How To Have A Modern Day Wedding In The Netherlands

Modern Day Wedding

A modern day wedding as a British, European or American national, resident in Holland takes your twenty-first century nuptials to the next level. On top of that, a contemporary feel adds to your overall style, theme and celebratory setting. But, how do you plan your dream wedding?

And how do you fund it? Basically, an allocated amount of money for the celebrations helps you achieve the wedding you want. And together with your Dutch or expat partner, you could concentrate on the high end items and other bits for your big day.

So, here are  some more things you need to know before getting married in the Netherlands. Take a look below…

1. Modern day wedding in Holland

To start with Dutch local authorities only marry Dutch citizens. Or they issue a marriage certificate, if their partner is a legal resident of the Netherlands. The Dutch Immigration Service does not grant resident status solely for the purpose of getting married. — US Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands,

2. The towering  yummy wedding cup cake

Secondly, as a British, European or American national towering wedding cup cakes are the modern day alternative dessert at most weddings. In recent years, foreign brides and grooms are getting a lot more creative with the tasty sweets they offer to their guests. The more decorative the cake is; icing, colouring, stand and display, the more you pay. So, order your wedding cake per guest – start price €7.

3. The Dutch church wedding venue

beautiful blue sky and church tower in Amsterdam

Photo credit: Ingrid Sorensen

In addition, getting a blessing at the church makes your wedding authentic, special and unique. And finding a hotel with a venue is of course an important factor when making your wedding plans. So, get a location with a chapel on-site or within walking distance. The rates for renting the space can cost on average between €500 and €6750 inclusive food, music, entertainment and accommodation. These prices depend on the type of space you wish to hire.

4. Wedding attire

Although your wedding outfits and accessories can be a little less reserved. They don’t have to be extortionate. However, if you want cutting edge design in men’s groom suits and bridal dresses then you could pay between €295 to €2.000 for the right attire. Plus, fork out quite a bit for exclusive shoes, underwear and corresponding embellishments.

5. Special wedding hotels 

Last but not least, you can find lots of ideas online for your modern day wedding abroad. Your chosen accommodation represents your personalities and relationship. Family and friends can join you and celebrate one of the biggest days of your life in the Netherlands. Discover the best hotels for your wedding at

Over to you…

Please leave your thoughts in the comment box below. I’d appreciate if you could like my and share this article.


About Clover: Hi, I'm Clover Jean, a wedding & family celebrant, singer and entertainer. I love life, laughter and having a good time. I’m a sucker for great relationships. And I adore weddings, too. They’re happy, fun-filled times, which unite your family, children and friends. Find out more about me. Get in touch by e-mail, like and share my Facebook page and sign-up to my newsletters. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *