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Lake Bled Wedding by Petra Starbek

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Bride and groom holding hands and their wedding party stand at wedding ceremony at vila Bled, Slovenia.

Costs for a Lake Bled Wedding in 2022 & Budget Breakdown

Today I will write about wedding costs in 2022. I will take one of my real Lake Bled wedding and write down all the costs. If you want an individual wedding budget for your Lake Bled wedding, contact me. I’ll create a bespoke wedding budget breakdown for you so you have a clear idea of ​​how much your Lake Bled wedding will cost you.



Destination weddings continue to become more and more popular. The idea of going to a picturesque spot in the slovenian mountains, a historical Lake Bled castle or a idilic church on a lake is nothing short of dreamy. And while destination weddings are side by side with traveling and logistical planning, for many couples, it’s all worth it. Nothing compares to the experience of a destination wedding, especially if you have a affection for romantic getawys or crazy adventures. They’re also perfect for couples with friends scattered across the country or the world – if everyone has to travel, why not go somewhere you’ve all been looking forward to?

When you get married far from home, you may expect a lot more personal ceremony and essentially get married and honeymoon for the price of one. But planning such a gathering is no simple task. There are several crucial factors to take into account before jetting off to a foreign country to wed your sweetheart. What therefore accounts for the increased cost of destination weddings?


Happy bride and groom to be analyzing their wedding budget for Lake Bled wedding while paying weddig planner bill on a computer.


What affects a destination wedding’s price?

The same fundamental parts of a local wedding also apply to destination weddings. Invitations, a dress, rings, a location, caterer, a florist, music, a photographer, cake, and an officiant are all necessary. The expenses that will increase in price are travel, lodging, group activities, extras, and a full-service destination wedding planner.

A destination wedding’s overall cost varies. Location, the number of days, the number of events, the rate of exchange between the US dollar and EUR, the season, the number of guests, and other factors all affect prices. However, the standard baseline estimate for a destination wedding is 25.000,00€ on average for 70 guests.

With all the other wedding details coming in at an equally lower cost, it makes perfect sense to book a destination wedding in a stunning location like Lake Bled.



For easier planning your dreamy destination wedding – hire a planner! I know you probably expected that, but it’s true. If you’re planning a destination celebration, you’re going to need feet on the ground before you arrive, finalizing all of the last-minute details so you and your guests can arrive stress-free. This way, instead of spending hours on phone calls trying to overcome a language barrier or making executive decisions from miles away, you have an expert taking care of it all for you. However, if a planner isn’t in your budget, look for a venue with a strong on-site coordinator.


Couple in medieval dresses holding hands leads wedding guest to the wedding ceremony place at Lake Bled Castle.

Ana Gregorič Photography

The costs of a real wedding in Lake Bled in 2022

Let’s take a look at the average costs you can expect to pay for a wedding in Lake Bled. Under you will find a breaking down all the costs from one of the real wedding. I would like to say that my pricing is always completely transparent and honest! This mean that I always carefully match wedding suppliers so they are just right for the style and outcome you want. I have a network of experienced Lake Bled wedding suppliers that I use because I trust them explicitly and their prices are also transparent.



Real wedding budget breakdown

I take a wedding with 55 guests, two ceremonies (a church ceremony at Lake Bled Island and a civil ceremony Bled Castle) and dinner till 2 am at Lake Bled Castle Restaurant.




TWO CEREMONIES – at Lake Bled Castle & Lake Bled Church

170,00€ fee for wedding officiant from the Registry office

240,00€ interpreter during the ceremony and papers translations

1.464,00€ fee for a wedding ceremony at Lake Bled Castle

1.939,00€ fee for ceremony location (island Bled – Basic package and 55 guests)


7.092,80€ for food & drinks at the castle restaurant


196,00€ fee for a wedding hair (trial + on the day for the Bride + travel costs)

200,00€ fee for a wedding makeup (trial + on the day for the Bride + travel costs)

300,00€ price for transportation

337,60€ flowers (just basic flowers)

720,00€ for 4 “pletnas” boats from villa Bled

1.000,00€ for DJ

1.450,00€ fee for a wedding videographer – 12 hours (two videographers)

1.800,00€ fee for a wedding planner (planner fee agreed in 2019 because of postponement)

1.840,00€ fee for a wedding photographer – 12 hours (two photographers)

IN TOTAL: 18.749,40€


Happy Lake Bled wedding planner Petra Starbek holds a wedding veil while couple takes photos at vila Bled terrace.

Ana Gregorič Photography

Please keep in mind that costs vary in many variables so it is difficult to say for sure that your wedding will cost x. The costs are difficult to compare because the choice of the couple really depends on the size and type of wedding. I will help you stay in your budget.






I’m here for you.

Wherever you are in the world, if you are planning a wedding in Lake Bled and you’d like expert support by your side – I’m here for you. I can give you comprehensive guidance, or just peace of mind on the certain elements you need help with. To get in touch, you can fill out my contact form or just email me at