Cost of Wedding Abroad in Spain

Each wedding is different, as are the wishes of each wedding couple, so inevitably the total cost will vary.

Weddings in Spain are cheaper then traditional weddings and weddings in other countries, because ;

  1. The Spanish mainland ( not Ibiza ) is much cheaper then most other wedding destinations
  2. Due to competition, prices for hotels, food, drinks, etc are much lower then in other countries and regions
  3. Due to the number of weddings we organize, we’re able to negotiate the best prices
  4. With on average 30-100 guests, weddings in Spain are usually more intimate then traditional weddings,

Of course there are additional travel costs, but hotels in Spain are much cheaper then in most other countries, and each guest usually pays for his own travel costs, so this does not weigh on the budget of bride and groom. With cheap airfares now with RyanAir and JetBlue, the costs of flying is considerably lower. From the UK you can get a round trip ticket for around 100 Euros per person.  

Add everything up, and the total wedding budget for a wedding in Spain is usually lower then for a traditional wedding, and even should it be more expensive, then the total experience, relaxed atmosphere, sunny climate, etc makes it all worthwhile.

We’re sometimes asked for a “what would be the total cost for 50 guests” ?

 This question is very easy to answer within our “all inclusive wedding package abroad” because it includes all the services ordered by the majority of our wedding couples.

In fact, the total price is on the top of the homepage, so you don’t have to look very far, nor make calculations.

BUT, if you want a more personal approach with more options and choices then the answer is not so simple, since there are so many choices and options which have a huge impact on the total cost.

The cost of a wedding abroad can be divided into 4 parts. Understanding the importance of each part, is the key to a successful wedding budget

COSTS PER PERSON

 

This is the cost per person on your guest list, and it’s often the biggest part of the total budget. Examples are reception, dinner, open bar, etc. To save you can either downsize your guest list, or choose a cheaper reception or menu, etc.

FIXED WEDDING COSTS

These costs don’t depend on your guest list, and it’s the 2nd biggest part of the total budget. Examples are ; rent of the venue, flowers, ceremony, etc. To save, you can only make some cheaper choices on infrastructure, decorations and options

 WEDDING PLANNER

This is the cost of planning your wedding. and it’s usually the smallest part of your budget. This service is for couples that only require basic assistance with planning, venue recommendation or paperwork only.  Due to our proprietary online systems we can save a lot of time in planning a wedding, while  they make it easy for you to plan your wedding, and for your guests to plan their attendance As a result our wedding planner fee is up to 70% below market average. More info on our cost of a wedding planner page.

Wedding Coordinator

This is our standard service and includes event planning, coordination with chosen vendors and specialized event management on your wedding day. This includes coordination of the basic elements that you will require for your wedding day:

  • Ceremony & Reception Venue
  • Flowers and Decoration
  • Ministerial Services
  • Food & Drink
  • Entertainment
  • Transportation
  • Wedding Cake
  • Beauty
  • Photography
  • Pre & Post wedding events
  • Accommodation
  • Wedding Website
  • Guest Services
  • Liaise with vendors on your behalf
  • Rehearsal

We work with many preferred vendors offering you discounts on products and services.

*Should you require services extended from these basic elements, these will be billed at an hourly rate by prior negotiation.

Don’t forget to budget other fees:

  • Wedding Cars
  • Transportation Shuttles
  • Limousines
  • Church rental / administration fees
  • Minister for blessing or ceremony
  • Decorations
  • Flowers
  • Catering
  • Open Bar Charges
  • Wedding Cake
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Sound Systems (for ceremony, reception, dance )
  • Church Musicians
  • DJ
  • Cocktail hour / reception musicians / band
  • Entertainment – Flamenco dancers, entertainers etc, children’s entertainment, fire performers, fireworks
  • Wedding Favours
 For more information as to the detail of the weddings view our map below

TRAVEL COSTS AND OTHER PERSONAL EXPENSES

 

Of course, there are travel costs involved, airline tickets, airport transfer and accommodation. So the question arises ; “who pays for them ?

