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Costa Blanca Events

Calle La Quilla 22b, Altea La Vella, Spain
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Weddings abroad are very popular, but what are the advantages, requirements and costs of a destination wedding?

An obvious first advantage is the weather. For example weddings in Spain are almost certain to enjoy a perfect climate from May to September, making it possible to celebrate ceremony, reception, dinner and dance outdoors.

And which couple doesn’t dream of a beach wedding abroad, in the presence of close family and friends, avoiding the social pressure to invite distant family and friends.

But what is the cost of a destination wedding and who pays for what ?

According to wedding etiquette the couple pays for all costs on the wedding day, but due to the shorter guest list, total costs are usually substantially lower then in your home country, especially if you decide on a wedding in Spain. Subsequently, travel costs and accommodation are usually paid for by the guests.

Some wedding couples choose to pay the accommodation, or part thereof for some or all of their guests, and each guest can prolong his stay at his own expense.

According to market research, also the organisation of a destination wedding is a concern of many couples, though it doesn’t have to be, even on the contrary.

Of course there are obstacles, such as distance, language and culture, whom even with modern communication means are difficult to conquer, and travelling back and forth is not an option, it’s time consuming, expensive and no guarantee to succes.

Which is why most destination wedding couples rely on the services of a local wedding planner, but unfortunately, many wedding planners don’t have any diploma’s or experience, and that makes it difficult to choose.

Therefore, it’s highly recommended to check if a wedding planners is “NICE” ;

Network ; does he have a broad network of venues and suppliers with whom he frequently works and trusts, so that the quality and service is guaranteed ?

Information : does he give extensive information on his services, prices, costs, diploma’s, associations to which he adheres, and references, preferably via an informative website.

Communication ; does he answer your questions and e-mails within 3 working days and can he offer the online systems that make it easy for the wedding couple to plan their wedding, and for guests to plan their travel, accommodation and attendance to the wedding.

Expertise : does he have the necessary expertise to answer immediately to your questions, and the required experience to avoid ideas and suggestions that don’t work.

If, on top of all, he can offer you the venues and services that meet your wishes, then nothing stands in the way to start planning your dream destination wedding !

Chris De Houwer & Elke Lambrechts are professional wedding planners & wedding designers of Costa Blanca Events, located in Altea on the Spanish Costa Blanca. Together with their team they organise weddings in more then 30 unique venues across the Costa Blanca. They’re perfectionists, and create bespoke and unforgettable weddings. Their proprietary online systems make it very easy, and stress free to plan your dream wedding, photo & video mood books on

Costa Blanca Events are Professional destination wedding planner agency in Spain servicing weddings throughout the local area including altea,albir,benissa,calpe,denia,javea,moraira,oliva,villajoyosa.

The Costa Blanca Events wedding planners are professional, experienced and perfectionists and capable of creating your dream wedding in Spain Costa Blanca Events has been part of the Wedding industry for 2007 specialising in Weddings abroad.


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Quality of service5.0/5
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We could not have picked a better company to have planned our wedding it was a truly amazing day. The planning itself was straight forward with very little effort on our part. Due to a bad weather forecast our entire wedding venue had to be changed with 2 days to spare and this was all done by Chris elke and the team. We could not fault the service we have received from them. 100% good value for money and we would highly recommend them
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Chris and Elke did a brilliant job of mine and Connors wedding! On the day, it was raining in the morning and Chris put my mind at ease by showing me an accurate weather forecast - He was right and the rain stopped shortly after! We’d also been a bit disorganised with getting lifts to our venue and had people driving and doing lifts. Chris heard this and offered to get us a big taxi so no one had to worry. The photographers were amazing too. Swapping from my villa to the villa my husband was at to take photos of us all getting ready. They were so friendly and really did a great job - can’t wait to get the rest of the photos, the first 20 were amazing!! When we arrived at our wedding it was beautiful, the decorations were absolutely amazing. As was the ceremony that Chris did. The beach themed decorations were so pretty, I wouldn’t have changed a thing! Chris and Elke also arranged for us to go to our reception on a road train, which we really really wanted! It was so much fun and definitely a different way to get to the restaurant. Chris and Elke stayed at our reception, at Le Dauphin all of the evening. Although they sat in a different area of the restaurant to give us space, they did a fantastic job of looking after us. If we needed anything then they and straight over. Chris kept the evening organised by standing up to help with speeches, announcing the first dance and when the cake was arriving. Thanks Chris and Elke!!! Xx
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Elke & Chris did the organisation and wedding for us in Altea Hills June 2018. We could not of asked for more, 1 thing that stood out to us was their attention to detail. They made our day stress free, listened to what we asked for and wanted, nothing was too much trouble. They arranged everything from transport to hair and make up, which reminds me to mention how AMAZING my hair and make up lady was, again nothing to much trouble and has an excellent eye and skill. Our guest didn’t want for nothing during the ceremony, tissues at the ready, drinks and canapés beautiful. We trusted them with our special day and it worked like a dream. Thank you for all that you did. Much love to you both. Chris and Lisa, England.
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I initially worked with Elke when I traveled to Spain to look at venues. I was impressed with her expertise, professionalism, and felt like I had known Elke for years (she's so sweet and friendly). I was blown away the day of, with how smoothly everything went and how beautiful every detail was. We could not have asked for better wedding planners for our special day. I met Chris the day of (Elke's husband) and was instantly put at ease, they not only did a ton of research, but saved us when we gave them the wrong address for a bus pickup stop for our guests. On top of it all, they were both super patient with me, as I was a bit indecisive at times. We couldn't have asked for a better day, and a better couple to Make it all possible. THANK YOU ELKE AND CHRIS!
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Great location and beautiful venue, Elke and Chris organised the day so well and made us and our guests feel so relaxed on the day.the ceremony was very personalised to us and our guests enjoyed it immensely.
Response from Costa Blanca Events
Dear Caroline and Tony, Thanks from the bottom of our heart for your nice words. We love our job and do everything with our heart and soul, and that shows. We hope you will have a very happy life together and perhaps we meet again in Spain :) A big hug to our Irish friends xxx
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