There is no denying the fact that wedding is not a cheap event. It is not something couples get away from especially if they wanted to have a traditional wedding ceremony regardless of the number of guests. For people who have seen a loved one organize a wedding before or for those who have been married before, they know the true cost. There are many things to prepare from the dress, venue, Melbourne marquee hire, food catering and many more. How much does it really cost to tie the knot in Australia?
Wedded Wonderland recently conducted a survey with more than 500 brides as participants. These brides tied the knot only recently, 18 months or less to be exact. The result of the survey proved the claim of many – weddings are getting expensive every year.
For couples who are planning to wed this year, the average cost is already at $53,168. This figure is 3.75 per cent higher compared to the previous year. Thankfully, the increase is not as high as the 6 per cent difference between the years 2017 and 2018.
According to industry experts, the slow increase is a good sign for those who are planning to get married in the near future. It is proof that there are benchmarks that limit the market due to health competition.
Based on the survey, the highest amount of spending is still on the ring because the average cost is at $11,753. This is clearly an important part of the digital age when after saying yes, the bride is inclined to take a photo of the bling and post it on social media for the whole world to see. No groom-to-be would be confident enough unless they are sure to have spent that much money on a ring.
Following the ring, the second highest cost goes to the honeymoon which amounts to $10,145 in average. On the third place is the entertainment during the big day which is only a smaller portion at $2,989.
For couples who are willing to spend luxuriously, Melbourne marquee hire is included in the top priority along with an outdoor venue and top of the line catering service.