It’s time to plan your wedding! You want to find the most stunning venue, a wicked DJ, and of course the perfect dress. But before you can get planning there’s one major piece of information that needs to be sorted. The budget.
The average wedding in Western Australia will cost $29,024. To give you a better idea of what to spend that on, we’ve taken a look at what couples in the past have spent on each service to give you an idea of where to budget your entire wedding.
Most couples start their planning process by finding their wedding venue and locking in the date. In Western Australia, the average venue comes in at $13,971.
The average wedding has 97 guests so this comes in at around $144 per head. This could even include your beverages and decorations, so use it as a guide if you’re on a budget.
The perfect dress doesn’t have to come with the perfect price tag. In fact, 25% of all brides say that their budget wouldn’t matter if they found the dress that they adore!
If you’re wondering where to start that budget, the average wedding dress in Western Australia costs $2,544.
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99% of all couples in Australia will hire a photographer for their wedding. It’s such an important supplier to have on your big day! The average cost of a wedding photographer in Western Australia comes in at $2,772, a bit under the national average.
Your marriage celebrant will do more than just rock up on the day. They plan your ceremony and lodge all of your legal paperwork. They’re also the perfect person to help guide you through your ceremony if you’re a bit nervous!
The average celebrant in Western Australia will cost $642. However, with more personalised ceremonies and experience being highly valued by couples expect to budget more if you’re after more than the ‘legals only’.
The average spend on wedding cars in WA is $1,121. This price will range depending on how many cars you’re hiring, as well as the size of car you’re hiring.
Think about how many people you need to transport when you consider what sort of vehicle you need for your big day. For reference, 46% of couples will hire 1 car and 33% will hire 2 cars for their day.
Having photos is one thing, but having moving images to capture the vibe of your wedding is another. 56% of couples who hire a wedding videographer will have them cover the wedding from start to finish, capturing all of those perfect moments.
The average videographer will cost around $2,267 in WA.
With items such as food trucks and interactive food stations becoming more popular in society it was only a matter of time before they gained popularity at weddings as well. External caterers for a sit-down meal, buffet or cocktail-style food are also incredibly popular if you’re hiring a venue without these services.
Western Australians love their fresh produce and food so it’s no surprise that the average couple will go for an amazing menu for their big day. The average spend on catering in WA is $10,809.
There are so many different items you can hire for your wedding. From a marquee to an arbour to the cutlery you need on your day, wedding hire companies will help with everything you need.
The average couple will spend $1,937 on hiring items in WA.
Music helps set the vibe for your big day. Whether it’s a live band or a DJ, making sure your wedding music is on point is a must.
The average couple spends $1,448 on their wedding music. This may range a bit depending on whether you hire a solo DJ, an acoustic duo, or a 10 piece band. Think about your vision for your wedding music when you set your budget to set your expectations of spend early.
Whether you’re having a floral bouquet or looking for an amazing floral arbour as a backdrop for your ceremony, flowers can make your day that bit more stunning! The average couple spends $1,455 on wedding flowers in Western Australia.
27% of grooms have a suit custom-made for their big day to make a statement with their formal wear. We love seeing how grooms are becoming more involved in the fashion aspect of weddings.
Bear in mind that the cost of your formal wear may also include your groomsmen or wedding party. The average cost of formal wear in Western Australia is $943.
Wedding hire might be where you get the necessaries for your wedding, but decorations are where you really make them shine. Floral arbours and greenery are particularly popular in 2019 going into 2020.
The average couple will spend $1,755 on wedding decorations.
Like formal wear, how much you spend on bridesmaids dresses will depend on how many people you have in your wedding party. The average wedding party is made up of 8 people including the couple. This generally works out to be three bridesmaids.
The average couple will spend $678 on wedding dresses. 65% of couples also say their bridesmaids dress budget is between $0 and $200.
Your wedding invitations are the first impression of your wedding theme or colour scheme so make them count! Invitations should cost you around $933 in WA, coming in above the national average.
When working out your invitation budget don’t forget to factor in the cost of stamps!
Making your wedding cake suit your theme is a great way to have it double as both a dessert and a decoration. In Western Australia a cake should cost you around $581 depending on what you’re after. Most couples choose 3 tiers for their wedding cake.
Having a photo booth is a great way to compliment the professionalism and beauty of your wedding photographs with the fun and personality of yourself and your guests. They capture more of the vibe of your wedding and even some of those moments you might miss.
In WA, the average couple will spend $788 on their photo booth.
Hair and Makeup
Natural makeup has been big trend for weddings in 2019 thanks to Meaghan Markle. We’re seeing more brides opting to be their best self on their wedding day rather than trying to cover up their natural beauty.
Making sure you find a professional who can find the perfect balance of that natural style with the right amount of coverage is key. Wedding hair and makeup will cost $606 if you’re in Western Australia. Remember to factor your wedding party and hair and makeup trial in your budget when you start planning.
62% of all couples will spend between $1 and $5 on each piece of bomboniere. This can be a great way to give your guests a unique gift that they’ll remember your day by, or just something to make them smile.
The average cost of bomboniere overall is $318 in WA.
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