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Wedding cost in Kiev in 2022: how to calculate average budget

Wedding cost in Kiev: what to expect?

She told him “Yes”! Now is the time to start preparing your wedding. How much does a wedding in Kiev cost? Almost every meeting with newlyweds usually begins with this question. And there is no standard answer to it.

Organization of a wedding is an individual process. Someone wants an onsite ceremony on a yacht, and someone else – in a cozy restaurant outside the city. But in general, we can open the curtain of what the wedding budget consists of. Let’s consider the main items of expenses.

Wedding budget: hot to optimize it and distribute rationally

Wedding budget can be conditionally divided into 3 large blocks: location, professionals and personal spending. All other budget items are adjusted to these cost items.

1. Location

Decor and floristry

It is very important for a wedding to create a pleasant atmosphere. This is a stage when florists and decorators are involved – they, under the guidance of a wedding agency, turn the idea and concept of a wedding into reality. Typically, the cost of wedding decor must include the decoration of an outdoor ceremony, a photozone, a presidium (a table for newlyweds and bridesmaids and groomsmen), guest tables and other areas that are included in the wedding concept.

Basic rules for optimizing your budget for decor and floristry:

  1. Consider how the location corresponds to the wedding concept and how much it must be changed it for the concept. If the concept has not yet been developed, then consider the factor of location adaptability for different concepts.
  2. Consider the specifics of the location and its color scheme.
  3. Consider the decor, furniture and all interior items that the location offers you and analyze where you can use them.
  4. If the budget is limited, then do not squander the budget on many areas – concentrate funds in one, well-decorated.

Menu

If we are to calculate what the wedding budget consists of, a large part of expenses is the banquet. It is important here to avoid a situation where the dishes on the tables are left untouched or, even worse, when guests leave the wedding hungry. After all, according to our tradition, it is not customary to arrange light snacks. Those invited from the holiday should leave well-fed and happy.

Catering is the outdoor kitchen when the wedding is not held in a restaurant, but at a location without its own kitchen like forest or river bank.  

For an accurate calculation of the banquet cost, you need to discus with the administrator next topics: the cost of the menu per person with the food output is from 1200 grams, the price for alcohol (is there a cork fee, special prices from the restaurant and other options), price for extending the working hours of the restaurant staff, additional possible costs (cleaning the metaphan, renting an area for the ceremony and others).

The main location cost items *

  • Wedding hall decoration – from 15000 UAH.
  • Wedding ceremony – from 15000 UAH.
  • Compositions of fresh flowers for the newlyweds table – from 7000 UAH.
  • Menu – from 2000 UAH up to UAH 3500 per person.
  • Catering services – from 2800 UAH per person.

*Please note that prices are approximate and may differ significantly in both directions.

2. Professionals

This budget category implies payment for the services of the wedding market professionals at your wedding. 

The cost of a wedding in Kiev may include the services of the following professionals:

  • wedding planner or coordinator;
  • host
  • photographer;
  • videographer;
  • musicians;
  • sound and lighting engineer;
  • master of ceremonies;
  • and others

The pricing policy is also ambiguous here. For example, a host-beginner will ask for UAH 13,000 per evening. Those who are more successful, with a good portfolio and recommendations – from 18 000 UAH. Show business stars’ fees start at $ 3,000.

3. Personal expenses

This includes expenses that relate directly to the image of the bride and groom and their wedding day.

  • Wedding dress for rent – from 7000 UAH per day.
  • Buying a wedding dress – from 15000 UAH.
  • Suit – from 10000 UAH
  • Gold wedding rings – from 8000 UAH per pair.
  • Bridal bouquet – from 3500 UAH
  • Groom’s boutonniere – from 150 UAH
  • Hairstyle and makeup – from 3600 UAH.
  • Car rental – from 2500 UAH / hour.

Having determined the format of the wedding – a cute family dinner, a party with close friends, or a royal reception for 200 guests – you can calculate the initial estimate, which will include everything you need.

Obligatory expenses: what you can't save money on

The wedding budget has its limits. But even in spite of financial constraints, we do not advise couples to economize at the expense of quality . It is worth determining what is priority for you and focusing on these budget items.

Bride's outfit, hairstyle and makeup

Despite the fact that the celebration is organized for both newlyweds, the close attention is always focused on the bride. The guests are discussing her dress, hairstyle, accessories. For the groom nice suit is enough – he’s already handsome.

Therefore, it is not recommended to save money on a dress. The bride needs to feel confident like the queen. If finances are limited and there is no possibility to purchase of a dress from a well-known world brand, then you can rent a dress or pick up a dress from a Ukrainian brand.

