You can’t get two more exciting things in life – holidays and weddings! So it’s genius to throw the two together.
And 36 per cent of married couples have done just that with the destination wedding popular across all age groups.
But interestingly, the trend has been less popular in the last five years according to a survey of marrieds by jobs website ServiceSeeking.com.au.
Of those who married between 2011-2016, 31 per cent took their nuptials offshore; compared to 44 per cent who did the same thing between 2001-2010 and 42 per cent who married in the 1990s.
“It’s definitely one way to get the guest list under control,” says ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO Jeremy Levitt.
“But more couples are opting to stay closer to home for their big day, perhaps to share the event with friends and family who can’t afford the overseas trip. Or with the average cost of weddings down to just $10k, more savvy newlyweds are seeing greater benefit in skipping the lavish wedding for a deposit on a home instead.”
Depending on how far you travel and which way you look at it, taking your wedding offshore can add extra stress for some people trying to secure service providers in different locations. Or it can free up time by forcing you to outsource everything to a wedding planner due to sheer necessity.
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Statistics are from a survey of more than 2,200 ServiceSeeking.com.au customers.