Getting married abroad: Destination Same-Sex Weddings in Mallorca
Getting married abroad is the dream for many couples, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be an option for same sex couples too. Fab, the wedding planner at FAB events LAB will be able to help create your ultimate wedding day, whether as bride and groom, bride and bride or groom and groom!
Whatever style of wedding ceremony you prefer, Mallorca can offer you a variety of choices to suit all tastes.
And for those extra special touches, details and choices of wedding venues you can enlist the help and advice of a wedding planner who specializes in gay weddings on the island and can help you to create the wedding of your dreams.
Take a look at this video of a romantic finca wedding we planned for J&S:
If you are interested in a destination wedding in Mallorca, get in contact for a FREE consultation today.
Same-sex marriage in Spain has been legal since 2005.
However, two non-resident foreigners cannot marry in Spain, as at least one of the partners must be a Spanish resident, although they both may be non-Spanish citizens. Therefore many couples opt for the wedding blessing which can take place in hotels, beach restaurants, yachts or other kind of venues. The service is the same as a church wedding but is not legally binding so you would have to manage the legal part in your country.
According to the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE), 27,357 same-sex marriages took place up to the end of 2012. Most same-sex marriages in 2011 took place in Catalonia (886 weddings), Madrid (729 weddings) and Andalusia (484 weddings). Since its legalization, couples from a cross-section of Spanish society have entered into gay marriage. Within the first year, an influential socialist leader and Madrid city councilor Pedro Zerolo married Jesús Santos in January, and popular TV presenter Jesús Vázquez married Roberto Cortés in March. According to the Ifop poll (conducted in May 2013) 71% of the Spanish population supported allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.