What happened in weddings in 2013
Our goal at Reflective Bride is to provide soonlyweds with honest insights into the wedding planning process… and what could be more insightful than first-hand research with newlyweds themselves? Our friends at Hitched have shared the results of their survey of couples who tied the knot in 2013, covering the ins and outs of finances, honeymoons, and even color schemes! The survey focused on Australia, but should give a good indication of wedding trends in countries with similar cultures.
The clearest trends were in the area of budget. The survey found that the average cost of a wedding increased from $23,124 in 2012 to $29,645 in 2013, representing a rise of 28%. An average of $22,182.48 was spent on the big day itself, and$7,462.68 on the honeymoon – a 75/25 split. This contrasts to the previous year, when couples spent $18,957.24 on their wedding day and just $4,167.12 on the honeymoon. The increase in spending coincides over half of the couples surveyed reporting that struggled to stay on budget, with 60% of newlyweds in 2013 admitted to overspending.
See all the details below, and check out the Reflective Bride’s previous guest blog posts on Hitched.
(First image from Portland Wedding Planners.)