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Prepare for your beach wedding in Spain!

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As you know, Spain has lots of sunshine and is definitely warm enough to walk in shorts. I know exactly you are thinking! You’re probably thinking that a beach wedding in Spain presents the perfect opportunity to get that tan you’ve been waiting for all year. However, don’t be fooled! First of all, if you are having a beach wedding in Spain, there is no way you’ll get a tan just in a couple of days. You either need a spray tan in advance, or a longer vacation in the sun to get that glow before putting on that white dress. I’ll dig into the details below.

White on white

 

Let’s state the obvious. Imagine having a beach wedding in Spain, wearing a beautiful white dress. Do you think the reflected sun rays on that untanned skin will look nice in your pictures against the gorgeous white dress you’re wearing?

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You need to prepare and get yourself a proper tan. You might look too pale in your photos, and trust me, it doesn’t look good. Besides, it takes time for us Brits to get a tan (without looking totally burned). There are a couple of ways you can prepare for this. However, there are also some precautions you should take as well.

 

Lesson #1 Pre-tan at least 2-3 weeks before

Now, I say this with much love, however, you need to pre-tan for your beach wedding in Spain. You should tan at least two to three weeks before your wedding day. Why do I say this? There are two very special reasons. The first being, if you tan only a couple of days before, you’ll overdo it and you’ll more than likely turn red. What happens after you turn red? You peel! Surely you don’t want to shed skin down the aisle at your beach wedding in Spain. I think that would even be worse than the skin burn. What do you think? Burn or falling dead skin? Yuck. I vote neither please! For this reason, it’s wise to pre-tan three weeks ahead.

Lesson #2 Spray tan is the easiest, but most trick!

Spray tans are very popular in Britain. Let’s be honest. I don’t know a single British girl who hasn’t put self-tanning lotion on, or tried a spray tan. Have you ever seen an epic fail on spray tanning? Oh, I have, and multiple times! First of all, if you go for a spray tan, make sure it’s at least a week before your wedding. I‘ve seen girls walk down the aisle, while it was really humid. What do you think happened? One girl had her spray tan only two days before her wedding, and it ended up all on her white wedding dress. It was really embarrassing!
The same thing happens with tanning lotion. It ends up directly on the dress. Plus, it melts of off your skin. People will really be able to tell that the tan is fake. Not good for a beach wedding in Spain.
Therefore, I encourage you, prepare in advance! The best thing is to take an extra vacation somewhere. The spray tans went out of style as soon as Trump became president! 😀

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Easter is Over Ladies!

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That’s right! Easter is over and it’s time to start thinking about fitting into that beautiful dress.Like I am the one to talk! I’ve gained around 6 pounds over the Easter break as a result of attending family dinners and eating that lovely food from my grandma. It’s really unfair to think of your wedding in Spain during Easter.

No one can resist grandma’s old pie. If you can, then you deserve a gold medal! So what now? Your wedding in Spain is coming up and the dress is tight. Time to start working ladies! Here are a couple of tricks that might help with getting your desired results.

 

No carbs

 

I know it’s an obvious one, but this method has proven to be very effective. Start with eliminating bread. It’s spring and fresh vegetables are accessible everywhere. Not only will the veggies taste great, but they will also help you fit in your dress by your wedding in Spain. Don’t eat pasta either! It’s hard to complete this diet without cheating, but it you push yourself it might be worth it.

Lemon water

Yes! When you wake up in the morning, cut a lemon in half. Squeeze the juice of the lemon and add room temperature water. Don’t you dare add sugar. Then it’ll be even worse. Make sure you drink the lemonade. I lost 2 pounds in a week just by doing this. Some people go a bit extreme and take a shot of freshly juiced ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper. That’s too extreme for me.

 

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No sweets

This one is the hardest one. If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you are up for a challenge. It all depends on how badly you need to lose a couple of pounds by your wedding in Spain. Also, its great if your wedding dress has stretchy fabric. Beware, most don’t. I have most trouble with omitting sweets and candies. Needless to say, avoiding sweet drinks. What I found that really helped me fit in my dress, were dried dates, apricots and sweet potatoes. These are the types of snacks diabetics use to regulate the sugar in their blood. It will help you control your cravings for sugar. Great technique to monitor your weight. Soon, you’ll find that your body is bikini ready for your wedding in Spain.

