HEY, I'M EVÓRA!
HOW MUCH DOES A CELEBRANT COST?
Expensive or not?
I remember back to my own wedding in Spain and how important to me it was for wedding suppliers to be transparent. Wedding planning is stressful and the last thing you need is the feeling you are being ripped off! The cost of a celebrant can vary, I’m a celebrant in Spain and I charge from €500-€600 for a wedding ceremony within a 3 hours’ drive of where I live in Cadiz.
Why are celebrants so expensive you may ask? Celebrants in Spain can charge up to €1500! At first this may seem crazy for what can be just a 30-minute ceremony, but let me break down my celebrant service for you so that you can see what goes on behind the scenes and why every penny of my fee is worth it!
- Meeting my couples
I always start of by offering my couples a free consultation where we discuss their wedding day and ceremony in Spain for sometimes over an hour. Here is where I answer questions, we get to know each other and I listen to the couple’s ideas, explain how I work and we see if we are compatible.
Next comes the paperwork, I put together a legally binding contract and send the couple detailed questionnaires. I create files which will hold all the information about the couples’ wedding day and the details for the ceremony.
I send a get to know you questionnaire to all my couples which they answer separately, this is where I learn how the couple met, what their values are, who is important to them, what style of wedding they want and pick up the essential information I need to create the perfect, bespoke ceremony. I go through the questionnaires and gather what I need to write the ceremony and to make suggestions for a unique ceremony. I offer my couples advice on all the important elements, music, readings, vows and much more.
I communicate with my couples vía email, whatsapp and video call as much as they need up until the big day, depending on the wedding this can add up to several hours. I also talk to the guests who participate in the ceremony with readings or symbolic rituals. I communicate with the other wedding suppliers such as planners, photographers and musicians and am readily available for my couples when they need to talk about any aspect of the ceremony. If you are a bilingual couple, invest in a bilingual celebrant like myself who can communicate with both of you and ensure all your guests feel included and enjoy your ceremony.
I specialise in symbolic rituals such as handfastings, sand ceremonies, union candle ceremonies and much more, I help my couples find the materials needed (ribbons, sand, containers, candles…) and prepare them on the big day.
- Script writing
My ceremonies are BESPOKE, this means that I write each ceremony from scratch which takes hours of my time, I use the information from my conversations with the couple and the questionnaires to craft a beautiful, personalised and creative ceremony. As a bilingual celebrant in Spain, I often spend time translating readings or vows for my bilingual wedding ceremonies.
- The ceremony
My fee includes me arriving an hour before the ceremony on the wedding day to ensure the ceremony set up, to check the microphone is working, to welcome guests and work together with the other wedding suppliers. I perform the ceremony sometimes in English, sometimes in Spanish and sometimes in both languages! I’m there to calm any last minute nerves and to support my couples.
You get what you pay for, yes there are some celebrants in Spain who charge small amounts but they do not provide bespoke ceremonies, they just read out the same old scripts over and over again. If you are a bilingual couple invest in a bilingual celebrant like myself, I can’t stress how important it is that your ceremony sounds good! I always ensure that I’m dressed to suit the style of the wedding I’m taking part in and discuss the décor and wedding party’s attire beforehand. Invest in your ceremony because it really should be the heart of your wedding day.
- The celebrant
Having taught English for many years I’m a confident public speaker, I have a degree in Modern languages and am also completely bilingual in English and Spanish. I’ve had training and have invested time and effort into perfecting my craft. I’m passionate about my job and assure you I’m worth every penny! Your ceremony will provide you and your guests a lifetime of memories.
Featured image: Manolo Canto Fotografía
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Hi! I’m Sophie an expert at creating creative, bespoke and truly personalised Billingual Wedding Ceremonies in Spain that are all about you as a couple! I specialise in bilingual weddings, outdoor weddings and weddings with symbolic rituals.
I'm based in Southern Spain whether you would like a beach wedding at sunset with the breeze on your skin, an intimitate wedding in an authentic Spanish hacienda or a stylish, luxury hotel wedding I will listen carefully to your ideas and wishes and with creativity and passion craft you an unforgetable ceremony to start your forever!