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 113 thousand marriages registered in 2018 alone. The industry too 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.

Most couples opt for wedding dates either between March and April or between September and November for various reasons. Spring and summer are the preferred “wedding seasons”. As of 2020, wedding budgets of millennial couples usually figure somewhere between 30 to 40 thousand dollars and are sometimes supplemented by contributions from parents.

Reports in 2017 showed that the average costs incurred by a bride, groom and their bridal party were highest in the state of New South Wales. The average expenditure on bridal dresses and hair and makeup amounted to nearly 4 thousand Australian dollars, in this state. The cost of flowers for the wedding ceremony was yet again the highest in New South Wales.

However, the highest charges for a wedding celebrant, a wedding photographer and the second highest rate for a wedding videographer were recorded in the state of Victoria in 2017. The state also boasted of the most expensive wedding venues in the same year, averaging just under 16 thousand Australian dollars. Australia’s diverse topography makes for interesting venues to plan destination weddings too. Be it on the sandy white coasts or at a quaint vineyard, couples have a plethora of themes to choose from.

Meanwhile, Western Australia topped the charts in 2017 with its prices for wedding cakes. Other expenses like hiring a wedding band or a DJ can cost around 2,000 Australian dollars, on average in states such as New South Wales and the Australian Capital.

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