Gibraltar Wedding Information
After deciding to marry in Gibraltar, the obvious question was, “how do we plan a wedding in Gibraltar when we’ve never even been to Gibraltar?”
I’ve worked as an event planner and a wedding waitress, but I’ve never actually planned a wedding. The first time around I got married in Jamaica on one of those “free wedding if you stay 3 or more nights at our resort” deals. Basically, I told them what date and time we wanted to be married, and showed up. Gibraltar is a bit tricker.
Then one Saturday morning, I got the email I thought would never come and I was happy I hadn’t freaked out completely and hired a wedding planner!The Gibraltar Registry Office has been very pleasant to deal with and I get the sense that they’re just very busy. So if you’re planning a Gibraltar wedding and are reaching freak out stage because they haven’t confirmed your date, make a Cosmo and chill out. They’ll get back to you :)
Trip Advisor has been an invaluable resource, there are plenty of people in the Gibraltar forum who have been married in Gibraltar and they’re very helpful to aspiring Gibraltar brides.
Gibral-Flora is doing my bouquet. I’m still deciding on the specifics butas long as I finalize the order 30 days in advance and they’ll be able deliver it to our hotel on the morning of for around £35 inclusive.
The day before the wedding, we’ll need to bring our original documents to the Registry Office, and get something notarized and returned before close of business. To minimize stress, I’m going to arrange an appointment ahead of time with this notary which is very close to the Registry Office. At £20 per signature, it’s the most expensive in Gibraltar, but you know what they say about location, and we can’t be bothered to chase all over town to save 20 quid.
We’ll have to leave witnesses until the last minute, but that’s part of the adventure! I’m sure we’ll find someone who will love telling the story of how they became our impromptu maid of honor/best man whilst on holiday in Gibraltar ;)
All in all, planning a wedding in a place I’ve never been to has been remarkably easy, and if it was good enough for John and Yoko, it’s good enough for us!
Now let’s talk dresses…