So I know why you’re really here. You want the lowdown on how much it costs to get married in Portugal. Let’s start with the disclaimer.
Important notes on budgeting to get married in Portugal
I avoid talking about blanket average numbers because every wedding is different. I cannot stress this enough. EVERY WEDDING IS DIFFERENT. And your budget spend will always depend on your final choices. If have done a £70k wedding with a £1k flower budget and a £25k wedding with a £4k flower budget. You need to understand that how much things cost completely depends on what you really want, where you’re getting married, what your priorities are in your wedding budget, who is able to help you out etc. (I’m working on a wedding budgeting series so stay tuned for that!)
In a Destination weddings context, you also need to realise that there are package planners who will create an entire wedding for 50 people for 8000€ with set conditions and set suppliers. This is perfect for you if you want everything done for you with very little choice in the suppliers that work on your wedding. However if you want a truly personalised wedding, the costs fluctuate depending on what you want.
I'd like to reframe the question as "how far will my money go" rather than "how much will it cost". If you have a 25,000€ budget, great! If you have an 100,000€, amazing! Run with it and see what fabulousness you can create.
For more personalised budgeting help, check out our Personalised Planning Roadmap service which includes a budget plan made for you!
Average Wedding Costs in Portugal
Here is a sample of average wedding costs for the destination weddings in Portugal that I create.
Photography - €1500-2500
Videography - €1500 - 2500
Classic Portuguese "Quinta" Venue, Food and Drink package (inc open bar and evening food) - €100 - 120 per person
Historical Venue, Food and Drink package (inc open bar and evening food) - €160 - 200 per person
Flowers - €2000
Venue dressing - €1500-4000 (hugely variable)
Live music - €400 for one musician, €600-800 for duo or trio, €700-4000 for full band depending on the configuration and length of sets
DJ - €1000-2500 (inc lighting and sound tech)
Celebrant - €500-800
Cake - €300-500 (can come free with the venue for a simple cake)
Stationery - €200-500 for design costs, printing at an extra cost
Hair and Makeup - €300-500 for bride, €100 per extra guests e.g bridesmaid, Mum etc
Photobooth - €400- 600
Transport - €1000-2000
Wedding car - €500+
Average Overall Budgets in Portugal
30-40 guests: €15,000
40-50 guests: €18,000
50-60 guests: €20,000
60-70 guests: €25,000
70-80 guests: €27,000
80-90 guests: €28,000
90-100 guests: €30,000
100-120 guests: €35,000
120-150 guests: €40,000
Sample budgets are difficult to create and deliver. Your wedding services can be lower or higher than this depending on what you want. If you would like personalised help with working out an effective budget for your wedding in Portugal, check out our Personalised Planning Roadmap service where I can make a customised budget for you plus give you the tools to plan your dream destination wedding in Portugal! Click here to find out more
I hope this article was helpful for you and if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!