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A Gibraltar wedding is perfect for those with elderly guests

British couples are on average 36.7 years old when they get married. This means that many have parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents who are in the later stages of life when they receive an invite to the wedding. Of course, this might put brides and grooms off the exciting prospect of getting married abroad – but it shouldn’t. Instead, elderly relatives should have no problem attending if you choose to get married in a place like Gibraltar. Here’s why it’s the perfect location for those who want older relatives to attend their overseas wedding.


Gibraltar boasts a manageable yet pleasant temperature throughout the year. For instance, it tends to be an average of 25 degrees in July. This is lower than other destinations, including Greece, Italy and Cyprus. This should mean that elderly relatives are able to adjust better and are less at risk of heat-related health problems, such as heat stroke.


It generally takes less than three hours for a UK flight to land in Gibraltar. This relatively short duration should ensure that the journey doesn’t take its toll on your elderly relatives, unlike if you were to go further afield. When they step off the plane, your more senior guests should feel fit and fresh rather than fatigued and achy.


Gibraltar offers a wide range of fun activities that are suitable for all ages. While the younger members of your group might want to spend their days hiking the Rock of Gibraltar or sightseeing, your elderly relatives can rest comfortably by lounging on the beach or enjoying a drink at the many establishments. Ultimately, you won’t have to worry about keeping them busy because there will be plenty of laid back activities for them to do.

What could be better?

You’ll soon discover that there are many reasons why you should think about getting married in Gibraltar. Aside from the fact it’s a location that will accommodate your elderly relatives, it’s one that all your guests – no matter what age – will love to visit when you get married. For information on booking your wedding here, get in touch with Sweet Gibraltar Weddings.