How can you plan a cheap destination wedding in Europe? Read along! Destination weddings are a fun and unique way to celebrate your special day with the person you love. With careful planning, you can have the elopement or intimate wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.
Hiring vendors for your destination wedding can be expensive, but if you look at local businesses near the destination you are visiting, you can often find options that offer much more value. Also, many new artists just starting out, will be charging a more affordable rate as they build their portfolio. They also often collaborate with photographers as a trade for quality photos. You can search Instagram or tik-tok to find artists willing to do so. By working with local vendors and businesses, you’ll get great service while saving money on your wedding expenses. Plus, knowing you are supporting local businesses makes the experience even better. If you want to go the most cost-effective route for something like florals, buy from a local grocery store to put a bouquet together yourself! Pinterest is full of ideas! The bride below did just that 🙂
One way to cut costs when planning a cheap destination wedding in Europe is to be creative with food and beverage options. Instead of having a sit-down meal for every day on vacation, hit up a local market. You can buy handmade pasta noodles, fresh figs, sheep cheese or homemade bread – you get to try local cuisine in a new country but for a much cheaper price! If you’re having an outdoor wedding, consider grilling on a camping stove or packing a picnic! If you plan to go to a pub or fancy dinner the evening that you elope, save a bit of money by having a few beers from the store first, too. 😉
It’s important to find the right location in Europe for your destination wedding that fits within your budget. I’d start by researching local parks and beaches. There are many public locations that don’t require a permit or fee. It’s one of the best reasons to elope or have an intimate wedding! There are also many dreamy Airbnb’s that allow the exchanging of vows on their properties. It can double as your accommodation + venue with a beautiful view! If you choose an Airbnb or venue, look into booking them mid-week, which could be much more affordable than peak times. If you’re planning a destination wedding abroad, look into cheaper alternatives such as small towns, instead of famous cities or tourist hot spots.
Afton Seeser Photography specijalizirana je za obiteljsku fotografiju, bijegove, sastanke parova i intimnu fotografiju vjenčanja. Ja sam fotograf u Zadru, ali putujem po cijeloj Europi. Chat uskoro! xo foto Zadar