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W H E R E  T O  S T A R T?

Do I need a Wedding planner or can I just choose and book a venue and plan my wedding myself?

We would be the last to say that you cannot do without a wedding planner, but you may wish to consider some advice before you decide to start the journey on your own. We provide a Wedding Planning Consultation Service for couples who plan their own wedding and can use a little help along the way. Follow this link to learn more about our Consultation Service.

We have established solid collaborations with all our trusted venue partners, but we do not work on an exclusive basis. All venues are independent and so are we. Only in this way we are able to meet your wishes and ideas in full transparency.

We haven´t found our ideal venue on your website. Is your service limited to the venues on your website? Can you show more venues?

Our event and wedding planner service is not limited to the venues on our website. With our venue partnerships, we aim to make the venue search more accessible and transparent, but we are on the road to partner with new hidden gems several times per year. If you haven´t found your venue yet, or you would like to see more wedding venues in Portugal before you make your choice, we are happy to share our recommendations with you after you have booked our Venue Search Service or Full Wedding Planner service

What is the best time of the year for a celebration or wedding in Portugal?

The wedding season in Portugal typically starts in April and ends in October. Those months are considered high-season months in wedding terms, where consequently prices of venues and vendors will be consistently higher than low-season months. The months during the low season (November until March) may be more advantageous budget-wise. 

If you picture your wedding to be a warm summer outdoor celebration, you can best choose a wedding date in the months of May, June, July, September or October.  Yes, it is missing the month of August, for a very good reason. It is too busy and too hot during the month of August in Portugal. 

I have seen a venue that I like. Can I get a quote?

We are happy to provide quotes after booking our Venue Search Service or Full Wedding Planning Service.

What does a destination wedding in Portugal cost on average?

Budget-related questions are one of the most frequently asked questions and we totally understand that. Yet, they never have a straightforward answer, since it highly depends on what you consider to include in your wedding budget, your wedding celebration date and the number of guests, to mention a few. Although Portugal is known as being affordable, there are several reasons why planning a destination wedding in Portugal is not necessarily cheaper than any other wedding destination.

We rather like to say that you will get much more value for your wedding budget when spent in Portugal. Especially when it comes down to one of the main vendors for your wedding day - your caterer - you will be amazed by the service you will get for comparable prices. And of course, you will not spend just one day, but more likely 2 or 3 days together with your loved ones to create priceless memories that will last a lifetime. This article will provide in-depth information about the costs of a wedding in Portugal, including three benchmark values that allow you to align your expectations to your budget.

Do you work with a minimum budget?

Our Bespoke Wedding Planning Service is best suitable for couples with a minimum budget of € 35.000,-

You offer an elopement package, but I would prefer a bespoke wedding planning service. Is that possible?

Absolutely! 

Our service is always fully bespoke, but with the convenience and clarity of straight forward, yet partially customizable elopement package. We have designed these package to give you instant clarity on budget and prices, but almost all elements from the package for your elopement in Portugal can be upgraded, removed or elements can be added. ​

You are organising small weddings and events. Is there a limit on the number of guests that we can bring? 

We are specialized in organising small and meaningful events and weddings in Portugal, typically until 80 guests. But we do have all the know-how and experience as well with bigger events and weddings. 
 

What is next, after we have submitted an enquiry to get in contact? 

First of all, we thank you for your contact!

  1. Within 2 working days, we will get back to you with further information on our services and - in case you have requested information on one of our venues - we will send further information on the venue as well. You can expect clear straightforward communication regarding our prices as well. We highly value transparency and don´t want to waste your valuable time in case our pricing doesn´t fit your budget.

  2. Virtual meeting; we offer a free 45-minute consultation to get to know each other and to answer all your questions;

  3. Do we have a chemistry? Wonderful! This is important, as we will closely work together within the next months up to your special date. We find it therefore important that you feel a good connection with us, crucial for a good base of trust.

 

How can we book your service and do you require any payment of deposit?

We are delighted to join you on this very special journey and to welcome you to Portugal. 

