Fun facts about weddings you NEED to know

Wish you knew all the ins and outs about Australian weddings before you got started on the wedding planning track? Well sit back and enjoy, because here’s all the fun facts about weddings according to the 2016 Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey!

Marriage

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Marriages and Divorces 2014, there were 121,197 marriages in 2014.

The average age of a bride is 28, and the average age of a groom in 29 years old. This is based on first-time brides and grooms only.

Budget

The average wedding budget estimation begins at $20,913 excluding the honeymoon. During wedding planning, the average cost couples believe they will pay is $24,932. The final average wedding cost in total is $30,985.

Colours

The five most popular primary wedding theme colours include blues, purples, whites and creams, shades of pink, and greens.

Themes

The 10 most popular wedding themes include rustic, classic/traditional, romantic, garden/outdoors, vintage, contemporary and glamorous, beach, vineyard, and boho chic.

Location

34% of weddings occur in New South Wales, 24% occur in Victoria, and 20% occur in Queensland. 11% of Australian weddings occur in Western Australia, and 7% in South Australia. Tasmania holds only 2%, and both Canberra and Northern Territory only host 1% of Australian weddings.

89% of couples will marry in their home state or territory.