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Should your overseas wedding venue be extravagant or simple?

Trying to decide whether to have an utterly resplendent, high-profile and money-no-object wedding ceremony, or instead opt for something a lot more low-budget and understated, can be one of the biggest initial headaches for couples looking to get married. The pressures and expectations of certain family and friends might hardly help the situation.

So, what are the respective merits of the two approaches, that will help you to decide whether to ‘go big or go small’ if you fancy getting married in Gibraltar?

An extravagant wedding could be truly once-in-a-lifetime levels of special

An obvious reason to choose a more no-holds-barred wedding is summed up in the phrase, “well if you have the money, why wouldn’t you?”

After all, you and your sweetheart may just happen to have expensive tastes. And even if you don’t, there’s no feeling quite like organising a wedding that you know will have people’s jaws dropping, both at the ceremony itself and on social media for days, weeks and even years afterwards.

The two of you may also be sticklers for attention to detail, or for holding a wedding that really is unlike anyone else’s, or for pampering your wedding party and guests with the best of everything. That might include luxurious accommodation, fine dining, all of those elegant sartorial touches for the bridesmaids and groomsmen… you get the idea.

Sometimes, though, less really is more

Here at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings, we can certainly accommodate a preference for a more lavish wedding. However, a lot of couples getting married in Gibraltar are actually specifically attracted to the British Overseas Territory on account of its lower-key atmosphere than many alternative destinations.

Indeed, it’s possible to tie the knot here for as little as £210, and wedding packages don’t come simpler or more understated than our Registry Office Package, which allows you to get married in Gibraltar just like John Lennon and Yoko Ono did in 1969.

Alternatively, you might be drawn towards a slightly ‘fancier’ option such as our Caleta Hotel Package, or even the stunning Mons Calpe Suite Package, which shows that an overseas wedding can be second-to-none in visual appeal without you necessarily having to splash ridiculous amounts of cash.

There are, of course, lots of reasons why you may be attracted to a simpler and more minimalistic wedding regardless. Trying to organise a more spectacular wedding might feel like a route to needless stress and hassle for you, and you may fret that spending more money on a wedding simply maximises the scope for things to go wrong.

Whatever your own priorities and reasoning, whether you opt for a simple or extravagant wedding really does ultimately come down to what you and your betrothed most want. And there’s no shame in choosing either route, as long as it feels right and authentic for the two of you.

Get in touch with the Sweet Gibraltar Weddings team today, and you’ll soon learn how we can help you to plan the overseas destination wedding of a lifetime – whatever type or scale of occasion you may have in mind!