05 Feb The Cost of a Wedding in Ibiza
Ibiza is a sizable island in the Balearic Islands, situated between the European and African continents. Ibiza is an extremely popular holiday destination and a real gem for international weddings, as well. With its breathtaking landscapes, milky sands, long days of sunshine and sugar-cube villas, it’s no wonder that the “White Island” is one of the most favored wedding destinations in Europe.
From beachfront locations to charming countryside settings, there are a huge variety of venues in Ibiza to suit any wedding couple’s dream. The Balearic Islands offer stylish boutique hotels, exclusive villas and gorgeous estates. With traditional Spanish charm and sophistication, Ibiza is the perfect place to celebrate for large and small wedding parties alike.
Beachfront blessings are a real forte of this Balearic beauty. Ibiza beaches are ideal for intimate weddings, barefoot on the sand with a simple ceremony and reception.
Ibiza weddings are not the cheapest, though. Lower budget weddings start around 15,000 euros, a regular wedding costs around 25,000 euros and luxurious weddings have a budget of 50,000 euros or more on the island.
Organizing your wedding in May, June or September is ideal, because these months attract less tourists, accommodation and venue prices are lower in Ibiza. July and August are the hottest months and the island is full of tourists. April and October are still fine for outdoor ceremonies, the weather is mild and you can get the best prices during these months.
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Residents of Ibiza are legally married in a civil ceremony at their local town hall. The only way to legally marry in Ibiza is if one of you has Spanish nationality or Catholic faith. If neither of you is Catholic or resident, you can still hold your wedding ceremony in Ibiza, following your civil marriage in your home country.
There are a lot of local English-speaking Catholic priests who can conduct the wedding ceremony. Catholic ceremonies include a donation for the Catholic church, which is between 400 and 700 euros, as well as a donation for the priest, which is between 250 and 350 euros and an extra fee would apply for a wedding church organizer, ranging from 450 to 550 euros. To sum it up, an Ibiza church wedding starts at 1,500 euros.
For symbolic weddings you can choose a person specialized in wedding blessings. You can organize the ceremony on a beach view terrace, on a cliff top, at a restaurant, at a private villa or in a hotel garden. A wedding celebrant will cost you 350-750 euros in Ibiza.
Wedding venues have a fee of 1,500 to 22,000 euros in Ibiza depending on the location and season, while some restaurants don’t have a rental fee, if you don’t ask for exclusivity.
Some venues have their own wedding planners, who are in connection with selected wedding vendors, however in this case there is a markup on the prices.
For smaller weddings renting a villa might be an optimal solution, since it could serve both as an accommodation and a wedding venue. Renting a villa for a week is in the range of 2,000 and 50,000 euros, we can say that 6,000-8,000 euros is an average sum.
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A three-course dinner costs on average 50-100 euros per person in Ibiza, without drinks. Regarding drink prices, you can count with an additional 20-40 euros per person. Alternatively, you can also have an open bar for 3-4 hours, which serves your guest for around 15 euros per person, at an hourly rate. On top of this, wedding cakes cost 400 euros on average on the island.
You can easily spend thousands of euros on flowers and decoration in Ibiza, prices vary with the seasons. Bridal bouquets cost between 100 and 150 euros. You might also need flowers for centerpieces, wedding arches, bridesmaids’ bouquets, buttonholes, petal cones, aisle flowers or canape table centerpieces. While décor and flower arrangement prices start at 800 euros in Ibiza, the limit is only the starry sky and décor expenses can easily reach 20,000 euros.
Wedding photography prices for a full day start from 1,500 euros in Ibiza. Weigert Images also offers wedding photography at really good rates in Ibiza, please feel free to contact us.
Cinema quality wedding film prices are a bit higher than wedding photography rates in Ibiza, since there is more camera gear and equipment included and in many cases two or three cinematographers work instead of just one. Weigert Images’ wedding film services are also available in Ibiza, please feel free to write to us.
A wedding DJ with a sound system will set you back with 700 to 1,500 euros in Ibiza. If you want a nicely lit dancefloor area, too, you are definitely at the higher end of the price range.
You can also hire a band of 3 or 4 members including their technical equipment, which will cost you 2,000-8,000 euros in Ibiza. Having a live orchestra or a soloist during reception will cost you an additional 300-400 euros.
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Renting a wedding car for your Ibiza wedding is an elegant solution for transportation between locations, it will cost you between 300 and 600 euros on the average, generally classic cars are more expensive. You might also have expenses for the transportation of your guests, providing buses has an approximate cost of 600 euros.
Hair and make-up, including trials is around 400-600 euros in Ibiza.
The average price of a wedding dress is 1,500 euros in Ibiza. Wedding dress prices depend a lot on the chosen brand and designer, you can find dresses between 500 and 15,000 euros. Accessories of the bride, like veil, headdress, underwear, shoes and jewelry will add around 400-800 euros more.
The groom’s outfit and accessories including shoes, cufflinks, tie or bow tie is less expensive than the bride’s dress, you can count with 1,200 euros on average.
You can also give a small souvenir or gift for the guests, which is around 4 euros per person. The stationary, including invitations, menu cards and the seating plan can set you back with 400-700 euros additionally.
After your wedding you can also spend 3,000-5,000 euros on your honeymoon, but if you have a destination wedding in Ibiza, the best idea might be to stay on this beautiful island.
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