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Weddings in Australia - statistics & facts

The wedding industry is a booming industry on a global scale that involves several small businesses catering to different components of the industry. Over time, Australia’s wedding scene has grown with nearly 79 thousand marriages registered in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic and its affect on the industry. The wedding industry is rapidly expanding with new trends and demands emerging each year. Local and private owned business offer a range of products and services that can be uniquely stylized according to each couple’s interests.

 Setting the date

  Most Australian couples opt for wedding dates either in March or October, with March being the slightly more popular month in 2021. The majority of couples had more than one reason for choosing their intended wedding date, although some selected a date based on either the day having a significant meaning or the availability of their intended wedding venue.

 Getting married: an expensive proposition

  Australia’s diverse topography makes for interesting venues to plan destination weddings. Be it on the sandy white coasts or at a quaint vineyard, couples have a plethora of themes to choose from.

For Australian couples, weddings are mostly an expensive affair, with costs increasing yearly. Victoria and New South Wales are among the priciest states in the country for weddings, with costs of between 13.5 and just under 15 thousand Australian dollars for venue hire alone. Inevitably it’s a similar story when it comes to buying dresses, not only for the bride to be but also for her bridesmaids . Celebrant hire is also a costly exercise; to hire one in either NSW or Victoria will cost couples between 800 to 900 Australian dollars.

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Weddings in Australia

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Weddings in Australia - statistics & facts

The wedding industry is a booming industry on a global scale that involves several small businesses catering to different components of the industry. Over time, Australia’s wedding scene has grown with nearly 79 thousand marriages registered in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic and its affect on the industry. The wedding industry is rapidly expanding with new trends and demands emerging each year. Local and private owned business offer a range of products and services that can be uniquely stylized according to each couple’s interests.

 Setting the date

  Most Australian couples opt for wedding dates either in March or October, with March being the slightly more popular month in 2021. The majority of couples had more than one reason for choosing their intended wedding date, although some selected a date based on either the day having a significant meaning or the availability of their intended wedding venue.

 Getting married: an expensive proposition

  Australia’s diverse topography makes for interesting venues to plan destination weddings. Be it on the sandy white coasts or at a quaint vineyard, couples have a plethora of themes to choose from.

For Australian couples, weddings are mostly an expensive affair, with costs increasing yearly. Victoria and New South Wales are among the priciest states in the country for weddings, with costs of between 13.5 and just under 15 thousand Australian dollars for venue hire alone. Inevitably it’s a similar story when it comes to buying dresses, not only for the bride to be but also for her bridesmaids . Celebrant hire is also a costly exercise; to hire one in either NSW or Victoria will cost couples between 800 to 900 Australian dollars.

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