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

Mark & Ciara

Thanks so much for the well wishes, we had an absolute ball, a big part down to your amazing work. Everything went off without a hitch, our friends are still talking about ‘the best wedding they’ve ever been to’!! Everything ran so smoothly and it was such a relaxing day knowing that Joan had everything sorted in advance, so reassuring. 
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2017-08-11T11:39:32+00:00
Thanks so much for the well wishes, we had an absolute ball, a big part down to your amazing work. Everything went off without a hitch, our friends are still talking about ‘the best wedding they’ve ever been to’!! Everything ran so smoothly and it was such a relaxing day knowing that Joan had everything sorted in advance, so reassuring. 

Kevin & Isabel

Well we are finally back in the UK and have 5 minutes to sit down and think about our big day, WOW what a great job you did for us, we really appreciated all your help and it could not have run so smoothly if you were not there to help. Every single person we spoke to has said that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to and the friends who live in Mojacar have said that it was the best night out they have ever had !!!! So you all deserve a well earned pat on the back and a big thank you again from us both. We would highly recommend Paradise Event Productions to anyone who is looking to get married and that we would like to thank you again for all your help and support.
5.0
2015-06-09T09:11:08+00:00
Well we are finally back in the UK and have 5 minutes to sit down and think about our big day, WOW what a great job you did for us, we really appreciated all your help and it could not have run so smoothly if you were not there to help. Every single person we spoke to has said that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to and the friends who live in Mojacar have said that it was the best night out they have ever had !!!! So you all deserve a well earned pat on the back and a big thank you again from us both. We would highly recommend Paradise Event Productions to anyone who is looking to get married and that we would like to thank you again for all your help and support.

Joey & Joanne

We cannot recommend Paradise Event Productions enough. It whas a stroll in the park from beginning to end. We chose them through a recommendation of a friend & we are so glad we did. everything was taken care of, from flowers, music, venue, transport church, paperwork, the bbq the following day to name but a few! The day itself was a total dream. from getting ready in the hotel, & making sure everyone (including me!) were on time for the church - it all went so smoothly, cava afterwards on the terrace & onto our fabulous venue. Paradise Event Productions thank you so so much for making it such a special & stress free day. We could not have done it without you, we will never forget you guys xx
5.0
2017-08-10T11:51:50+00:00
We cannot recommend Paradise Event Productions enough. It whas a stroll in the park from beginning to end. We chose them through a recommendation of a friend & we are so glad we did. everything was taken care of, from flowers, music, venue, transport church, paperwork, the bbq the following day to name but a few! The day itself was a total dream. from getting ready in the hotel, & making sure everyone (including me!) were on time for the church - it all went so smoothly, cava afterwards on the terrace & onto our fabulous venue. Paradise Event Productions thank you so so much for making it such a special & stress free day. We could not have done it without you, we will never forget you guys xx

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.

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!).

Dave & Orla

We just wanted to say thank you for making our day, you were really
wonderful!  You took all the worry out of everything and left us free to
relax and enjoy the day.
5.0
2017-08-11T08:15:54+00:00
We just wanted to say thank you for making our day, you were really wonderful!  You took all the worry out of everything and left us free to relax and enjoy the day.

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+00:00
We both wanted to say a big thank you for all your support with our wedding. It was a truly perfect day!

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.

Johnny & Nicola

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

Stuart & Lynne

Excellent support both before and on the day!
5.0
2017-08-10T12:02:00+00:00
Excellent support both before and on the day!

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+00:00
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,

Sam & Emma

It was Beautiful. On our special day, Rob made sure our day went perfect, and it really was. Our food was BEAUTIFUL!! All our guest's thoroughly enjoyed it. The Spanish Tunas made our day special too. Everything was Perfect!! We want to do it all again!!!!!! Maybe we'll return in 10 years for our renewal of our vows!!!!!!
5.0
2017-08-11T11:56:57+00:00
It was Beautiful. On our special day, Rob made sure our day went perfect, and it really was. Our food was BEAUTIFUL!! All our guest's thoroughly enjoyed it. The Spanish Tunas made our day special too. Everything was Perfect!! We want to do it all again!!!!!! Maybe we'll return in 10 years for our renewal of our vows!!!!!!

Mark & Gráinne

We just wanted to e-mail you to say thank you.  I don't know where to start but from our first meeting back in October you have been excellent.  You really helped to make our special day extra special - it was like a fairy tale to us.  We are finding it hard to come back down to earth now after it all!

 

 You couldn't have been any more helpful and everything ran so smoothly on the day. Everyone commented on how hard you worked on the wedding day no-one could believe it - thank you.  The church was excellent, Casa, food, flowers, cars, music - there is nothing we would change.  It was just magical.  

 

Thanks a million!

 Gráinne and Mark
5.0
2017-08-11T11:52:50+00:00
We just wanted to e-mail you to say thank you.  I don't know where to start but from our first meeting back in October you have been excellent.  You really helped to make our special day extra special - it was like a fairy tale to us.  We are finding it hard to come back down to earth now after it all!    You couldn't have been any more helpful and everything ran so smoothly on the day. Everyone commented on how hard you worked on the wedding day no-one could believe it - thank you.  The church was excellent, Casa, food, flowers, cars, music - there is nothing we would change.  It was just magical.     Thanks a million!  Gráinne and Mark

Joe & Claire

Thank you so much for making our wedding so stress free and easy. It was an amazing venue and everyone really enjoyed themselves, we couldn't have asked for more!
You made our day run so smoothly and thought of everything!
We are already looking forward to visiting next year.
5.0
2017-08-10T11:14:38+00:00
Thank you so much for making our wedding so stress free and easy. It was an amazing venue and everyone really enjoyed themselves, we couldn't have asked for more! You made our day run so smoothly and thought of everything! We are already looking forward to visiting next year.
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