Are you planning to tie the knot in Montenegro and wondering about the average cost of a wedding there? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
First things first, it’s important to keep in mind that the cost of a wedding in Montenegro can vary widely depending on a number of factors, such as the number of guests, the location, and the specific services and vendors you choose. That being said, we can provide you with some general information to give you an idea of what to expect.
On average, a wedding in Montenegro can cost anywhere from €10, 000 to €50,000 or more. This might seem like a broad range, but as we mentioned earlier, there are many variables to consider. If you opt for a smaller wedding with just a handful of guests, for example, your costs will naturally be lower than if you invite hundreds of people to celebrate with you.
What makes up the wedding budget in Montengero?
As we mentioned above, the wedding budget is composed of many things. Let’s consider the main ones.
🔹Venue for the wedding ceremony and reception
This can be a wedding venue, restaurant, hall, banquet hall, hotel, estate, or other location. There are outdoor venues without toilets, rain or sun shelters. They cost from €70 to €200. Villas usually require full rental for 3 nights, giving you the right to organize a wedding and the villa will be completely private for you. The cost varies greatly depending on the villa, but you can expect from €3,000 for 10 guests to €5, 500 for 25 guests for 3 nights. Another option is to rent a restaurant for a welcome drink and wedding dinner. In addition to the cost of food and drinks, the establishment usually requires a fee for closing the restaurant for private service, which can cost from €1,500 to €20,000. In some cases, this may not be a closing fee, but rather a minimum deposit amount that you must pay.
This may include flowers, candles, candle holders, ribbons, and other decorative elements. The cost for a bridal bouquet typically starts from €100, but it is advisable to budget around €200 euros for the bride’s bouquet and slightly less for the bridesmaids. A boutonniere costs €20. If you wish to decorate the ceremony venue with live flowers, the cost can start from €800, but this would cover only a limited amount of flowers. For a more elaborate decoration, it is better to budget around €2,000 — €3, 000. If you plan to have a banquet with candles, floral arrangements on tables and chairs, you should budget for a higher amount. The total cost will depend on the type of flowers you choose, with more exotic options such as peonies likely to be more expensive than standard roses.
This may include the services of a photographer and videographer, as well as additional expenses for photo and video equipment. In 2024, we offer photography services for €180/hour and videography for €200/hour. We have been shooting in Montenegro for over 8 years and know all the nuances of locations and lighting at different times of the year. We believe in capturing natural, candid moments without posing, and showing you as you truly are in the story. A typical wedding day is a minimum of 8 hours, but we have an amazing offer for photo and video coverage of 12 hours for €3,990. You don’t have to worry about timing or deciding which moments to capture, as all the important moments will be covered. Please contact us for more details or check out our portfolio first.
Bridal attire and groom’s attire
This may include the bride’s dress, groom’s suit, accessories, jewelry, and other style elements. Unfortunately, there is almost no selection of dresses or suits in Montenegro, so we advise bringing everything with you.
Food and beverages
This may include catering services, drinks, cake, and other sweets. You can expect to pay from 45 euros per person for a set menu that includes cold and hot appetizers, as well as a main course. An open bar starts at 40 euros for 4 hours, and additional hours are charged separately.
This may include rental cars, transportation for guests, taxis, boat or yacht and other transportation expenses. It’s clear that the overall transportation expenses will vary depending on the departure and arrival locations, and the number of guests. Hence, it’s challenging to provide an accurate estimate of the prices. However, you can seek advice from a wedding planner who can assess the transportation expenses and give you precise numbers.
Makeup and hairstyling services
The bridal look for the bride starts from €200. In terms of time, it will take 2.5-3 hours. The makeovers for mothers or friends will be slightly cheaper, but they also require significantly less time — approximately 1 hour. The overall look is much simpler. Don’t expect a complex hairstyle to be done within the allotted time. And be sure to send the stylist a photo reference of the hairstyle and makeup you want.
Music for a wedding day
a DJ for the welcome drink and party time, live instrumental music for the ceremony or church choir for the wedding ceremony, live musicl bands for the party. A DJ can cost from €150-200 per hour, as well as a musician playing the violin or piano. Live music band can cost more per hour. Usually, the performers bring their own equipment, which is included in the price. However, additional lighting or disco balls may incur extra charges.
to amuse guests during the party, national dance ensembles.
From €1,500 for a minute. Can cost more or may be prohibited due to high fire hazard, as Montenegro can experience dry seasons with wildfires during the summer, and there may be additional risks that are restricted by authorities. There are alternatives in the form of cold lights, which are often used for the first dance, or large sparklers. Large sparklers are typically used as follows: guests with lit sparklers stand in two lines, creating a corridor, and the couple walks or runs through this corridor. This creates very beautiful photos and video footage.
These may include expenses for invitations, souvenirs, guest gifts, furniture rentals and etc.
Ultimately, the cost of your wedding in Montenegro will depend on your unique vision for your special day. By working closely with your wedding planner and carefully considering your priorities, you can create a beautiful and memorable celebration that fits within your budget.
We hope this article has given you a helpful overview of the average cost of a wedding in Montenegro. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for the recommendation of wedding planner in Montenegro to get more specific pricing information and to start planning your dream wedding in this beautiful country!