Gibraltar is well known as one of the best holiday destinations in Europe. What with its smaller surface area making it manageable for excursions, its wide range of cultural influences and its long spanning history, it’s no wonder more and more people are booking rooms at the Caleta Hotel. What many people don’t know is just how perfect a Gibraltar wedding venue the Caleta hotel can make. With it’s beautiful terrace overlooking the mediterranean sea, and its great events catering, you’ll be booking a newlyweds suite in no time at all. However, with all said and done, it can be difficult to plan such a large life event. You need to think both strategically and improvise to make your special day go to plan. Below are a few tips to help plan your Gibraltar wedding, and any wedding for that matter!
Consider your transport
Especially in Gibraltar, if you’re planning on having your wedding in an unorthodox location, then you’ll have to consider your guests journeys. With the Rock of Gibraltar often being a popular wedding spot due to its incredible views and mischievous monkey residents, you’ll want to think long and hard about the way that people can reach your spot. On top of this, with Gibraltar having one airport and often large queues through road borders from Spain, you’ll want to make sure guests are planning with enough time to reach you. Consider adding directions and journey details to your invites, ensuring that everyone you want at your special day is as well informed as possible.
Compromise is key
Despite making vows with your other half which you want to last forever, there will be times where you won’t agree with one another. Whether it’s a floral arrangement or the dining options for guests, you could even find yourself bickering over the next song on your reception music playlist. To avoid this, make sure you always remember that you’re working as a team and that you can’t win EVERY battle.
Give yourself enough time to plan
If you’ve just got engaged, don’t get married next week. A lot of time and planning has to go into a wedding, and many people stay engaged for years. When it comes down to it weddings are extremely difficult to organise well, especially if inviting people from other parts of the world to Gibraltar.
Consider the seasons
If you’re planning a wedding in Gibraltar, you’ll have a range of options for outdoors extravaganzas, not least the terrace at the Caleta Hotel. With a range of beautiful beaches, nature reserves and stunning backdrops, you won’t want a dampener on your day if it begins to rain. This is still Europe after all, and Gibraltar isn’t just about the macaques and the rock. There are plenty of options for indoor venues if your wedding happens to fall into the wetter months of the year.
If in doubt, ask an expert
When it comes to the crunch and you’re still unsure, there are plenty of wedding planners in the Gibraltar area and beyond who can help you out. With staff at the Caleta hotel on hand to help you make the most of your special day, never be afraid to ask for a helping hand.