking for a Humanist, non religious Officiator?   

Susan is the most experienced Celebrant and Wedding Planner in the Alicante and Valencia areas.She is also a Registered Humanist Celebrant in Brussels, and can incorporate many different languages into a Ceremony so all your guests feel welcome. 
 
Non Religious Services offered   


HUMANIST WEDDING CEREMONIES

COMMITMENT CEREMONIES

 RENEWAL OF VOWS  



WEDDING CEREMONIES
Legal Civil weddings, including same sex marriages, are available in Spain, but recent changes in the qualifying criteria have made legal marriages in most areas impossible or very difficult and expensive if you are not a Spanish resident. 

It is less expensive and much easier to have the legal marriage papers completed  in your own country and come to Spain for your  'Symbolic Wedding.'

 
This can be exactly the same as a real wedding- and your guests wont know the difference if you don't tell them. You can choose your own vows and readings, and exchange rings.  Just as you sign a register in a legal wedding you sign a certificate with your witnesses for whichever ceremony you choose.   

The ceremony may be small with just the couple and two witnesses, or may be a large event for hundreds. It can be exactly as you want  - such as romantic & emotional. You can either write your own vows, or choose from the list sent to you. Friends & family can contribute with readings & poems. You can be assisted with your musical choices too.


CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY

This is a lovely way of signifying the joining of two families as one and is often incorporated into a Wedding Ceremony.  It is especially poignant where there are children from previous relationships, as it symbolises them now being one family, and they enjoy being involved in this special day. 
Candle lighting may also be used to signify a couple joining as one unit, or to remember those who could not be there on the day.

THE AREA 
 
The Costa Blanca is one of the most stunning Coasts in Spain, with white sand beaches, small coves and dramatic mountains.The sun shines for over 300 days  a year so weddings can be held in most months too.  There are many fantastic Hotels,Venues & Restaurants which provide superb settings for your Special Day together with a wide range of foods and services
Discounts are available for the Winter. Ceremonies may be held any day of the week. Advice re locations is available.


RENEWAL OF VOWS
 
A perfect way to celebrate an Anniversary or to reaffirm your love for one another- whether you have been together for a short time or many years


COMMITMENT CEREMONY

Some couples are unable to have a legal marriage for varying reasons. A non religious Commitment ceremony is a wonderful way of declaring their love and wishes to stay together in front of family and friends.


SAME SEX UNIONS &  BLESSINGS 

Humanism shows no discrimination,therefore same sex Blessings in Spain are availableHumanists value other humans equally no matter what creed, colour, age, gender, sexuality or social standing they are.

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES 

Many weddings have couples and their guests of different  Nationalities. The Welcome and a few other parts of the Ceremony may be done in not only English, but another language too. This may help your guests enjoy the ceremony more,whether they speak English or not.  
Weddings always include the Spanish Civil Code in both Spanish & English, and sometimes other parts in Spanish. 
German, Arabic, Norwegian, French and Japanese have been added at Weddings. Given enough notice, and assistance with pronunciation, any language can be attempted.  
You may say your vows and ring exchange words in your own language, and family or guests may do readings or poems in their own language too. 
FEES are not standard.
They can be different  for each and every ceremony-whether  small or large and in what area..
A Fee is subject to 21%IVA tax and travel costs-  and out of area expenses if necessary. Extra charges may be applied for any aspect of advice and planning the wedding
Canapes and/ or drinks after your Ceremony can be provided.
Full catering service for your reception is available at varying prices

    Assistance may be given for other aspects of your wedding and this may incur an  extra cost or expenses depending on the amount of work required.

    Small groups, Winter Weddings or various other circumstances may qualify for discount. Please free to discuss this as the aim is to be as flexible as possible so that more clients are able to enjoy the services

    **FULL WEDDING PLANNING SERVICE AVAILABLE - PLEASE ASK**