 According to wedding etiquette the wedding couple doesn’t have to pay for travel costs, and all extra’s which are not part of the wedding, like a welcoming dinner, day after excursion, etc.

However, some wedding couples do consider to pay for ( part of ) these costs for their guests, which is obviously highly appreciated by their guests.

However, this is a decision that each couple must make individually, guests cannot expect them to do so ! Let me illustrate that with an example ;

Imagine you’re getting married in your home town, and I’ve been invited, but I live at almost 4 hours by car.

Would you pay for my gasoline ?

Because your wedding ceremony is at 11 AM, and I don’t want to risk arriving late, I decide to come one day early, and stay for 2 nights in a hotel, since I don’t want to drive back after the party.

Would you pay for my hotel ?

With a bit of good planning, a wedding in Spain will also proof to be a good option for weddings abroad on a budget.

Curious about the cost of your destination wedding in Spain ?

Go to our Shop to choose the services or packages and add-on’s you would like, and request a quote, to get an idea of the approximate costs. Choose between services and options, and the free online wedding budget planner instantly calculates your wedding budget.

Afterwards you can still modify your choices to reach your budget. You can request a detailed personal quotation, with all info, photo’s, detailed prices, etc. All free of charge, and without any commitment whatsoever.

What is the cost of the venue ?

A wedding means for a venue a lot more preparation in comparison to a normal dinner. This cost is often calculated in the price of the menu, which is not fair, since the extra cost for the venue is about the same, regardless of the number of guests attending the wedding.

Therefore we have negotiated with most of our venues a very limited rental cost, regardless of the amount of people.

It goes without saying that a venue will be a lot less inclined to book the venue on an exclusive basis in top season or on a Saturday.  

After all 99% of Spanish weddings take place on a Saturday and are usually large groups with around 200 guests or more…

The only difference between wedding venues, is the type of menu they serve.

Some wedding venues offer budget menus, other more upscale venues offer more original menus with a higher price tag of course.

Due to the minimum menu the venues impose, your total wedding plan will be higher or lower in comparison to other venues.

Are you in the mood for a wedding now ?

Have a look at our galleries, or portfolio’s, services and testimonials.

What is the average cost of a wedding in the United States?

Depending on what you would like for your wedding size of 30 people, it could cost you from $22,579 – $37,631

plus an additional $162 per guest.  Have a look at a few charts below

The figures are about the same for a Wedding in the UK according to Brides Magazine.

So there you have it, the cost of a wedding abroad is about the same price or cheaper when you add in the travel cost and lodging for the bride, groom and wedding party.

Are you excited now to explore this possibility of a dream wedding in Spain ? Then reach out and contact us right now.

        

 

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Testimonials

Karen and Martin

I would highly recommend Paradise Event Planner as a service. All our questions were answered promptly and honestly during the planning. We always felt in control of our own decisions and yet appreciated the experienced advice provided. The attention to small details really made the day special. Your calm approach to a potentially stressful time helped to keep the nerves at bay. I was pleased that you allowed us lots of flexibility in our choices and didn't try to persuade us into anything we didn't want/need but appreciated your opinion when requested.
5.0
2017-08-10T11:55:45-04:00
I would highly recommend Paradise Event Planner as a service. All our questions were answered promptly and honestly during the planning. We always felt in control of our own decisions and yet appreciated the experienced advice provided. The attention to small details really made the day special. Your calm approach to a potentially stressful time helped to keep the nerves at bay. I was pleased that you allowed us lots of flexibility in our choices and didn't try to persuade us into anything we didn't want/need but appreciated your opinion when requested.

Simon & Claire

5.0
2017-08-11T07:54:27-04:00
We've just got back from our honeymoon and we wanted to thank you very much for all your hard work and professionalism arranging our wedding. It was exactly as we'd hoped and more - we loved everything.

