We both know how expensive weddings can be… and if you’re planning from abroad, is almost impossible to see with your own eyes how things are going to look. This makes it even harder to verify what’s necessary and what can be avoided to reduce costs!
This is not a saving guide, but I’ll explain briefly in some graphics how things work. You will learn a thing or two.
As you can see, most couples don’t pay for the wedding themselves. Most of them get help from their parents, even if some of them regret the decision afterwards. Make sure things stay clear, and if you decide to get someone’s help, explain to them that you will end up making decisions for better or worse, and they are not entitled to decide because they pay for it.
Destination Weddings tend to be cheaper but it’s not always the case. You can plan something simple or create the most stunning setup in front of the beach, as you would do back home in a different venue. This kind of things add a lot of expenses and reduces your overall budget at the end of the day.
One of the main differences that reduce costs is the amount of guests. Having to pay for 200 people is not the same than having to pay for 30, or 40 family members. If you get married in a hotel, you can always reduce costs by having a meal for a large group at a restaurant, instead of a private dinner. This simple change can save up to a couple thousand dollars if you have over 70 people.
Destination Wedding Costs:
- 27% Of the couples pay for the Wedding themselves.
- 23.800 dollars is the average price for a Destination Wedding.
- 3.000 dollars is the average amount of money you save getting married abroad: Having fewer guests is one of the reasons
- Destination Wedding receptions cost, on average, 41% less than Traditional Weddings. You can have cheaper receptions in Destination Weddings.