Weddings, More Expensive And Elaborate Today Than Yesterday

Majority of couples who are wishing for a unique wedding have never experienced planning an event of this calibre. Since a wedding is usually a once in a lifetime event, hiring a wedding planner helps keep stress at bay. Years ago, a little over 10% of couples have opted for a wedding planner but today at least 31% have hired one for the wedding preparations.

Weddings are becoming more elaborate and expensive with some couples going to the extent of using drones to cover the event. Couples are spending almost double the amount spent 10 years ago even if the guest list has stayed almost the same. According to Wedding Wire, an online wedding planning site, ten years ago, couples would spend $16,000 on their wedding with 110 guests. Nowadays, couples have to spend $28,000 for 124 guests.

A research undertaken from nearly 15,000 couples, who got married 10 years prior to 2016, revealed that only 8% chose destination weddings. Now, 34% are more inclined to head out their state to celebrate their wedding. 10 years ago couples chose to be engaged for 8 months before the wedding; now they get engaged for an average of 13 months. It seems that long engagements have something to do with the elaborate weddings that couples today are now planning.

One of the most important elements of weddings today is personalization and couples take their time to figure out what they want for their wedding and when they want it to happen. They don’t mind waiting longer as long as their wishes come true.

More extravagant weddings may be harmful to the budget but by choosing a wedding planner couples are able to stay within the budget because the wedding planner gains discounts through relationships with vendors. Although couples today and couples 10 years ago feel the same pressure, the wedding planner makes sure that everything is properly prepared and organized.

A creative wedding planner in Sydney is on hand to design, plan and manage a wedding for you. They can take away the stress and frustrations of planning events without affecting your work, your family and lifestyle.