Shane & Aideen

We would just like to thank you so much for all your hard work and all the effort you
put into our beautiful wedding, the music, the hotel, the meal, organizing everyone which was a job in itself! You kept everyone, including myself so calm. We had such a great time and everyone loved the day from beginning till the end, and they all had wonderful things to say about you. How you looked after people in the hotel on the day. Thank you again for the wonderful memories and time we had. I have nothing but the highest of praise for both you and the hotel staff.
5.0
2017-08-11T08:38:11-04:00
We would just like to thank you so much for all your hard work and all the effort you put into our beautiful wedding, the music, the hotel, the meal, organizing everyone which was a job in itself! You kept everyone, including myself so calm. We had such a great time and everyone loved the day from beginning till the end, and they all had wonderful things to say about you. How you looked after people in the hotel on the day. Thank you again for the wonderful memories and time we had. I have nothing but the highest of praise for both you and the hotel staff.

Dominic & Zoe

Hi Jennifer,

Wow WOW wow what a wonderful time we had. You did an incredible job. It was an amazing day and so so well organised. I didn't have to think about a thing.

The band where brilliant everyone is still talking about how good they where. The DJ was great and very chilled out. and the FLAMENCO was AMAZING!!! Well Dominic is now saying it was the best wedding present and one of the highlights of the day. I cannot believe then Dance until they are in pain, it adds to the emotion on their faces.
Like you said it gives you goose pimples.

You looked wonderful and all the guests said how great you where. You made the day so relaxing and easy for us. Thank you thank you thank you.
5.0
2017-08-11T09:57:07-04:00
Hi Jennifer, Wow WOW wow what a wonderful time we had. You did an incredible job. It was an amazing day and so so well organised. I didn't have to think about a thing. The band where brilliant everyone is still talking about how good they where. The DJ was great and very chilled out. and the FLAMENCO was AMAZING!!! Well Dominic is now saying it was the best wedding present and one of the highlights of the day. I cannot believe then Dance until they are in pain, it adds to the emotion on their faces. Like you said it gives you goose pimples. You looked wonderful and all the guests said how great you where. You made the day so relaxing and easy for us. Thank you thank you thank you.

Jer & Lorraine

Thank you for all your efforts, everyone totally enjoyed the day!
5.0
2017-08-11T08:13:41-04:00
Thank you for all your efforts, everyone totally enjoyed the day!

Karen & Dermot

Thank you for making our day special, our guests have commented on your professionalism and the way the day went so smoothly, there was a lovely flow to the day and evening!
5.0
2017-08-11T07:57:24-04:00
Thank you for making our day special, our guests have commented on your professionalism and the way the day went so smoothly, there was a lovely flow to the day and evening!

Paul & Alison

Thank you for everything!! We couldn’t have done it without the help from you. We have only got compliments from our guests about their whole experience in Mojacar so sending a huge thanks to you all. Maybe some day they will get married in Spain too & will highly recommend you guys!!

Thanks again & Take Care,
5.0
2017-05-09T10:27:08-04:00
Thank you for everything!! We couldn’t have done it without the help from you. We have only got compliments from our guests about their whole experience in Mojacar so sending a huge thanks to you all. Maybe some day they will get married in Spain too & will highly recommend you guys!! Thanks again & Take Care,

Linda & Dan

We both wanted to say a big thank you for all your support with our wedding. It was a truly perfect day!
5.0
2017-08-11T08:23:58-04:00
We both wanted to say a big thank you for all your support with our wedding. It was a truly perfect day!

 Conor & Diane

"We had the best day, our guests have been raving about it since and have complimented you on numerous occasions for how smoothly the whole day ran. 

Thanks so much for all your help over the last 18 months. Our wedding day could not have been any more perfect!"
5.0
2017-08-11T11:50:50-04:00
"We had the best day, our guests have been raving about it since and have complimented you on numerous occasions for how smoothly the whole day ran.  Thanks so much for all your help over the last 18 months. Our wedding day could not have been any more perfect!"

