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Everything you need to know about your destination wedding in Menorca.
Need a little help wedding planning? Looking for a Menorca wedding photographer to capture your wedding?
I’m here to inspire you to have the destination wedding of your dreams. On this page you will find everything you need to know about weddings in Menorca – from legal requirements to wedding photography tips.
Hi, I’m Manon – Menorca wedding photographer.
I create intimate wedding photographs filled with emotion for couples who follow their hearts. I’d love to share my knowledge with you so that you can plan the romantic destination wedding you deserve.
Why have a destination wedding in Menorca?
Menorca is the perfect destination for couples wanting a more exclusive and immersive wedding experience. The island has its own rhythm and whether you choose to get married in a rural villa near one of the many whitewashed villages or with sand between your toes on gold sand beach, your wedding will be uniquely memorable.
One of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and slightly less famous than its sisters Ibiza and Mallorca, it has a calmer and more laid back vibe but is equally beautiful. From endless sandy beaches to secluded rocky coves, Menorca retains an air of authenticity.
I strongly recommend planning a weekend-long wedding so you can spend quality time with your guests exploring and creating memories!
How to get there
Menorca’s international airport (code MAH) is located near Mahoón and is well connected with many direct flights from Europe as well as national flights from the rest of Spain. The best way of getting around the island is to rent a car.
You can also get there by ferry from Barcelona, Mallorca or Ibiza. This is a great option if you plan to drive there which will save you having to rent a car.
Quick pros of getting married abroad
- Destination weddings are less tied to tradition. Read this blogpost on how to navigate family pressure and avoid wedding stress.
- Immersive wedding: spend more quality time with your guests by planning a weekend-long wedding.
- Combine your love for each other with your love for travel!
- A lot of European countries have less restrictions on what time you have to end the party, yay!
Quick pros of a destination wedding in Menorca
- Exclusive and intimate setting
- Gorgeous weather for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception
- Plenty of gorgeous villas to choose for a low key, intimate wedding
- Delicious food and wine
- Gorgeous backdrops for your wedding photos
THE LEGALITIES OF GETTING MARRIED IN MENORCA
Many couples planning a destination wedding choose to get legally married at home and hold a symbolic ceremony on their wedding day because the legalities of getting married abroad can be a little complicated. Don’t panic, here’s a quick rundown!
- Both civil ceremonies and religious weddings are legally recognised in Spain.
- Same sex marriage has been legal since 2005.
- At least one of you needs to be a Spanish citizen or have resided in Spain for at least two years unless you’re having a religious wedding.
What paperwork will you need?
Always do your research and check with the local authorities, also keep in mind that you might need additional paperwork depending on your circumstances. Here are the basic documents you will need for your civil ceremony in Menorca:
- A valid passport
- Certificate of capacity to marry
- Notice of intention to marry
- Original birth certificates
- Certificate of residence
- Two witnesses
What’s the process?
To be legally married in Spain – and therefore in Menorca – at least one of you needs to be a Spanish citizen or have resided in the country for at least two years. This is unless you or your partner are Roman Catholic and would like to hold the ceremony in a Catholic Church in Mallorca, in which case you’ll need the help of your local church to get the paperwork sorted.
You will need to apply for a certificate to marry before your civil or religious wedding and you must register the marriage with the authorities or it won’t be legally recognised.
It’s also likely that all your documents will need to be translated, authenticated and bear an Apostille Stamp. The Apostille (from The Hague Convention) is an official government-issued certificate added to documents so they will be recognised and have legal validity in another country.
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MENORCA: THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOS
Time passes faster than you think and your wedding day goes by in a blur. I believe that you deserve photos that capture who you are, the emotions and your love story in a truthful, effortless way so that you never forget your wedding or the way you felt.
Weddings are a collection of moments that represent your life together and all the days that have led you here. They’re a celebration of love, friendship and all the values that are important to you. Your love is unique and I believe that you deserve meaningful wedding photos that honour your story and capture who you are.
The Answer Is Simple: to get beautiful, natural wedding photos you need a photographer who cares and who will take the time to get to know you BEFORE your wedding. It’s my job to create a space where you feel comfortable and you can be yourselves, unapologetically. This is why I exclusively photograph 20 weddings per year.
Although these aren’t specific to Greece, this is the best advice I can give you as a destination wedding photographer:
1. Choose a photographer you trust and whose work you love –
As a wedding photographer, I truly believe everyone can look great in photos as long as they’re comfortable and having a good time. Your wedding photographer will be with you all day and your wedding photos will forever be attached to the way you felt so it’s important you choose someone whose personality you like. Have a chat with your photographer before booking, whether it’s in person or via video call. This will give you a good idea of whether you’re a good fit or not.
2. Consider the light –
The light sets the mood. If you’ve booked a great wedding photographer, I’m sure they will have already thought of this and perhaps even mentioned it to you. When planning your wedding timeline take into account the sunrise and sunset time as well as when the sun will be at its highest as this will vary depending on the location and time of year.
3. Golden hour –
I always ask my couples to set aside ten to fifteen minutes for couple portraits around one hour before sunset on their wedding day. I do this not only because this is the best light for photos but also because usually by this point you’ll be more relaxed. It’s also a great time to sneak away from everyone and spend some time together to reconnect. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
4. Explore the surrounding area –
It can be really nice on your wedding day to escape for a little while to spend some time just the two of you, this is also a great time for your photographer to tag along and do couple portraits. If there’s any unusual landmark or stunning view near the venue, it might be worth heading over there for the couple portraits as it will allow your photographer to capture beautiful wedding photos, unique to you.
5. Late afternoon ceremony –
When getting married in sunnier places like Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza, it’s also worth holding your wedding ceremony later in the day. This will not only mean the light will be softer and you’ll get better wedding photos but it’s also a good way of avoiding your guests getting heatstroke!
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