Host

This person sets the mood for the wedding. An inexperienced or “weak” host will negate all wedding planning efforts. Dull guests will quickly leave such an event and go home.

A charismatic, positive and cheerful host will create the right atmosphere, conduct rituals and traditions and make the holiday an unforgettable event for the young and invited. The guests do not remember what dishes were served at a wedding banquet, but the wedding itself and emotions are remembered for a long time.

Photographer and videographer

Imagine how much effort went into organizing a luxurious ceremony. Photos and videos are valuable because you can relive emotions and remember your wedding day – open the album, turn on the recording and review the valuable moments of the birth of your family.

Be sure to include the cost of a good photographer and videographer in the cost of a wedding in Kiev. Talented professionals will be able to guarantee quality services, and you will get gorgeous photos for your account on social networks.

Wedding cost for an event with 20 guests

There is no unambiguous answer to this question – it all depends on the content of the wedding day, your wishes and your idea of ​​how everything will go. For example, to rent the hall exclusively for your wedding – so that other guests of the restaurant are not there – you need to make an order for a certain amount (deposit) and also pay for the rent of some parts of the location.

Menu and drinks for guests including service costs – from UAH 2000 / person * 20 * 1.1 = UAH 44000 . The amount may vary depending on the location.

Location rent – from UAH 10,000.

Chairs for a banquet and ceremony – UAH 150 * 30 = UAH 4500.

Light and sound equipment – from UAH 8000.

Host – from UAH 16000.

DJ – from UAH 6000.

Floristics and decor – from UAH 40,000.

Photographer – from UAH 20 000.

Videographer – from UAH 20 000.

Transport for newlyweds – from UAH 3000.

Cake (3 kg) – from UAH 3500.

Wedding planning from BestDayEver – UAH 20 000. (The work of one coordinator on the wedding day is included in the fee).

Printed wedding invitations and design (10 pcs.) – from UAH 2500 .

Total: from 197 500 UAH.

This approximate budget does not take into account the transportation costs for the delivery of decor and floristry, equipment and the transfer of contractors to the location.

To get a rough idea of ​​how much it costs to make a wedding for 20 people, we suggest you look at a project from our portfolio: Small outdoor wedding.

Wedding price for 50 guests

This is an approximate budget for a wedding of 50 people. Your wedding budget may differ depending on the content of the wedding day and the budget items that you define as priorities. Please note that this budget does not include transportation costs for floristry and decor, contractors’ transfers, and delivery of equipment and chairs.

Menu and drinks for guests – from UAH 2000 / person * 50 * 1.1 = UAH 110 000. The amount may vary depending on the location.

Location rent – from UAH 10000.

Chairs for a banquet and ceremony – UAH 150 * 70 = UAH 10500.

Light and sound – from UAH 15000.

Host – from UAH 20000.

DJ – from UAH 6000.

Floristics and decor – from UAH 65 000.

Photographer (2 professionals) – from UAH 33 500 .

Videographer (2 professionals) – from UAH 33 500.

Transport for newlyweds – from UAH 3000.

Cake (8 kg) – from UAH 7500.

Wedding planning from BestDayEver – UAH 25 000. (the work of 3 coordinators on the wedding day is included in the fee).

Wedding invitations (25 pcs.) – from UAH 5000 .

Total: from UAH 344000 .

To make it easier for you to understand what wedding budget in 2022 will be for a wedding of 50 people, we advise you to look at a wedding from our portfolio: Wedding in the pine forest .

How much does a wedding for 70 people cost on average?

Menu and drinks for guests – from UAH 2000 / person * 70 * 1.1 = UAH 154 000 . The amount may vary depending on the location.

Location rent – from UAH 10000.

Chairs for a banquet and ceremony – UAH 150 * 110 = UAH 16500.

Light and sound – from UAH 25 000.

Host – from UAH 20 000 .

DJ – from UAH 6 000.

Floristics and decor – from UAH 95 000.

Photographer (2 professionals) – from UAH 33 500 .

Videographer (2 professionals) – from UAH 33 500.

Transport for newlyweds – from UAH 3000.

Cake (11 kg) – from UAH 11000.

Wedding planning from BestDayEver – UAH 35 000. (the work of 4 coordinators on the wedding day is included in the fee)

Wedding invitations (35 pcs.) – from 8UAH 000.

Total: from UAH 450 500.

To give you some guidance on how much it costs to organize a wedding in Kiev for 70 people, we suggest looking at our project: Masha and Maxim’s wedding party.

How to organize a wedding in Kiev?

A wedding is an expensive event. And you need to know how to properly optimize your budget without compromising quality. BestDayEver Wedding Agency will ensure the perfect wedding. We know how to allocate the budget efficiently and therefore we organize weddings with different budgets.