How to save money on your destination wedding in Croatia

Once you decide to have a destination wedding, which mostly means far away from home, then you have already decided that the expenses around your wedding might be higher than if you stayed at home and got married in a local church having dinner at a local restaurant. But what the heck, you want your perfect day to be on the perfect spot, possibly on the place you had your first vacation together or the country where you met at a summer festival.

The decision has been made, you are getting married abroad and it is going to be Croatia. Now that you know what you want, it is time to plan the whole thing. And here is where we come to the budget. You realize that your ideas are limitless, but your budget is not. Let’s give you some tips on how to save money on your destination wedding in Croatia, without being cheap and making your wedding look less great than it should.



First things first. Set your priorities. Is it the dress? Is it the venue? The photographers? Put down a number you can and want to spend on this special day. Make a list of things you definitely need from 1 being the most important to 10 being less important. If you are inviting people to your wedding and not only having an elopement wedding make sure not to try to save money by being cheap on the food. Do keep in mind that your guests have traveled a long way to be there with you, so this can’t be something you should save money on.

Nowadays, a lot of people want to get married outdoors by the sea in Croatia, which is clearly understandable given the fact that nature in Croatia is just terrific. An important thing to bear in mind is that getting married outdoors by a legal officiant in Croatia is connected with higher costs than getting married in the city hall. The price raises on weekends and is lower on weekdays. Maybe you should consider getting married on a weekday instead of a weekend? Or you can have a symbolic wedding ceremony at the venue and do the legal part in the city hall instead and save up some money.


Another thing about weekdays is that some venues charge lower privatization fees on those days as well, so choosing a weekday for your wedding could be a saver.

To save up some money during the reception it might be a good idea to limit the variety of drinks you want to offer to your guests. This can still be a decent choice of drinks like beer, wine, soft drinks, water, but maybe there shouldn’t be a no-limit spirits bar or you can offer only 2 signature cocktails instead, one to be the bride’s and one the groom’s choice.



Have you already decided to book your wedding venue in Croatia and does your budget look a lot smaller now than before? Maybe it is time to give the experts a chance to solve your troubles.
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