About Malaga Weddings

Esteffi Álvarez Folkmann

Wedding Planner in Spain

Best Wedding Planner in Costa del Sol 2020

Wedding Planner Awards

Hello, let me introduce myself!


My name is Esteffi and I am the founder and wedding planner at Malaga Weddings. I am a half Danish - half Spanish woman passionate about planning, decoration and quality service.

I gratuated in Hospitality Management and worked in various industries such as tourism, translation and events before opening Malaga Weddings.

Some of my previous jobs are wedding planner for another wedding company, event and wedding coordinator at several restaurants and event coordinator at a 4 star hotel with over 100 events per year.

My current goal is to help couples from all around the world celebrate the wedding they dream about. If you are wondering how we do it, please take a look at the introduction video below.

Who are we?

Frequently asked questions

Can we get married despite of Corona?

Yes, it is possible to celebrate an amazing wedding during Covid times. We are informed about the latest news concerning flights and weddings in Spain.

The current situation has develop new wedding trends for 2021: intimate weddings (between 10 and 50 people), elopements (just the couple) and morning weddings.

We are working with one of the official Wedding Associations in Spain to offer the best solutions to couples from all over the world that want to get married in 2020 or 2021.

If you want to know more about the restrictions during Covid contact us here.

Can we as a foreign couple get married in Spain?

You can officially get married in Spain if you have been a Spanish citizen for a minimum of two years or if you get married in a Catholic church.

Church weddings are still celebrated by couples that want a traditional and classic wedding, but we experience that more couples are choosing the civil ceremony.

The civil ceremony requires signing the marriage document at your local cityhall and afterwards you can celebrate a symbolic ceremony at an amazing location in Spain.

If you want help with the paperwork involved in a civil or church wedding contact us here.

How much does an average wedding cost?

The cost of a wedding can vary depending on the rental price of the venue, the number of guests and suppliers and the wedding date.

A wedding of 30 guests in a cozy venue with the basic suppliers can cost between 10.000 and 20.000 euros.

A wedding of 100 guests in a luxury venue with many suppliers can cost between 30.000 and 50.000 euros.

If you want to receive a personalized quote for your dream wedding in Spain contact us here.

Should we pay for the guests' flight tickets and accommodation?

Only if you want and have the budget for it. Must couples celebrating a destination wedding in Spain don't pay for their guests' flight tickets and accommodation.

The couples that can afford it will usually pay one night (the wedding night) for their guests including breakfast, but the guests will not expect this from you.

Other couples decide to cover most transport and food expenses instead. This is done by booking coaches for the wedding day and arranging a pre- or/and post- wedding.

If you want help to book your guests' transport or accommodation contact us here.

When is the weather best for a wedding in Spain?

Spain has over 300 sunny days per year, which gives you a high chance of sun at your wedding. However, we always secure a plan B in case of unexpected rain or wind.

There are some months that are more popular due to the comfortable weather (not too cold or hot). These months are May, June, September and October.

Spain is also a great destination to celebrate a winter wedding, which offers several benefits like cheaper prices, more availability and seasonal decoration.

If you want to start planning your wedding contact us here.