Destination wedding is a dream that many couples live these days and you can be one of these couples. Getting married in Denmark is not so expensive if you go for a solo wedding just with your partner and this is also in trend. If you have chosen a destination to get married and thinking you are sorted, wait! There are some hidden wedding costs and you need to be well aware and well prepare for it to assure your wedding budget don’t face hiccups.
We are a wedding planner in Denmark and we have helped many couples to get married in Denmark with our services and assistance. Also, we take care of everything so our clients can enjoy every bit of their wedding. We would like to share a few important things for which you need to be extra clear to assure you are well aware of the total cost and everything is as per plan.
This is a hidden cost that goes out of mind often. When you hear a price, you consider it as a final cost, but there can be an additional cost of service tax or any other tax a country charges from a foreigner. Thus, whenever you are discussing about the costing with your wedding planner or any other vendors, please make sure to ask the final cost including all taxes.
2. Hotel arrangements
This is another important area you need to take care of to save yourself from additional costs. When you or your wedding planner book a hotel, ask them what is included in the tariff. Does it include both, lodging and food? If it includes meal, does it include all meals of the day? All these information will assure you have a right cost for everything needed, plus, you wouldn’t need to pull your hair because the hotel only offered dinner and it will not give breakfast. So be clear to discuss about it.
3. Discuss with your stylists
Both, the bride and groom want to look great on their wedding day and that’s the reason they hire a stylist / beautician. Different countries have different customs and styles. Thus, the beautician might give you the cost of the hairstyle and makeup she normally offer. You must be having your own preferences and if it is so please discuss in prior about the hairstyle and makeup you want on your wedding day. Also, make sure that the cost of accessories required for makeup and hairstyle is included. If not, it has to be clear to you so you can make required arrangements well in advance.
4. Keep your expectations clear to the photographer
Pictures and videos are most vital part of any wedding and you must have hired the best photographer for your destination wedding. Ask them what is included in the cost they have quoted. Does this cost also include pre-wedding and post-wedding shoot? Discuss what kind of pictures and videos you want to keep the price and expectations aligned with each other.
5. Wedding certificate / license
Each country has its own process and fee for giving a wedding certificate. Also, some countries have a different process and fee for foreign couples. Thus, discuss with your wedding planner about the process and fee of getting a wedding license that is legally accepted in other countries, too.
When we plan a wedding, the most important thing is planning the budget of the wedding. Often, you overlook certain price which is always there, but never brought to your attention. It stretches the main wedding budget and sometimes put us in a stage where till the last minute we are planning things and paying for those things. Save yourself from this extra hassle and cost by discussing the above mentioned points with your destination wedding planner and other vendors.
We, Elsinore Wedding, have experience of planning a wedding for foreign couples that want to get married in Denmark. We can help you, too. Contact us to discuss more.