We get asked this question a lot, and it’s a tough one to answer because it all depends on you! Everyone thinks that Santorini is a luxury wedding destination and very expensive. That is not true and below you will realize it on your own.
IS THE COST ESTIMATE ACCURATE?
Most of our weddings in Santorini are taking part at the caldera, at private villa, in organized wedding venues, at hotels, on mountain and beach spots with guest counts from 0-100 depending of the place which hosts the wedding. You can see on our Wedding packages page at the following link :
Let’s take a look at their cost estimates and then compare them to ours. As a spoiler, we estimate most of our couples think that they spend at least 3000 € for a destination wedding just for the two of them.
We’ll have our breakdown below.
The Costs for a Santorini Destination Wedding:
Venue: starts from 300 €
Event Planner: from 300 €
Photographer: from 150 €
Flowers & Decor: from 80 € for bridal bouquet
Wedding Cake: from 40€
Music: DJ from 90€/per hour. Musicians from 150€/hour
Transportation: from 50€ per journey
If you’re looking for a Santorini hotel wedding or large wedding venue, I guess a bigger price makes sense.
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For a beach wedding, on the other hand, you just need a permit If you want to add a wedding setup or a private venue, those start at an additional cost of 400€ and our most expensive option is only 700€ (for ceremony rental fee).
Please check our basic packages :
Santorini has so many Private villas and hotels with amazing views to the volcano, the caldera and the famous sunset. We can arrange your wedding at your villa so you and your guests will live a stunning experience with the best view and at the same time no movements, no transfers and no limitation to your party. Other options in order to avoid fees for venues is to make your lovely ceremony on the beach or on a cliff with caldera view.
Cost for event planning in Santorini?
At Santorini My Wedding, our team can manage a real or symbolic wedding in cost of only 300€ for planning fee.
Our basic Santorini wedding package https://santorinimywedding.com/wedding-packages/basic-packages/
is 980 € which includes:
- Marriage ceremony
- All the registry fees
- Individual approach from the first contact until the day after your wedding
- Pre-wedding meeting with your wedding planner
- Special gift for the couple a bottle of traditional Santorini wine
- Full support of our team and your wedding coordinator to take care everything on the day
- English-speaking celebrant
- Professional photographer for 1 hour
- High-resolution digital images with print release
- Sound system to play your preferred music during ceremony
- Two elegant glasses of Sparkling wine for the couple for toast
- Marriage licence
- Wedding witnesses
- Welcome board with your personal message
- Basic decoration for the altar table with table lace, candles, lovely decorations
- Basic bridal bouquet with real seasonal flowers
- Basic boutonniere for the groom in the same theme of the wedding decorations
- Real rose petals
- Town Hall meeting with your coordinator the next working day to register your wedding
Santorini Wedding. Cost for a photographer?
Photography can be expensive, and it’s also very important, so that price does make sense for an all-day wedding.
Most of our weddings are one or two hours, and all our santorini wedding packages already include a certified professional photographer. Our photographers have been with Weddings of SantoriniMyWedding for years, so if you like the images you see on our
website https://santorinimywedding.com/ and
you’ll love yours as well.
We want to be as transparent as possible, so we should point out one expense couples often forget about is purchasing your digital images.
Santorini Weddings Cost For flowers and decor?
Yes, you could spend that with us on flowers, and it’d probably be one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve done! Flowers are not cheap, but this is Santorini, and what’s a Santorini wedding without some amazing leis, colourful bouquets and beautiful floral details for the gazebo?
A classic bridal bouquet.
That said, most our couples spend around 500 € on all flowers (bridal bouquet starts from 120 euros). We make that a little easier by including flower options in most of our packages, but most couples like to add more. After all, flowers are part of the wedding attire, and they sure help the pictures look even more amazing.
Santorini Wedding Cost for music?
One of the special touches we think adds so much to the day is a live musician. For 300 € you can have two of our local musicians with their instruments as you enjoy your ceremony. While definitely not necessary, it’s a nice addition.