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.

        

 

Testimonials

Gavin & Sarah

Thank you again!

We really did have a perfect wedding. We are so happy with how it went and friends and family are still texting and emailing saying what a great time they had.

Back at work since yesterday which is tough but going to plan a honeymoon for later in the year so that will keep us going.
5.0
2014-09-09T10:50:54+00:00
Thank you again! We really did have a perfect wedding. We are so happy with how it went and friends and family are still texting and emailing saying what a great time they had. Back at work since yesterday which is tough but going to plan a honeymoon for later in the year so that will keep us going.

Oliver & Alexandra

Thank you and all your team for helping make Alex and Oliver wedding day absolutely PERFECT!!!!!!

They had the best day ever and so did we, all the guests did too J

We will post a testimonial on your website but wanted to thank you ladies personally.

All the very best for the future and take care.
5.0
2016-11-01T11:51:25+00:00
Thank you and all your team for helping make Alex and Oliver wedding day absolutely PERFECT!!!!!! They had the best day ever and so did we, all the guests did too J We will post a testimonial on your website but wanted to thank you ladies personally. All the very best for the future and take care.

David-Willetts-Smith

I'd like to say me and my wife highly recommend Swen and his team at Paradise Event Productions. We used his services for our wedding day and can highly recommend him. The red Auburn added to our perfect day in Espana!
Also his 4x4 off road day trip was great!
5.0
2017-08-22T08:57:13+00:00
I'd like to say me and my wife highly recommend Swen and his team at Paradise Event Productions. We used his services for our wedding day and can highly recommend him. The red Auburn added to our perfect day in Espana! Also his 4x4 off road day trip was great!

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+00:00
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! 

 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+00:00
"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!"

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+00:00
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.

Michael & Claire

I just wanted to thank you both for all you help and support planning the wedding, you did an amazing job and the wedding day was everything I wanted and more. All the guests commented at how smoothly every stage of the day went and that the day flowed perfectly so thank you so much, it really was the best day! I want to do it all over again now!! Thanks so much.
5.0
2016-09-09T09:25:47+00:00
I just wanted to thank you both for all you help and support planning the wedding, you did an amazing job and the wedding day was everything I wanted and more. All the guests commented at how smoothly every stage of the day went and that the day flowed perfectly so thank you so much, it really was the best day! I want to do it all over again now!! Thanks so much.

Mark & Kelli

A huge thank you for doing such a fantastic job of our wedding, which I have to say is the best I’ve ever been to! ... I cant think of one negative thing to say about the whole week (except perhaps that the day didn’t last long enough!).
5.0
2017-08-11T08:02:08+00:00
A huge thank you for doing such a fantastic job of our wedding, which I have to say is the best I’ve ever been to! ... I cant think of one negative thing to say about the whole week (except perhaps that the day didn’t last long enough!).

Victor & Cathy

We were so happy how the day went and that all ran so smoothly.  We and our guests enjoyed everything about the day,the music at the ceremony, entertainment for the evening, the food, the priest, the photographer,hairdresser etc.  And all of this was made possible by you so we would like to sincerely thank you for making this such an enjoyable day for us that we will cherish in all of our days.
5.0
2017-08-11T11:54:15+00:00
We were so happy how the day went and that all ran so smoothly.  We and our guests enjoyed everything about the day,the music at the ceremony, entertainment for the evening, the food, the priest, the photographer,hairdresser etc.  And all of this was made possible by you so we would like to sincerely thank you for making this such an enjoyable day for us that we will cherish in all of our days.

Richard & Kathryn

Hi Paradise Event Productions,

Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you so much for helping us to have the best day we could possibly have hoped for! We really enjoyed the whole week but of course most of all our wedding day. We have lots of very happy memories and can’t stop talking about it to whoever will listen!! Thanks again for helping us to make it happen.


 Love & best wishes,


Richard & Kathryn
5.0
2017-08-11T11:34:41+00:00
Hi Paradise Event Productions, Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you so much for helping us to have the best day we could possibly have hoped for! We really enjoyed the whole week but of course most of all our wedding day. We have lots of very happy memories and can’t stop talking about it to whoever will listen!! Thanks again for helping us to make it happen.  Love & best wishes, Richard & Kathryn

Brad & Jen

I just wanted to thank you both again for such a fantastic, seamless, enjoyable day. Everyone had such a fantastic time - especially us. Though the lead-up to the wedding was a bit hectic, we'd happily do it all again - perhaps without moving house, job etc.
5.0
2015-05-09T11:34:42+00:00
I just wanted to thank you both again for such a fantastic, seamless, enjoyable day. Everyone had such a fantastic time - especially us. Though the lead-up to the wedding was a bit hectic, we'd happily do it all again - perhaps without moving house, job etc.

David & Hilary

Thanks very much for all you did to make our wedding day perfect, ceremony, food, music, everything! Everyone had a ball.
5.0
2017-08-11T07:46:35+00:00
Thanks very much for all you did to make our wedding day perfect, ceremony, food, music, everything! Everyone had a ball.

Graham & Lynda

Well we are finally back in the land of the living after a wonderful honeymoon, but to be fair, nothing could top the amazing day we had on the 4th September!!!

We cannot thank you both enough for making it such a magical day, but most of all, we were overwhelmed by all the work and organisation you put into it – it meant that we had a hassle-free day that we enjoyed every minute of and our guests cannot stop raving about!!  From the Wally Trolley to the piper to the fairytale venue to the fireworks, everyone agreed it was the best wedding they had been to and Graham and I are convinced they are not just being polite!

Thanks again for everything you did for us, we are so very very appreciative and we wish you both the very best for everything in the future.
5.0
2017-08-11T10:10:37+00:00
Well we are finally back in the land of the living after a wonderful honeymoon, but to be fair, nothing could top the amazing day we had on the 4th September!!! We cannot thank you both enough for making it such a magical day, but most of all, we were overwhelmed by all the work and organisation you put into it – it meant that we had a hassle-free day that we enjoyed every minute of and our guests cannot stop raving about!!  From the Wally Trolley to the piper to the fairytale venue to the fireworks, everyone agreed it was the best wedding they had been to and Graham and I are convinced they are not just being polite! Thanks again for everything you did for us, we are so very very appreciative and we wish you both the very best for everything in the future.

Leon & Stephanie

We just wanted to say thank you very much for the enormous amount of help we had from you both in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself. It turned out to be a perfect day in every way. We know that it wouldn't have been so perfect without your help so a million thanks from us both.

From the first meeting you understood us as a couple and exactly what we wanted the day to be like, which was the most important thing. You then provided us with the guidance we needed through the whole planning process and supported us with the best services we could have asked for. 


Thank you! 
5.0
2017-08-11T09:47:28+00:00
We just wanted to say thank you very much for the enormous amount of help we had from you both in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself. It turned out to be a perfect day in every way. We know that it wouldn't have been so perfect without your help so a million thanks from us both. From the first meeting you understood us as a couple and exactly what we wanted the day to be like, which was the most important thing. You then provided us with the guidance we needed through the whole planning process and supported us with the best services we could have asked for.  Thank you! 

Johnny & Nicola

Thanks a million, it was brilliant!
5.0
2017-08-11T08:10:52+00:00
Thanks a million, it was brilliant!
5.0
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