A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.
How Much Does Wedding Cost 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).
How do couples afford a wedding?
On average, couples cover about 60% of their total wedding costs. More than half – 57% – of couples relied on borrowing via credit cards or financial institutions to finance their weddings, while 16% of couples borrowed the money from a friend or family member.
How do I save for a wedding in South Africa?
How do I plan an affordable wedding?
50% of your budget goes towards the venue and catering.
10% is for wedding outfits and accessories.
15% should be set aside for photography, music, flowers, and décor.
10% should be used for the cake, invitations, and table gifts.
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.
What does the bride groom pay for?
The groom is traditionally expected to pay for the marriage license and officiant’s fees, and buy the bouquet for his “date” (the bride), as well as her engagement and wedding rings and a gift; he should also purchase boutonnieres and gifts for his groomsmen.
Do parents give wedding gifts?
A: Congratulations on your daughter’s upcoming wedding. While in some families and cultures, the parents do give a tangible gift to the bridal couple, other families and cultures feel the wedding itself is enough. This means it is completely your choice.