To confirm your booking for our services, a booking confirmation will be issued. Together with the signed booking confirmation, we require a downpayment. The amount of the downpayment will depend on the planning time ahead of us and the venue service you may require.  Now we are ready and set to start the pre-wedding fun.

We want to have a Civil Ceremony in Portugal. Can you organize that?

We only organise Symbolic Ceremonies, although it is legally possible to get married officially in Portugal regardless of your residence. 

The reason why we don´t offer this service,  you can read here.

T H E   J O U R N E Y

What can we expect from the Wedding planning process?​

You can expect a relaxed and fun journey to your special destination. Wedding Planning is often called a stressful process, but we think different. Easy to use on- and offline planning tools, checklists, great knowledge and clear communication make it possible to keep the wedding planning process as simple and straightforward as possible. 

How much time do we need in advance to organise our celebration in Portugal?

We advise starting planning your destination wedding in Portugal somewhere between 10 to 12 months. If you have a specific date in mind, especially in high season, you better get your venue booked at least 12-14 months before your wedding date. 

How do we choose the vendors booked within your elopement package?

We’ve already chosen the best vendors for you! When booking your elopement, you are hiring a team of established wedding professionals working together to produce a seamless experience for you.

Over the years we hand-picked a group of reliable suppliers and have been working with these suppliers for every event that we organize. So when you book the elopement package with us, we will assign specific vendors to your wedding based on your requirements, date and location. 

 

I am planning to bring in my own creativity with DIY elements. Is that possible?

We are not a big fan of DIY elements for several reasons. For your own best,  for your Bridal team and for us we say ´no´ to DIY elements. 

  • DIY items are in most cases, not as budget-friendly as we would like to believe. Although DIY items look gorgeous on a Pinterest board, they usually don´t achieve the same effect in reality.

  • The romantic idea of spending a creative afternoon in the Portuguese sun with your sisters, mother, bride maids, often ends up in last-minute stress. You are in Portugal, you are in a holiday-and-love-and-wedding mood, the sun is too hot and the swimming pool is simply irresistible. 

  • In theory, it just takes a few minutes. In reality, it takes tight coordination and organization to avoid that your bridesmaids are still running around with curlers in their hair when your first guests are already arriving. 

We will have wedding personnel. Is that possible?

Of course. 

A few weeks before your celebration we will reach out to your wedding personnel, to finetune the last details with them, to make sure they feel relaxed and comfortable with the planning.

A friend is a photographer/beautician/florist and he/she has offered his/her service for our wedding day. Is that possible?

Much to our regret we are not open to work with other vendors than the ones we have great experience with. We hold high standards for the best of your wedding experience and we can only guarantee these standards with our trusted team of qualified and seasoned vendors. 

T H E  D E S T I N A T I O N 

Will you be present on our wedding day?

Yes. The Bespoke Wedding Planning Service includes 12 hours of Coordination-on-the-Day. Due to the intimate nature of elopements and small weddings up to 30 guests, having too many people around you can spoil the delicate nature of this private moment, so the day will run without an ‘orchestrator’. However, we are always available on the phone to fix any (highly unlikely) issues! 

What if it rains on our wedding day?

We always have a Plan B in case weather conditions don´t allow an outdoor setting. 

This Plan B will be fine-tuned with you in detail, already during the wedding planning process. So that on your wedding day, we are fully prepared, whether the sun may shine or whether it may rain.

 

Last updated: 7 March 2024

Do I need a WP´er?
Can you show more venues?
Best time of the year?
Can I get a venue quote?
What does a wedding in PT cost?
Minimum budget?
Do you offer bespoke Wedding Planning service?
Limitation on number of guests?
What happens after my enquiry?
How can we book your services?
Can you help us with organising a civil ceremony in Portugal?
What does the Wedding Planning proces look like?
How much time we need in advance for planning our wedding?
How do we choose the vendors?
DIY
Wedding personnel
I have my own vendors
Coordination on the Day
Plan B
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