The South Africa Wedding Industry Report for 2020, by The Wedding Expo, showed that a lot of couples in South Africa spent between R100 000 – R150 000. This all depends on in which part of the country you are getting married and what your budget is.
Average Wedding Cost In South Africa
What is a reasonable budget for a wedding in South Africa?
According to professional wedding planners, Great Occasions, the average cost of wedding in South Africa is between R70,000 – R80,000 for 80 to 100 people. However, the group notes that these going prices per head (R700 to R800) could easily escalate to R1,500 or R2,000 per person (R200,000 for a wedding).
THE WEDDING VENUE AND CATERING
R50 000 – R60 000 will get you an amazing wedding venue with about R45 000 for catering when working on 100 guests which make for R450 per person
Having a wedding isn’t as simple as saying “I do” — and can be a lot more expensive. The average cost of a wedding in 2021 was $28,000 (including the ceremony and reception), according to The Knot’s 2021 Real Weddings Study.
The South Africa Wedding Industry Report for 2020, by The Wedding Expo, showed that a lot of couples in South Africa spent between R100 000 – R150 000.
This all depends on in which part of the country you are getting married and what your budget is.
Who pays for the wedding in South Africa?
It is traditional for the bride’s family to pay for the reception, church fees, groom’s ring, invitations, flowers, music and the gifts for the bridal party.
How much do wedding planners charge in South Africa?
Wedding planners can cost anywhere between R10 000 – R85 0000, depending on the package you choose and what it entails. Some wedding planners charge a % of your total wedding budget, while others charge a once-off fee.
The Wedding Fairy offers On-the-Day Coordination and Full Wedding Planning at a once-off fee.
What is the best month to get married in South Africa?
South Africa’s main wedding season is from September to April, so you will be having your wedding off-peak season. Generally, this is less expensive. Travelling in off-peak times is usually less expensive for your guests.
How do I save for a wedding in South Africa?
South African couples spend up to R200 000 upwards on their weddings, which is often more than they originally budget for.
Here are five ways to plan a wedding without breaking the bank.
- Limit the Guest List
- Save on Attire.
- Choose the Right Venue
- Go Paperless.
- Borrow from other Newlyweds.