Exercise

You should engage in an intense cardio session at least once a week for a full hour. A one hour running session will burn around 700 calories on average. If you are not a big fan of running, I also found an excellent technique to keep in shape. Walk to work! If work is too far, simply take a thirty-minute walk after dinner. The Italians do this regularly. Why do you think they are so fit? I tried this, and I can honestly tell you that it worked for me. If it worked for me, it will work for you as well and will ultimately get you fitting in that dress in no time for your wedding in Spain!

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Easter weddings in Spain

Easter weddings in Spain

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Listen up beautiful Easter brides! I can already tell you right now, that if you are planning to get married in Spain during the Easter holidays, you might want to reconsider.

I am not talking about the lack of fabulous weather or food. These two factors will always remain a guarantee for weddings in Spain. However, the Easter holidays in Spain are known for their festivity, drawing lots of locals to celebrate these sacred holidays.

Easter celebrations in Spain

Spain is known as a pretty religious country, so you can expect that Easter holidays are taken very seriously there. Following the Christian calendar, the Easter week in Spain is very sacred and is also known as the Semana Santa. The week starts with Palm Sunday, where the locals worship at churches, carrying always branches of palm trees. Ash Wednesday, which also happens to be the first day of Lent, which lasts until Good Friday. Here, usually people give up sweets, alcohol and even food in some cases. Still think Easter weddings in Spain are a good idea? The lent is then followed by a huge feast on Easter Sunday, where the people enjoy lovely traditional Spanish food. Finally, Easter Monday concludes the Easter week or Semana Santa. Spanish locals generally perceive this as the day of rest and worship.

 

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Availability of locals

The Spanish locals are very friendly, generous and willing to show you the best places to eat, drink or party. However, as the locals also engage in various Easter activities as mentioned above, they might be less willing to focus on the tourists, as they have to attend to their family celebrations. Many of them might even be out of town, visiting their grannies and other relatives.

Food

During Easter, you may come across traditional Spanish dishes such as torrijas. What on earth are torrijas? It’s actually slices of bread, prepared in mixtures that consists of eggs, milk and lots of sugar. The pieces of bread are then fried in olive oil and served warm. Do you think it sounds delicious?

Shops

Shops will most likely be closed for the holidays. If you and your bridesmaid expect to have fun doing activities such as shopping and going out on bar crawls, Easter might not be the best time to do all of that. A lot of the shops will be closed for Easter and will only reopen after Easter Monday. Hence, Easter weddings in Spain might not be the best idea.

Church

It’s not only the shops that won’t be available for weddings in Spain, but the churches will be booked out of sermons. Good luck finding a Church and a priest available during these holy days in Spain. It is highly unlikely that you do. If you dream about getting married in a beautiful Spanish church, do it either before or after the Easter holidays. Easter celebrations in Spain heavily involve going to church, so that’s where you’ll also find the locals. Weddings in Spain during Easter are thus impossible in some areas.

Do your research, if you really want to get married in Spain during Easter so you can prepare for everything!

 

Weddings in Spain

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Weddings in Spain are glamorous events on the beach or in the heart of the city, filled with joy and lots of sangria. Many brides opt for their weddings in Spain because of five main reasons.

Amazing cities

You can get married in one of many top wedding destinations in Spain. Most weddings in Spain happen in the Costa del Sol region. These amazing party cities include: Malaga, Marbella, Benalmadena, Nerja, Estepona, Mijas, Torrox, Manilva and many more. The top two destinations where girls have the wedding of their dreams are in Malaga and Marbella. Both cities scream luxury all the way. It’s also great to have weddings here, because the night before the wedding, the bridesmaids can order a gorgeous looking exotic dancer to prepare her for being with only one man for the rest of her life. It will be more difficult to get services like these in smaller cities. I am sure you didn’t think of that, did you? ?

