Wedding planning can be a pretty, if not very confusing task. Most of us might not have enough experience and knowledge to start with, not to mention the many expectations and pressure that might arise from families or peers. To answer all the important questions such as: how soon you should start planning, how much budget you should allocate on each vendor as well as choosing and booking vendors, we reached out to 5,000 brides and grooms across Indonesia and present you this report. Without further ado, take a closer look below!
Compared to last year's wedding industry report, couples are less likely to choose an auspicious wedding date. A majority of couples have an engagement party before the wedding and 9-12 months is deemed the most efficient time to plan a wedding.
When it comes to choosing vendors, our survey shows that couples primarily rely on family and friend's recommendation (23.9%) to find the most suitable vendor for their wedding. Online sources such as Bridestory (18.8%) and social media (18.8%) has an increase of percentage compared to last year's report, meaning that online presence and portfolio is also highly essential for vendors. After finding potential candidates, price (40.3%), portfolio (25.9%) and reviews (12.9%) are the top three factors that help a couple to choose one winning vendor.
Up next is a vendor-booking timeline you can use as a guideline to secure your vendors in time. The first things to book are venue and catering, as these two are major elements that may also determine the wedding date. Next is your hair and makeup vendor, followed by wedding planner, wedding decorators and photographer & videographer. Don't forget to also prepare all the needed documents to get your marriage legally registered 6 months in advance!
Now let's move on to wedding budgeting. In the image you can find a table that shows reasonable ranges of budget for a wedding, depending on number of guests and degree of luxury. If you're unsure of how much you should prepare and what amount is deemed acceptable for a certain amount of guests, this table will give you the insight you need.
After deciding on a specific amount, you can rely on these numbers to create budget allocation. Clearly venue and catering will take up most of your wedding budget (39.2%) followed by decoration (12.3%) and wedding planner (5.51%).
There you have it, this year's Indonesia wedding survey report. Do remember that the numbers above are just guidelines to help you decide and determine the first essential elements of the wedding planning. Don't feel confined or pressured should you decide to do unlike what's stated and we do hope these insights can help you plan the wedding of your dreams this year. Happy planning!