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

Daniel & Sarah

We don't know where to begin to thank you and everyone behind the scenes who helped out for the incredible all around effort. Every aspect of the wedding was expertly coordinated. 'Thank you' just doesn't cut it. Really. You went above and beyond. We couldn't imagine the day without your assistance.
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2017-08-11T11:46:07+00:00
We don't know where to begin to thank you and everyone behind the scenes who helped out for the incredible all around effort. Every aspect of the wedding was expertly coordinated. 'Thank you' just doesn't cut it. Really. You went above and beyond. We couldn't imagine the day without your assistance.

Siobhan & Craig

I would just like to thank you so much for all the hard work and the huge effort you put into our beautiful wedding, it was the most amazing day. Everything went perfect, from the venue, catering, minister, and the DJ was fantastic !  All our guests had a brilliant time.  Everyone commented on how hard you worked and how much they enjoyed it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your service to anyone, our wedding was without a doubt even better than we ever hoped or dreamed it would be.
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2017-08-11T09:53:07+00:00
I would just like to thank you so much for all the hard work and the huge effort you put into our beautiful wedding, it was the most amazing day. Everything went perfect, from the venue, catering, minister, and the DJ was fantastic !  All our guests had a brilliant time.  Everyone commented on how hard you worked and how much they enjoyed it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your service to anyone, our wedding was without a doubt even better than we ever hoped or dreamed it would be.

Ronan & Audrey

Hi guys, hope your keeping well? We 're just about getting back to normal life now. We've both been working constantly since we got back from the honeymoon! I just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing and absolutely unforgettable day. Thank you so much for all your help and support to make our wedding day so special!

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2017-08-11T10:19:38+00:00
Hi guys, hope your keeping well? We 're just about getting back to normal life now. We've both been working constantly since we got back from the honeymoon! I just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing and absolutely unforgettable day. Thank you so much for all your help and support to make our wedding day so special!

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
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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

Matt & Laura

For a year and a half you guys helped us immensely with every aspect of our planning for our big day. No question was too silly or small and if you were busy, your lovely assistant Rob was always on hand and just as helpful. Swen helped us create exactly what we wanted from the smallest details to the really big! Even a month on, our guests are still talking about how amazing everything was and that it was the best wedding they've ever attended! As Swen has lots of experience he can really advise you of the best decisions etc. Swen has helped us make our dream a reality and we cant thank him enough for this.
5.0
2017-08-11T11:44:39+00:00
For a year and a half you guys helped us immensely with every aspect of our planning for our big day. No question was too silly or small and if you were busy, your lovely assistant Rob was always on hand and just as helpful. Swen helped us create exactly what we wanted from the smallest details to the really big! Even a month on, our guests are still talking about how amazing everything was and that it was the best wedding they've ever attended! As Swen has lots of experience he can really advise you of the best decisions etc. Swen has helped us make our dream a reality and we cant thank him enough for this.

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.

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+00:00
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.

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.

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.

David & Joann

We had such a a fantastic day in Torre San Juan for our wedding. It was great to have someone take the stress away from the day itself. The staff and food at the venue was also fantastic. Everyone commented on the cake especially. Last but not least, the DJ was absolutely fantastic and made the night for us, my guests are still talking about him. Nerja is a fantastic spot and absolutely beautiful, I would recommend it to anyone, we have beautiful memories to treasure forever!
5.0
2017-08-11T08:44:10+00:00
We had such a a fantastic day in Torre San Juan for our wedding. It was great to have someone take the stress away from the day itself. The staff and food at the venue was also fantastic. Everyone commented on the cake especially. Last but not least, the DJ was absolutely fantastic and made the night for us, my guests are still talking about him. Nerja is a fantastic spot and absolutely beautiful, I would recommend it to anyone, we have beautiful memories to treasure forever!

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!

Family of Ricardo

We were extremely happy with all at Paradise Event Productions, both Rob, Swen and team helped along every step of the planning process and their support on the wedding day itself was second to none. We would strongly recommend them as they made the whole day run smoothly and this meant we could enjoy every minute without the stress of worrying about the little things. Thank you so much to all at Paradise Event Productions for helping make our day so so special.
5.0
2016-10-09T10:33:38+00:00
We were extremely happy with all at Paradise Event Productions, both Rob, Swen and team helped along every step of the planning process and their support on the wedding day itself was second to none. We would strongly recommend them as they made the whole day run smoothly and this meant we could enjoy every minute without the stress of worrying about the little things. Thank you so much to all at Paradise Event Productions for helping make our day so so special.

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!!!!!!

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,

Ted & Karen

I just wanted to say how fantastic everything was and I could never have imagined that I could have had such a lovely, relaxed wedding day filled with so many wonderful things. It felt very surreal being in the pool with my friends before the ceremony, without a care in the world! The whole day just kept getting better and better and was truly magical, and if asked for a highlight, I would not be able to make up my mind between the settings, the food or the flamenco....all absolutely amazing! I have so many lovely memories and I can't thank you enough for all your hard work and vision!
5.0
2017-08-11T08:19:26+00:00
I just wanted to say how fantastic everything was and I could never have imagined that I could have had such a lovely, relaxed wedding day filled with so many wonderful things. It felt very surreal being in the pool with my friends before the ceremony, without a care in the world! The whole day just kept getting better and better and was truly magical, and if asked for a highlight, I would not be able to make up my mind between the settings, the food or the flamenco....all absolutely amazing! I have so many lovely memories and I can't thank you enough for all your hard work and vision!
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