Frequently Asked Questions for Weddings Abroad – How Much Does a Wedding Abroad Cost?
Usually this is first questions we get asked by couples on the very start of their journey for planning their wedding abroad. The Bridal Consultant has designed sample wedding packages for two reasons, one, to give an overall idea of what the wedding day will cost based on their number of guests and for those that want a simple solution to a stress free wedding abroad.
The packages almost always are tailored by each couple to make their day personal to them.
As for cost per destination from value to most expensive, are Zakynthos, Rhodes, Kos and Crete with Samos and Santorini and Italy being the more expensive destinations.
Regardless of destination a wedding abroad compared to a wedding in the UK is still more cost effective as a wedding abroad is more the often smaller. Weddings abroad takes place later in the day, due to the heat, so there is only one meal served rather than two in the UK (formal dinner followed by evening buffet). And let’s face it, dressing a wedding abroad is a lot less expensive as you have an amazing view and setting to work with.
However even though a wedding abroad is cheaper, there’s likely to be compromises, you still need to consider your overall budget before booking a venue and making plans. As a general rule I suggest our sample packages not exceed 70 to 80% of your total budget, allowing you to add on extras if you wish. However for those wanting a super relaxed wedding our packages can be taken exactly as they are, we’ve made sure all the necessary items you’d need are included. We’ve planned many weddings, very successfully using one of our sample packages.
For example; if your total budget is 10,000euros then make sure the sample package for the venue you’re considering doesn’t exceed 7 to 8k. Leaving you a good amount for any extras you might want to add, like more drinks or extra decoration.
For venues where all inclusive drinks are included and lots of decoration (some in Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos) you wont need to leave as much additional budget, if anything at all, for extras. Ask us about your particular venue and destination.