Average wedding costs South Korea 2018, by category

In 2018, the average wedding costs in South Korea amounted to 230 million South Korean won. The largest part of the wedding costs was for buying new housing for newlyweds and amounted to about 168 million South Korean won. It was followed by gifts for the groom's family called "Yedan" with almost 14.6 million won.

Average wedding costs in South Korea in 2018, by category

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Source

Release date

February 2018

Region

South Korea

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Special properties

Respondents are the people who got married during the last two years

Supplementary notes

*Yedan is the gifts that the bride's family gives to the groom's. It can be silk blankets, tableware, or cash.
**Yemul is the gifts that bride and groom exchange.
***Wedding package in South Korea refers to the wedding product combined with studio wedding photography, dress and makeup.
****Ibaji is the gifts to exchange between two families.

Note: 1,000 South Korean won equal 0.887 U.S. dollars or 0.765 euros as of September 2018.

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