Singapore is known as the country where it is expensive to get married. This is so because the usual cost of getting married in this beautiful country ranges from $30,000 to $80,000 depending on the kind of wedding that the couple wants. For a more comprehensive breakdown of the expenses of a Singapore wedding, consider the following:
Bridal or Wedding Package
This includes the gown of the bride and the suit of the groom as well as the gowns of the whole entourage. The bridal car is also included in the package. The wedding package may costs from $3,000 to $6,000. If you going for designer bridal shops like Frederick Lee, Tan Yoong, Silhouette the atelier, Margaret Brides, Amanda Lee Weddings, Irene’s Creation. Prepared to pay even more , dresses can cost up to $10,000 or even more.
Solemnization before Actual day wedding.
If you are planning to do your solemnization before your actual day wedding, you will probably need to host your solemnization guest to lunch or dinner. Budget $5,000 for this.
Montage, Video Coverage and Photographer
The wedding videographer and photographer will cost around $2,000 to $4,000. If you will opt for the most expensive ones, you are guaranteed of good quality pictures and videos and that may cost you up to $10,000.
Overseas Pre-wedding Photography
If you are planning to your pre-wedding photoshoot overseas like in Korea, Japan, Australia or in Europe. Depending on the air-fare and accommodation. Budget $6,000 for to pay for your overseas expenses
Pin Jin or wedding dowry, Si Dian Jin 四点金 and Guo Da Li
It is chinese traditional that the male side has to give the female side, wedding cakes, Pin Jin, wedding gifts etc. Depending on how much Pin Jin and Sin Dian Jin, this can range from $5,000 to $20,000.
A more affordable ring costs $500, while an average wedding ring may cost roughly $2,000 to $4,000. A more expensive ring can go around $10,000.
A church wedding can cost around $1,500. This amount can go up for couples who want to have their wedding ceremony held in a more expensive venue. It can go as expensive as $10,000.
If you can afford, you can opt to have your wedding reception at Capella, Fullerton or St. Regis, but if you are on a tight budget, you can held it in a nice Chinese restaurants. Usually, the cost of a wedding banquet is per table, which may range from $600 to $1800 per table.
Miscellaneous cost during your Actual day wedding
You may need to pack at least $2,000 worth of ang bao for gate-crashing and other wedding helpers, wedding photographer, videographer, wedding car driver, MUA etc.
A usual honeymoon package costs around $5,000 to $10,000 depending on your honeymoon destination. If you want to save some amount, you can simply choose to spend your honeymoon in any of the Asian countries nearby.
Do you your maths and sum up the above. Yes you may breakeven for your wedding banquet but do consider the other expenses that you are going to fork out before your actual day wedding.