How do you overcome language, traditions, cultural differences, climate differences, food culture and so on if you get married in Spain?
Not to worry, that’s when your wedding planner team is pleased to help out turning obstacles into opportunities!
As for the weather, we appreciate that many of our couples have chosen this region due to the accommodating climate. We do however advice on time of the day for ceremony, the importance of a welcome drink, water bottles on buses, fans and parasols (sometimes fleece blankets and heaters, yes it’s true!) canopy for the ceremony and catering requirement of two liters of water per guest per summer event.
As for language barriers, we speak a plethora of languages in the team and obviously also help out with basic Spanish and Catalan dealings, quotes and negotiations here on site. Menus can be printed in any language and we use small blackboards as basic signs for the guests.
One of the most interesting parts of the wedding planning is the mixing of cultures and traditions.
Our couples are mainly foreign from Europe and beyond. Have a look at our PS World map and you will see Iraq, Japan, Guadeloupe, Australia…the list is extensive and amazing!
Our last wedding of the season was a great example on how we mix the culture into an exotic, brand new cocktail of flavours, tunes and fun where everyone feels at ease.
British Amy and Iraqi Maram invited their guests to neutral ground in Barcelona. Little ways we incorporated the Arab traditions were transport mini buses between venues, more rice dishes and a traditional stew, complete open bar from the start, large dancing area and seating for almost all. The music chosen was a Spanish guitar during the aperitif and a gipsy band to dance to, followed by disco with anything from the Smiths to the latest pop songs from Iraq. Men and women, young and old rocked the dance floor. Groom was hoisted, the women called out for Amy.
Next year we are looking forward to a tea ceremony in honour of Chinese heritage in the wedding between Chinese-American Amy and Catalan Joan. Polish groom Michal will serve the guests special vodka and there will be a ceremony with breaking of bread.
Pearlsandals is a Barcelona wedding and events planning company dedicated to creating special moments in Barcelona, Catalonia and Mallorca for Scandinavian, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Catalan and English speaking couples.