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The 2013 Hitched Wedding Survey Australia

The 2013 hitched Wedding Survey We surveyed newlyweds across Australia last year... ...and the results are in! Weddings In Australia SEPTEMBER On average, couples spent 1 year and 5 months planning their special day. 37% of couples had 13.9% of 2013 The average age of a bride was 30. The been together between 3 & 4 years compared to 14.3% who had been dating for 1 year or less. weddings in Australia were civil youngest bride we surveyed was 19 and the oldest was 66. partnerships. -The Financial Stuff The 58.1% total spend for the average shared the cost wedding was with their $29,645! families 1 in 3 of couples paid their own bill 6.7% had the bride's parents pick up the tab! 75% 25% of the total wedding budget was spent on the of the total wedding budget was spent on the big day itself. honeymoon. Just 34.3% of couples stuck to their wedding budget, 60% overspent and a further 5.7% came in under budget. About The Big Day- The average couple invited 101 guests to their wedding and 22% of couples invited more guests to the evening reception. Only 10% of couples set up a wedding gift list but 23.8% asked 48.5% of couples got married within 30km of where they live in Australia. 58.4% of Australian couples chose to have a traditional guests to contribute to a honeymoon fund. wedding cake. The Dress The Venue 76.4% 27.7% wore a brand new gown bought from a bridalwear shop. of brides kept things traditional by having a religious service. 35.6% celebrated a civil ceremony at a registered venue. 4.7% of brides opted for a second hand/nearly new wedding dress. 4% decided to get away from it all with a wedding abroad. Colour Schemes Purple was the most popular colour scheme once again, followed by blue, ivory then pink. Purple - 21% Blue - 16% Red - 6% Gold - 2% Ivory - 11% Green - 5% Orange - 2% Pink - 7% Silver - 5% Brown - 1% Other - 7% None - 4% White - 1% Black - 7% Grey - 4% Yellow - 1% -After The Big Day Mrs Sm Australian brides are a sentimental bunch, with 52.8% of brides planning on having their wedding gown dry cleaned and stored safely, compared to just 11.3% planning to sell it. 83.8% of brides 33% have taken their partner's last name and 2.9% will hyphenate their of newly-wed couples said they wouldn't change a single thing about their big day. last name. Just 6.7% of brides plan on keeping their original last name. The Honeymoon The average spend on a honeymoon was $7,462.68! The majority of Australian couples (38.6%) opted to jet off on immediately after the wedding. oneymo 12.9% 20% 23.5% 31.8% visited the Americas, including Canada, South America and of couples chose to explore Europe and the of Australian chose to start couples opted for a Far East and Asian getaway. married life with a honeymoon in Australia. the Caribbean. Mediterranean. 31.3% embraced adventure with an activity honeymoon 28.9% of couples chose to celebrate their wedding with a romantic beach honeymoon 12% chose a city/beach combination honeymoon Source: Hitched W.IFE O OO

The 2013 Hitched Wedding Survey Australia

shared by sheldrickb on May 21
After conducting a wedding survey on brides in Australia, Hitched AU wanted to visually display their results in the form of this infographic.


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