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Friendly locals

Weddings in Spain usually come with charming and hospitable locals. Spaniards are most welcoming, and enjoy discussing Spanish history and football over a delicious paella dish and a great glass of sangria. If you book a hotel for your wedding guests, don’t worry about a thing! Your guests are in good hands and might probably end up partying with the locals. The Spaniards generally love Britons, especially gorgeous British girls.

Sangria

Some brides have asked me, what is sangria? Well, sangria is a delicious drink with a red wine base. It contains carefully cut citrus fruits inside the wine base to give it a nice tangy flavour. All in all, it so delicious that you should be careful not to drink it too fast. It you drink too many, things could turn bad very quickly. I have seen that brides ask for a wedding version of sangria on occasion. This just means that sangria is served with white little umbrellas. Sangria remains one of the favourite things to drink in the sun. Not to mention, this drink is super cheap. In fact, sangria is much cheaper than a pint of beer back in Britain.

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Memories

Ask yourself, which one is more memorable? Manchester or Malaga? Weddings in Spain or weddings in city hall back in England? You should treat yourself and give yourself and your guest the experience of a lifetime. You can hire a professional wedding photographer in Spain to capture these great moments!

Weather

The weather is much more reliable than in the UK. A lot of brides all around the world choose their date carefully using statistics and a lot research. Rain on your wedding can not only spoil the fun, attitude, the party but also your dress and your hair! It would be a tragedy if it rained on your wedding day. Luckily with weddings in Spain, there is no such problem. Pick any day of the calendar from March to October, and chances are that you’ll be experiencing lots and lots of sun.

These are the top five reason why weddings in Spain are just fabulous!

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My best friend’s wedding in Spain – the story of a bridesmaid

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Have you ever been a bridesmaid? If you by any chance had the pleasure of being a bridesmaid, then you know that you played an important role during your best friend’s wedding. My best friend’s name is Anne and she had a gorgeous wedding in Spain. I consider myself truly luck to have been a part of it. I will now tell you how her wedding in Spain went down.

The party the on the plane

Anne, me and the rest of the bridesmaids flew together for her wedding in Spain, Marbella. We caused quite the stir on the plane. No surprise there, we are British! Our flight attendants kept serving alcohol on the clock, and we had the time of our lives. I swear, time went by so fast, it felt like we took off and landed in no time at all. I must admit, we got Anne a bit tipsy. I think she finally realize she was heading to her wedding in Spain.

The arrival

We arrived in Marbella! It was sunny and it was hot! Everything that Britain was not. A shuttle picked us up, or rather I would call it a party bus. Did you know that you can get one of those disco buses for your wedding in Spain? We know how to have a good time. The shuttle drive us from the airport directly to the beach villa. As you might have guessed, this was a villa wedding in Spain. I don’t know what it is this year, but everyone is doing villa weddings.

The villa

The villa was stunning. It was one of those houses that you know you will never be able to afford. Marble bathrooms, huge sunny rooms, situated on the beach and beautiful back garden. A typical villa for the perfect wedding in Spain.

The last night in the city centre

Marbella is one of those amazing places where you can have the party you expect with a side of luxury. We went crazy with Anne the last night before the wedding. We did a proper bar crawl and ate great tapas. Anne was very cautious not to overdo it on her last night as a single gal. She always made sure that with every drink she drank a glass of water. That’s a very handy trick that I taught her. Ladies, this might just save your lives and your wedding! There is no point in explaining that Marbella is a beautiful historic town. Why don’t I just skip to the wedding!

The Wedding

The wedding was impeccable. Anne and her husband had a beach wedding in Spain. They hired an altar on the beach and got some stunning sunset photos by a professional wedding photographer in Marbella. To be honest, I was a bit jealous. The bridesmaids stood right beside Anne, supporting the decision of her life. To be honest, the bridesmaids treated this wedding in Spain more as a vacation!

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The afterparty and journey home

On the very next day, we returned home. I was a bit sad to leave Marbella. It truly is one of the most beautiful places to get married. The newlyweds extended their stay and kept the villa to themselves of course. I am truly happy for Anne and wish her all the best. She had a beautiful wedding in Spain and I am grateful I could be a part of it.

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