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Things that your wedding guests can do in Costa del Sol

In my last post I told you about things that your wedding guests can do in Granada so you can give them some tips about their stay in the beautiful city of the Alhambra.

But if you get married in the province of Malaga, you will need ideas so that your guests can enjoy this land of sun, beaches and history.

So in this new post I advise you some things that your wedding guests can do in Costa del Sol.


Without a doubt a visit to the city of Málaga is obligatory. Your guests can take a walk through its streets , visit the Alcazaba and the Cathedral and contemplate some of the original works of the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.

They can finish their route taking a typical dish of local cuisine, in the most famous bar in the city, El Pimpi.

Things that your wedding guests can do in Costa del Sol



If your guests want to spend a day hiking, you can propose one of the most amazing routes in the world: the Caminito del Rey. It is a route of more than 3km inside a canyon, and its name is due to a visit that King Alfonso XIII made in 1921.

Things that your wedding guests can do in Costa del Sol



The city of Antequera offers the chance to visit one of the most impressive karst landscape in Europe, El Torcal and also the Dolmens which are the first example of monumental architecture in the Paleolithic Era.

Things that your wedding guests can do in Costa del Sol



A day in one of the white villages of the province of Malaga, is another option to discover this beautiful land. Frigiliana is a charming village with its narrow streets and its history.Other obligatory stop is Ronda, a town located on a deep ravine. Incredible views and numerous points of interest that they have to visit such as the Puente Nuevo, the Plaza de Toros and the Arab Baths.

Things that your wedding guests can do in Costa del Sol



In a land that has more than 300 sunny days each year, it is obligatory to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol. In Nerja, Fuengirola, Benalmádena, Torremolinos and Málaga, your guests can find sandy or pebble beaches where they can relax and bathe in the Mediterranean sea.

Things that your wedding guests can do in Costa del Sol



A day of walking and shopping in the city of Marbella, is another option for your guests to entertain among sports cars, prestigious restaurants a walk through the old town and the luxurious Puerto Banus.

Things that your wedding guests can do in Costa del Sol


As you can see there are many things that your wedding guests can do in Costa del Sol. They just have to put on their favorite sunglasses, comfortable tennis shoes and of course, they don’t forget their swimsuit!



Things that your wedding guests can do in Granada

You have realized your dream: you decided to get married in the beautiful city of Granada and that your family and friends participate in this important day.

Maybe most of your guests or all, don’t know this magical city, and don’t know what they can do during their stay.

In this post I give you some advices about things that your wedding guests can do in Granada to enjoy its true essence.



They cannot miss a visit to the jewel of Spain: the Alhambra, one of the most visited monuments in this country.

The  Nazaríes Palaces, the Patio de los Leones, the Generalife gardens and the  Carlos V Palace, will make your guests fall in love and they will spend an unforgettable day in this fortress full of history and magic.

Alhambra, things to do in Granada



Strolling through the streets of the Sacromonte district with some flamenco guitar as background music, visiting a cave house, getting lost in the streets of the Albaicín, and contemplate the Alhambra from the Mirador de San Nicolás, will mean live the authentic Granada.

Albaicin, things to do in Granada



What better way to enjoy the city of Granada than having a beer or a drink in the center served with a free tapa. Yes, because in Granada for every drink you order, they give you a small dish that can be paella, or cheese, ham or any other food. A funny way to visit different bars and taste a good wine with a typical dish of Andalusian cuisine.

Tapas route, things to do in Granada



You can propose to your guests to enjoy an afternoon in the Andalusian Arab baths where they can relax with a bath, a massage and rituals in a beautiful place.

arab baths, things to do in Granada



To close their day with a final flourish, your guests can enjoy the music that is the true essence of Spain: the flamenco.

A show in a cave house in the Sacromonte, will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

flamenco, things to do in Granada



If your guests want to leave a day outside Granada, you can recommend a rural getaway in the villages of the Alpujarra. Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira are some of the villages that put together the Alpujarra. Amazing landscapes in which they can find these small white villages. A getaway in nature, relaxation and excellent cuisine.

Alpujarra, things to do in Granada


There are many things that your wedding guests can do in Granada, but without a doubt this is a list of “essentials” for all those who spend a few days in this dreamed land.



The bridal shower as an alternative to the hen party

If you don’t like the typical hen party, there is a new trend from USA, the bridal shower, an intimate party between friends, relaxed and full of details.

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You can organize a week-end in some country house, where you can enjoy unforgettable moments with your friends. Laughters, picnics, dinners on the terrace, a mojito, gifts, surprises, a beauty session and a massage…

There are many ideas to spend a wonderful day or week-end. You can tell moments lived together and roar with laughter remembering funny stories.

Despedida de soltera

You can decorate the space with a style or thematic that reminds you something special, as a trip, a common hobby, or that reflects simply the personality of the bride, using her favorite color in paper garlands, flowers, tablecloths, cushions, etc.

You can create really nice corners with a Candy bar, or an elegant tea table in true english style.

Despedida de soltera

Despedida de soltera

The bridal shower is a very original idea so that the bride can spend a relaxed and different day with her friends before the big day arrives.

Despedida de soltera


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The Wedding Day Coordination to get the perfect big day

There are couples that plan their wedding without the help of a professional of the wedding industry, but when the date of the wedding is close, they need to hire a wedding planner for the wedding day coordination, so they can enjoy their day with the calm that everything will turn out right.

But, what is exactly the wedding day coordination service?

The work of coordination of the wedding planner starts around  3  weeks before the wedding, when she makes contact with all vendors and check all their works, time of arrival, and any other detail that she has to keep in mind so that the day of the wedding all will go well.

Then she prepares a timing of the day in which there are the times of vendors, reminders, times of ceremony and banquet, surprises, music, etc.

A week before she has to confirm the number of the guests and final seating plan.

Sometimes the wedding planner coordinate the ceremony (when it is a civil or symbolic ceremony), through a guide notes prepared previously with the couple and officiant, and where there are the main moments, rituals, musics, etc.

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The previous hours of the ceremony, the wedding planner supervises the ceremony and banquet places, the decoration and the works of all vendors.

During the reception, she coordinates all the planned activities, and she stays until after the first dance so that all turn out well.

Bodas en Granada y Málaga

The wedding day coordination service is perfect for all that couples that want to be free of anxiety and worries of the big day, and that they only want to enjoy a unique and special moment: their wedding.

Bodas en Granada y Málaga


Photos: Roxanne Turpen Photography / Kokoro Fotografía

What is a destination wedding?

Sometimes you dreamed about a beach wedding in front of a crystalline sea, or in a medieval castle, or in cities full of history, or in intimate and exclusive retreats. All this is possible thanks to the new trend of getting married abroad.

Romantic and unique locations, dreamed and desired by many couples that want to say “I do” in unique and magic places.

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What is exactly a destination wedding?

The couples that want to break the conventional and traditional wedding, choose these places to have the most important day of their life with only a small group of friends and family.

Often they choose a country because they love its culture, or because they got engaged there. Or simply, because they want to discover new places  and where they can have a wedding in idyllic and dreamy locations.

Couples usually look for venues where they can have all event in the same place, and where they can accomodate their guests. Outdoor or beach ceremonies, followed by a reception with a typical gastronomy will make an unforgettable day for the couple and their guests.

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How to organise a wedding abroad?

The best solution is to hire a local wedding planner. She knows perfectly the best professionals, she can supervise in situ all the roles of each vendor and she can solve any unexpected event prior to the wedding.

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If you need more information about our destination wedding planning service, you can visit this page.