Why Marbella for you elopement? Should I elope?,Everyone Should Consider It

If you have an adventurous spirit and desire to have an intimate experience on your wedding day then eloping to Malaga is probably a great choice for you!

If you are starting to plan your elopement I would love to help and guide you through this post, we will give you 5 helpful Elopement Tips and an estimate cost for eloping in Marbella.

Elopement in Marbella it is about starting your lives together on a rad adventure and committing your lives together in a beach, a ranch or a villa you’ve always dreamed of.

To elope, most literally, means to run away and to not come back to the point of origin, but today the term “elopement” is colloquially used for any marriage performed in haste, with a limited public engagement period or without a public engagement period. Elope is also defined in the American dictionary as To run off secretly to be married, usually without the consent or knowledge of one’s parents but today we see elopement as an intentionally small and intimate wedding experience in a destination location.

Some couples elope because they wish to avoid parental or religious objections, but there are many benefits to choosing to elope besides financial so elopement is something that is becoming more and more common, even more now due to pandemic covid-19, in 2021 it is estimated more than 90% of millennials couples that are planning on future marriage would consider eloping.

The increase in searches for elopement photography ideas on Pinterest rose by 128% in 2019,
with other related terms like “elopements at city halls”, “elopements in forests” “elopements in a beach” also seeing increases in volume, Gibraltar it is consider ones of the more popular place for elopement in Europe and also Marbella is becoming a demanding place to eloping.

As wedding editor who has been around many elopements helping couples plan them and getting to be a part of such a special day, here are some helpful elopement tips that we have learned along the years.

1.Do it for Yourself, It’s About You And Your Fiancé.

No rules! Every decision you’ll make in planning is about what exactly you and your fiancé want. Do what you would do for a big day, but do it for yourselves! Wear your wished wedding dress, have fun getting ready together or separately and enjoy a first look if you get ready separately! Have a nice dinner and dance – just the two of you!

Just do it the way you want and don’t worry about pleasing anyone else. Getting married is about you and one other person. You can always celebrate later with your families, but let that one special moment take place without an audience.

2. Don´t just Run Away.

There is a vast amount of stunning venues in Marbella for getting married so be sure to choose your venue wisely! Choose somewhere you have always dreamed of going. Also, think of the time of year you want to get married because climate will be a factor!

Marbella and the surrounding Costa del Sol offer some amazing wedding venue solutions for elopement, from it’s grand hotels, to the beach clubs, restaurants and resorts, it’s one of Europe’s nicest destinations for a elopement in the sun. We are also lucky to be very close to Gibraltar so many couples choose to legalize their marriage in Gibraltar and perform a small ceremony in a unique location on the Costa del Sol like Marbella, Estepona, Ronda, Nerja, Frigiliana, Mijas o Tarifa.

Consider it an extended honeymoon! Take it somewhere in a breezy beach ceremony, destination beach wedding are the most popular for elopement. You can elope and have your honeymoon all in one place, saving you extra travel expense. While your friends are returning from their own weddings exhausted, you’ll come back refreshed from a relaxing vacation.

Another benefit of hosting your small wedding in Marbella is that you will no doubt be coming for several days, possibly a week, meaning you have plenty of time to spend, doing all sorts with your friends and family. beach club visits, night clubbing, amazing restaurants, classy shopping, are all a parts of Marbella that you can share with your friends, so when it comes to your elopement, you don’t have to try and cram too much into the one day!

3. Keep it close!

If you can’t imagine getting married without your best friends and family by your side, then don’t worry! You don’t have to. make the list with those who have been there for you and supported the two of you throughout your relationship and those who will be there for you through the end of life. those who are closest to you are sure to make the trip.
However, if you opt to have the most intimate experience with just the two of you, but you want to include your family somehow there is different technologies ways to keep family involved in your Elopement.

4. Marriage Laws are different all over.

This is maybe the most important part of planning an elopement in Spain or Gibraltar. The last thing you want to do is to travel to another country without the correct documents, or have no clue where to obtain a marriage license. For example, if you want to elope in Gibraltar you well need to stay at least one night in the rock before getting married.

Make sure you read up on the legalities of where you’re getting married; how long you need to register in advance, what paperwork you need to bring, and whether the marriage will be valid in your own jurisdiction.

While eloping eliminates much of the wedding planning to-do list, there are still things to be done and people to talk to. Logistics like what to wear, what to eat, who will photograph your nuptials and love story, and where you’ll stay are common when planning any event.

Luckily, you can really do whatever you want! Keep in mind that hotels and vendors (like make up artist or professional photographers) in Marbella, Estepona, Ronda or Gibraltar you need to book several months in advance.

5. Professional Pictures.

We always think booking a photographer is a sound investment for your wedding day, and even more so if you’re eloping. Having professional pictures to show your friends and family will make them feel part of your day. Plus, you’ll have keepsakes of your vows and love story to keep the memories alive.

Most couples who elope are focused on having a fun adventure with their spouse want their memories to be captured so look for the photographer style you most like in Marbella there many international awards photographers with affordable rates.
A majority of an elopement budget tends to be spent in this area since there aren’t many other expenses and this is usually the most important thing to those who elope.

If you are looking for an elopement photographer you can look at our post “Best wedding photographers in Marbella” this is a guide of some of the top destination elopement photographers in Marbella area.


One of the prevailing questions, when people start planning researching their elopement, is “How much does it cost to elope?

Making the day special doesn’t have to be expensive, it’s all about making choices about what is important to you and your couple. Sometimes that means spending more on what is important to you, and less on the things you don’t care about.

The first thing we have to do is establish a budget, which is very complicated if you don´t know in detail the country and area. If you are in this situation, stop worrying, because today we are giving you a guide to understand the costs of your small wedding in Marbella or Gibraltar, one of the most in-demand place for couples to celebrate their wedding.

A lot of couples will plan an elopement to save on the expense of a traditional wedding, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be costs. Your wedding license, bouquet, dress, hair, makeup and officiant will all cost the same, no matter how many guests you have.

Eloping is less expensive than a traditional wedding but how much your wedding or elopement costs can vary depending on the style you prefer and things that you would like to include in your day.

The average cost of a traditional wedding in Marbella is nearly triple the cost of eloping. Couples spend € 5000 – € 10000 to elope, far less than the average of € 25000 for a traditional wedding.

Eloping couples tend to cut out the things they don’t care about, and perhaps pay a little more for the things they do.So it’s all in the balance of deciding what is important to you on your elopement day.

Important points in the cost of a small wedding in Marbella:


The prices of a wedding vary a lot if it takes place in high season or low season.

Seasonal flowers

One of the most effective ways to save on cost is to choose seasonal flowers. This does not mean giving up your style, since there will always be flowers than resemble your favourites, in the case that these are not seasonal. A lot of eloping and small wedding couples choose to forgo bridesmaid flowers and boutonnieres.


Some items are less expensive than traditional weddings due to the simple nature of elopements, though, do ask your planner, photographer or videographer if they normally offer elopement rates, as you may require less of their time on the day. 


Officiants cost anywhere from € 500 to perform a wedding ceremony. However, if an officiant is traveling to a remote area, or has to hike to a location they may charge you more.

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