Adam & Louise

Hi guys,
I just arrived back in New York Yesterday after an absolutely fantastic few weeks. Adam and I want to thank you so very much for organizing and coordinating such a fantastic wedding... It really was (without sounding too dramatic!) the wedding of our dreams... Everything ran so smoothly and we can't thank you enough for all of your support, suggestions, organisation in the months before hand and co ordination on the day...


Our friends and family have not stopped talking about it and many have said that they doubt they'll ever attend a wedding quite like it again!! Many thanks! 
5.0
2017-08-11T10:33:10-04:00
Hi guys, I just arrived back in New York Yesterday after an absolutely fantastic few weeks. Adam and I want to thank you so very much for organizing and coordinating such a fantastic wedding... It really was (without sounding too dramatic!) the wedding of our dreams... Everything ran so smoothly and we can't thank you enough for all of your support, suggestions, organisation in the months before hand and co ordination on the day... Our friends and family have not stopped talking about it and many have said that they doubt they'll ever attend a wedding quite like it again!! Many thanks! 

Roy & Anne

Thank you so much to you and all the team for your help in celebrating the happiest day of our lives. It's been a whirlwind since the week before the wedding until now.

The wedding day was amazing, the food was out of this world (thank to your canape recommendations). the photography you provided was amazing and video, then the band was awesome and the DJ turned out to be a blast. The staff stayed well into the night so we could enjoy ourselves to the fullest 🙂
5.0
2017-08-09T10:37:53-04:00
Thank you so much to you and all the team for your help in celebrating the happiest day of our lives. It's been a whirlwind since the week before the wedding until now. The wedding day was amazing, the food was out of this world (thank to your canape recommendations). the photography you provided was amazing and video, then the band was awesome and the DJ turned out to be a blast. The staff stayed well into the night so we could enjoy ourselves to the fullest 🙂

Ellen & Kathy

So, we just wanted to say thanks so much for everything. We had such an amazing week in Nerja and a wonderful wedding day. Everything was absolutely perfect!!! The wedding in Mojacar was gorgeous and the hotel, that was the was spot on with everything. The horse and carriage was also amazing, the guests were very impressed, some even a little obsessed! There are lots of photos floating around of them! it was a lovely touch to the day!! I don't think we could have asked for anything more! 
5.0
2017-08-09T10:39:10-04:00
So, we just wanted to say thanks so much for everything. We had such an amazing week in Nerja and a wonderful wedding day. Everything was absolutely perfect!!! The wedding in Mojacar was gorgeous and the hotel, that was the was spot on with everything. The horse and carriage was also amazing, the guests were very impressed, some even a little obsessed! There are lots of photos floating around of them! it was a lovely touch to the day!! I don't think we could have asked for anything more! 

Larry & Caroline

Thank you so much for all you did to make our day and days so special. I cannot think of a single thing that did not go off like clockwork. It thoroughly vindicated our decision to get married abroad and every single guest has reiterated this to us.
5.0
2017-08-11T10:56:11-04:00
Thank you so much for all you did to make our day and days so special. I cannot think of a single thing that did not go off like clockwork. It thoroughly vindicated our decision to get married abroad and every single guest has reiterated this to us.

Steven & Martha

Our day was truly magical and stress free with thanks to Paradise Event Productions. Everything was so efficient and ran like clock work. The venue was perfect, food was excellent and service was impeccable. We never once worried or stressed over any of the arrangements because they were both so helpful and understanding. HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you and continue with your miracle work 🙂 love Martha and Stephen
5.0
2017-08-10T10:52:18-04:00
Our day was truly magical and stress free with thanks to Paradise Event Productions. Everything was so efficient and ran like clock work. The venue was perfect, food was excellent and service was impeccable. We never once worried or stressed over any of the arrangements because they were both so helpful and understanding. HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you and continue with your miracle work 🙂 love Martha and Stephen

Paul & Elaine

Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the wedding day and you did an excellent job with everything on the day and of course all the work over the last few months. We couldn’t have done it without you!
5.0
2017-08-11T07:56:34-04:00
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the wedding day and you did an excellent job with everything on the day and of course all the work over the last few months. We couldn’t have done it without you!
5.0
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