Wedding Budget: How much does a wedding in Brisbane cost? Real life costings.

May 18, 2020

The average wedding in Australia costs over $31,000! I thought I’d share with you real life costings of a wedding and the breakdown of these expenses.

I have used my downloadable budget tool as the template and done this based on 80 guests in Brisbane, and a bridal party of three on either side. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

 

Projected Cost / Budget

Ceremony

Event setup and styling$500
Venue hire
Marriage Celebrant$800
Stationery – Order of service booklets$20
(Printed self)
MusicUsed Celebrant’s PA
Ceremony Total$1,320

Reception

Venue Hire Included in package
Package for 80 guests (excl. bar tab)$8,000
($100pp)
Bar tab$5,000
Vendor meals$200
($50 x 4)
Band$900
Styling and decorationsIncluded in package
Bonbonnieres$150
(made self)
Stationery – Menus, name plates, seating chart$50
(printed self)
Reception Total$14,300
Services Flowers – Bouquets and lapels$600
Photographer$2,500
Car(s)$1,800
Accommodation – Before and after$400
Cake$600
Videographer$1,500

Services Total

$7,400

Bride

Dress$1,800
Alterations$180
Accessories – Necklace and earrings$100
Hair and make-up$250
Shoes$200
Ring$1800

Bride Total

$4,330

Groom

Suit$200
Alterations$50
Accessories – Tie and socks$30
Shoes$80
Ring$1,000

Groom Total

$1,360

Bridesmaids

Dress$600
($200 x 3)
Alterations$150
($50 x 3)
Accessories – Necklaces and earrings$90
($30 x 3)
Hair and make-up$750
($250 x 3)
Shoes$300
($100 x 3)
Gift$150
($50 x 3)

Bridesmaids Total

$2,190

Groomsmen

Suits$600
($200 x3)
Alterations$150
($50 x 3)
Accessories – Ties and socks$90
($30 x 3)
Shoes$240
($80 x 3)
Gift$150
($50 x 3)

Groomsmen Total

$1,230

Grand Total

$32,130
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