Victoria is the second most popular state to host a wedding in Australia, and there are so many amazing wedding suppliers and vendors for couples to choose from.
Whether you’re hosting a wedding in the centre of Melbourne or making use of some of the beautiful locations around the state, here is what couples planning a wedding in Victoria can expect when it comes to the cost of their suppliers.
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The average cost of a wedding venue in Victoria is actually the most expensive in the country, but not by much. The average Victorian wedding venue costs around $15,580, or $1000 more than the national average cost of a venue across the country. This is estimated on a guest list of 97 people, so works out to be an average of $161 per head.
Wedding dresses in Victoria also come in above the national average. A dress should cost you around $2,659. For those who aren’t worried about the cost, you’re not alone. 29% of other brides around the country say that the cost of their perfect gown doesn’t matter if they’ve already fallen in love with it!
Photographers are important. So important than a whopping 99% of all couples around Australia hire one for their wedding day! A photographer in Victoria should cost you around $2,845. This actually comes in below the national average. Interestingly, we’re seeing more and more couples requesting candid shots over traditional wedding photos. In fact, 83% of Australian couples prefer candid and natural photos so they can really capture the essence of their big day.
A marriage celebrant is perhaps the most important wedding supplier for your day because without having someone to legally marry you you’re essentially just having one big party! The average cost of a celebrant in Victoria is $800, up 15% since 2016.
75% of couples across the country order one or two wedding cars for their big day. With that, the average cost of wedding transport in Victoria is $1,088.
Videographers are becoming more popular for weddings, with 48% of couples across the country hiring a videographer for their big day. If you’re getting married in Victoria, the cost of your wedding video is pretty much on par with the average across the country. This should cost you around $2,616.
Victorians and Melburnians, in particular, are known for being big foodies. And it seems that getting the right food at a wedding is just as important! Victorian’s spend $11,527 of their wedding catering, well above the national average of $9,100. But, as I’m sure they’ll tell you, the extra cost is worth it!
The cost of wedding hire across the country has gone down significantly between 2016 and 2017, and Victoria is no different. You’ll be spending an average of 46% less on your wedding hire if you’re getting married in Victoria. The average cost comes in at around $1,314.
Your wedding music helps to set the atmosphere for your big day and many couples consider it one of the most important elements of their day. Whether you’re hiring a DJ or booking a band, your wedding music costs should come in at around $1,636 if you’re hosting your wedding in Victoria.
Many grooms and groomsmen invest in proper formalwear for a wedding so that they don’t just blend in with the suited up guests at a wedding. In fact, 21% of Aussie grooms have their wedding suit custom made. From bow ties to pocket squares, the average cost of formal wear in Vic is $1,515.
Despite the average cost of decorations dropping nationally, the cost in Victoria remains around about the same. Your wedding decorations should cost you around $1,333.
There is still some speculation about who actually pays for bridesmaid dresses. But with so many different elements and opinions on this, couples are stilling paying for the cost of some of their bridesmaid dresses. This works out to an average of $848 in Victoria.
With many couples opting for additional invitations such as Save the Dates, the cost of wedding invitations has increased in recent years. In Victoria, you should now expect to spend around $801 on your wedding invitations, compared with $610 back in 2016.
For some of us, cake is life. Delicious, delicious life. But for couples getting married in Victoria the cost of your wedding cake is around the national average, $510 for Victorians compared with $508 across the country.
Despite many couples going big on the greenery trend lately, this still comes into the cost of your wedding flowers. And don’t be deceived, sometimes greenery can cost just the same, if not more, than traditional flowers. Regardless, most Victorians are spending around $1,599 on their wedding florals.
A big trend in recent years, photo booths are still very popular. Hiring a photo booth for your wedding in Victoria should set you back around $808. Features to look out for when it comes to hiring a photo booth include good quality photos being produced, fun staff and props, and having USB versions of the photos available to take home after your wedding.
Hair and Makeup
Would you believe that 16% of all couples book hair and makeup services for their wedding without having a trial?! We can’t believe it either! For couples wanting to make sure they get their wedding look on point, they spend around $764 on their hair and makeup. However, this number can change depending on how many people you are paying for when it comes to hair and makeup, and how many people you have in your bridal party.
Many couples are still choosing to have bomboniere as gifts for their guests at their wedding. 64% of couples across the country will spend between $1 and $5 on each of these gifts. This works out to be a total average of $460 in Victoria.
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