Each wedding is different, as are the wishes of each wedding couple so inevitably the total cost will vary.
Weddings in Spain are cheaper than weddings in other countries because ;
- The Spanish mainland ( not Ibiza ) is much cheaper then most other wedding destinations
- Due to competition, prices for hotels, food, drinks, etc are much lower then in other countries and regions
- Due to the number of weddings we organize, we’re able to negotiate the best prices
- With an average of 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, EasyJet and many others, the costs of flying is considerably lower.
Add everything up and the total wedding budget for a wedding in Spain is usually lower then for a traditional wedding back home. Even if it it is more expensive, the experience, relaxed atmosphere, sunny climate, etc makes it all worthwhile.
The cost of a wedding abroad can be divided into 4 parts. Understanding the importance of each part, is 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.
This is the cost of planning your wedding. and it’s usually the smallest part of your budget. Due to our personalized approach we can save a lot of time in planning a wedding.
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
- Wedding Cake
- Pre & Post wedding events
- Wedding Website
- Guest Services
- Liaise with vendors on your behalf
We work with many preferred vendors offering you discounts on products and services.
Don’t forget to budget other fees:
- Wedding Cars
- Transportation Shuttles
- Church rental / administration fees
- Minister for blessing or ceremony
- Open Bar Charges
- Wedding Cake
- Sound Systems (for ceremony, reception, dance )
- Church Musicians
- Cocktail hour / reception musicians / band
- Entertainment – Flamenco dancers, entertainers etc, children’s entertainment, fire performers, fireworks
- Wedding Favours
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.
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