Posted: April 09, 2019
Are you planning a wedding and wondering if you’re coming in under – or over – the budget of a standard Australian bash? According to a recent survey by WeddedWonderland.com, the average couple is spending $53,168 on their wedding.
While this might seem like a bit of a staggering number, the survey also showed that couples’ priorities are shifting, with a new wave of savvy shoppers bagging their bargains online. Here, we give you a sneak peek into what other betrothed couples are spending on their big day, and share some tips and tricks to help you get big style on a smaller budget.
Cost 1: The stationery and invites
According to the WeddedWonderland.com survey, the average couple is spending about $784 just to get the word out about their celebration.
When you think about the fact that
Wedding couple and coin rolls. Making a wedding budget and sticking to it can be the most stressful part of your wedding preparation. That's why we've compiled this two-part Bridal Money Bonanza. If you missed Part 1 last week, never fear you can still find all the info here. (Link to last week's blog). If you're up to the second chapter, read on to discover financial wedding advice to suit every bride and every budget.
BRIDAL MONEY BONANZA: PART 2 Get real about the Guest List
The number of people you invite to your wedding will have one of the biggest impacts on the budget for your big day. More guests = more money, so make
As we zoom toward the end of financial year (June 30 in case you've been living under a rock), we're bombarded with every kind of EOFY special offer, discount item and once-in-a-lifetime tax time deal to encourage us to purchase, spend and save. But what does that have to do with me? You may be asking. Here at PF, we know that weddings can be an expensive business. So, we've put together a two-part Bridal Money Bonanza to help answer all your wedding budget queries, including some you may not even have known you had! Designed to help every bride on any budget, this is our EOFY gift to you. Don't mention it. You're welcome ?
BRIDAL MONEY BONANZA PART 1 The dollars for your dream day
Weddings are expensive. Some more so than others; however how hard your upcoming nuptials are going to hit your hip pocket is up to you. Effectively budgeting for a wedding is a matter of percentages. Here we show you how to get your wedding budget 100 per cent right.
Figure out your total spend
The first step in creating an effective (and realistic) wedding budget is figuring out the total amount of cash you can spend. This includes contributions from parents and other generous relatives, as well as your own personal savings (or loans)! Be honest here, as getting this wrong will throw your whole budget out of whack. If you're including a projected savings figure, don't be unrealistic about what you and your partner can put away before the big day. (Eating baked beans on toast every night for the next 18 months may be great for your wedding dress diet, but probably unsustainable in the scheme of things).