The average cost of a wedding in Australia might not be as much as you think, according to new research.
According to ServiceSeeking.com.au’s CEO Jeremy Levitt, buying a house is probably the reason for the trend towards smaller, cheaper weddings.
“That money which many previously lavished on big weddings is probably being funnelled into larger mortgages,” he said.
“But sticking to a budget doesn’t mean cheap and nasty.
“Even those on the stringiest of budgets can find many of their wedding services easily online and at a fraction of the price they are expecting.”
Brides were keeping their costs down in a variety of ways, including DIY. Invitations were made by 28 per cent of respondents, while 17 per cent had a friend make their wedding cakes and 19 per cent used their own cars or did their own flowers.
There were some areas people wouldn’t scrimp and save on too much – 66 per cent of brides still paid to have their hair done and 69 per cent paid for venue hire.