The cost of a destination wedding

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In this next post, we want to explain and detail the cost of a destination wedding, as we know it is hard to find this type of information when couples want to celebrate their wedding in a different country.

It is a difficult topic if you don’t know the specific requisites that are necessary to establish a base budget, but once you have one, everything will be a lot more simple and you will be able to enjoy the preparations.

Wedding beach ceremony in Alicante
Myriam y Hedger. Photography: Hanna Baranava / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Aspects to take into account if you are going to celebrate a destination regarding costs:
  • Firstly it is important to forget the idea that destination weddings are more expensive than other weddings. In fact, it’s usually the opposite: think – the number of guests will be smaller (not everyone is going to travel so many kilometres for a wedding of an acquaintance), and so the costs lower considerably.
  • As an intimate wedding, and thus more economical, you can dedicate more money to designing the wedding of your dreams: floral decoration, details for your guests, wedding dress or the selection of an exclusive location.
  • More than a wedding, it is a celebration that will last for several days, at least 2 or 3, and can be extended for up to a whole week. In this time you can do a whole host of actives with your loved ones, you can stay in an exclusive villa and enjoy an authentic holiday.
  • In relation to the previous point, you can organise your honeymoon in the same country as the wedding. You will start your honeymoon as soon as you get married, without worrying about bags and travelling the day after your big day.

Now that we have reviewed the advantages of organising a destination wedding, what do you say if we make a list to prepare the base budget? Let’s see point by point:

Locations for weddings

The first cost which you have to keep in mind is that of the location of the wedding. There are some which offer you a complete package with ceremony, banquet and party, and for others you are simply just charged rent.

Ceremony and banquet

For the latter case of location, in which you just pay rent, you have to organise the ceremony and the banquet. The price depends on if you are inside or outdoors, if there is anything to add or no decoration, and, above anything, the price of the menu per person for the banquet. Note: don’t forget to add the price of the wedding cake. We recommend 150g of cake per guest.

Female wedding
Julia y Alina. Photography: Olya Kobruseva / Wedding Planner: Natalia Ortiz
Rent

Being a destination wedding, the guests will need some sort of accommodation. If it is a small wedding, there are more options to enjoy your stay in a villa or a boutique hotel all together.


Music

Music is the fundamental element of the wedding entertainment and will be present in several different moments: ceremony, cocktails and banquet (optional) and dancing. You must think how important this aspect is for you and hire the musicians according to the style you want and the DJ hours that you will need.



Photography and video


What is more important than the memories of your wedding day? If there is something that you can’t skimp on, it´s the photography of your wedding. Take into account whether you want a video, there are some photography studios that also offer this service.

Wedding in Girona
Angelina y Sergei. Photography: Aljosa Petric / Organisation: Natalia Ortiz
Transport

On the one hand, you should add the price of transport for guests from your country to destination country, and on the other, from the airport to the place where you will celebrate the wedding. In Natalia Ortiz Weddings and Events we can hire a private plane with space for 50 people who will arrive all together.

Stationery

Regarding stationery you have to take into account the invitations, the menu, and the seating plan. Additionally, you have to add the card with directions to the location, dress code or even thank you cards.

Wedding weekend in Madrid
Wedding Silje y Thomas. Photographs: Alla Yachkulo of Buenas Photos / Wedding Planner: Natalia Ortiz
Styling

Although the dress comes with you from your country, on the day of the wedding you should hire a stylist who will do the makeup and hair of the bride and if you wish, of some of the family.

Decoration

The decoration of a wedding is very important since it will determine the style of the event. Some locations are already very decorative and reflect your own style, while others need more work. We recommend dividing the decoration into various points in the budget, dedicating most of it to floral design.

Wedding in Valencia
Wedding Anastasia and Richard. Photographs: Buenas Photos / Wedding planner: Natalia Ortiz
Wedding planner

And last but not least, the hiring of a wedding planner who knows the country where the wedding will be in detail, and who can help you with each and every one of the previous points so you only have to enjoy yourself. In addition, they could organise activities for the days before and after the wedding, as much for the couple as for the guests.

To know in more detail about the prices of each one of these services, you can visit this page or write to use at info.svadbavispanii.ru.

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