Gibraltar’s History / Why Marry In Gibraltar?
Are you still undecided about getting married in Gibraltar?
Let’s give you a few more facts about Gibraltar and its history in the hope that we can convince you to choose it as your wedding destination.
As your destination wedding planners, we want you to know about our home and everything it has to offer visitors.
A little history:
Apparently, Gibraltar was inhabited as far back as 50,000 years ago. According to historians, Neanderthals lived here right up until their disappearance about 25,000 years ago. More interestingly, this could have been one of the last places they flourished before their extinction.
However, Gibraltar’s history didn’t start being officially recorded until around 950 AD when the Phoenicians came here to trade. It was during this time that the Greeks and Romans worshipped Hercules and believed Gibraltar to be one of his pillars. We talk about this in another blog.
Over the centuries, Gibraltar has found itself under Roman, Spanish, Anglo-Dutch and Moorish rule. It was only under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, when Spain gave Gibraltar to Great Britain, that it became a British stronghold, which it continues to be to this day.
Let’s see how this benefits you celebrating your wedding here:
Gibraltar uses the British sterling as its currency. Although we do have our own Gibraltarian sterling currency as well. So, if you’re flying out from the UK, you don’t have to worry about currency exchange or losing money. Another benefit of this is, when you pay for your wedding, you know exactly how much you’re spending without having to refer backwards and forwards to different currencies.
Gibraltar’s official language is English. So, you don’t have to worry about not being understood. Although it’s not uncommon to hear many people speaking Spanish in shops and out and about in town. In fact, you will often find Gibraltarians speaking a mixture of, both, Spanish and English in the same sentences. This mixing of both languages is more commonly referred to, in friendly terms, as “Spanglish.”
Despite the crisis in neighbouring Spain, Gibraltar’s economy is very strong. In fact, Gibraltar is almost completely self-sufficient and, also, employs a great number of Spanish people who come across the border, every day, from the neighbouring town of La Linea.
Gibraltar is subject to British laws, which makes getting married here a lot easier than many other European countries. To make it easier still for you, as your wedding planners of choice in Gibraltar, we take care of all the legal bureaucracy so that you can make the most of your stay here.
We handle everything you need to get married.
So, choose us as your wedding planners in Gibraltar, as so many others before you have, and we will not disappoint you!