(Closed) Madrid, Spain Wedding Help?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Rent out an outdoor cafe in Plaza Mayor or Santa Ana Square for a few hours. You could probably get their permission to have a band and dancing near your tables. In October the weather should still be warm.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are having a small celebration with my family in Madrid after our bigger wedding in the states. We are looking at Los Gayalos, a restaurant near Plaza Mayor. Try any of the caves under Plaza Mayor as well for a more traditional vibe. Go to a parador outside of the city for a rural feeling. The small town of Miraflores is very pretty, and within the Madrid city limits, technically speaking.

How about asking your fiance’s family for tips? Or try Google.es rather than Google.com!!

 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Nepenthe:  Hi! I realize your wedding was last year (congratulations!), but I am also engaged to a Madrileno  and planning an October-2014 wedding…I was wondering if you had any tips for marrying in Spain? We have already reserved El Escorial and a friend of his will be a photographer, but other than that, i am clueless about vendors. His parents are helping a lot, but I’d like to be a little more on top of things, especially because we will be paying for things. Also, did you do a registry? It doesn’t seem to be a very Spanish thing, but my American family would like me to do one. Thanks in advance for any tips :). 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@ah412:  I used to live in Madrid! πŸ˜€  OMG, it would be amazing to get married at El Escorial – lucky you!!!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Thanks so much, we’re really excited!! I’ve never had the chance to live in Madrid, but when we’d visit his parents, it’s always been our favorite place to drive over and have churros con chocolate! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

ah412:  do you have any knowledge of Spanish? YOu can try bodas.net which is a great listing of different kind of vendors.

About the registry thing, IT is (or at least it WAS) very common among traditional families, but couples nowadays are asking for money (they even include their bank account within the invitation…), so nobody will be surprised if you set up a registry. (We are going to register at El Corte Inglés, which is a “fake” registry at a department store where we get the money our guests pay for the “presents” we choose. Then, it’s up to us to buy that “lamp” Auntie Beth chose or to put that money towards buying the TV that nobody bought… We also can choose to transfer the money to our bank account)

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

skinnypinkmartini:  thanks, bodas.net is very helpful! I’ll talk to my Fiance about the registry – I like the Corte Ingles idea.

Post # 10
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Wannabee

ah412: hello, im wondering how you went about booking escorial? i love it there but all my web searches are coming up with zilch πŸ™ thanks πŸ™‚   

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

shannonastonxox:  Do you know Spanish? If you do, this is the Real Monasterio del Escorial webpage for weddings, where they inform about everything you need to know: costs, times, how to book, etc.

http://www.monasteriodelescorial.com/casarse.html

And this is the booking form:

http://www.monasteriodelescorial.com/reserva.php

If you don’t know Spanish, I can help you to understand what they say. (Just PM me if you need it)

Also, bear in mind that El Escorial is a rather big space. (I have been to weddings there with 100 guests that look “lost” within the Church).

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