Average Cost Of a Wedding In Singapore

Like anything in Singapore, weddings are quite expensive in Singapore. However, it's also an unavoidable cost for people who want to start this important chapter in life. To help you budget for this important event, we have created the study below on the average cost of weddings in Singapore. Calculating the average cost of a wedding is actually quite difficult because of the wide variety of possible options that are available. The all-in price can differ by tens of thousands of dollars (if not hundreds) depending on your expectations and budget. Therefore, we focus on breaking down the cost into its essential components and providing a range of all costs involved in a typical Singaporean wedding, including the customary wedding banquet.

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Average Cost of a Wedding in Singapore

As we mentioned, the concept of "average cost" is actually elusive for something like a wedding. Therefore, we provide a range & median cost for each of the main cost items. Typically, a wedding in Singapore could cost somewhere around S$30,000 to S$50,000, though extravagant weddings can cost significantly more (i.e. more than S$100,000). Some of the biggest components are the wedding banquet, bridal package and honeymoon. We also consider the cost of dowry and photography, which we discus in more detail below.

Wedding CostsLower RangeMedianUpper Range
Bridal PackageS$3,000S$4,500S$6,000
Wedding BandsS$2,000S$4,000S$6,000
DowryS$500S$2,750S$5,000
SolemnisationS$1,000S$3,000S$5,000
Wedding BanquetS$17,000 (S$1,110 x 15 tables)S$28,000S$39,000 (S$1,300 x 30 tables)
Wedding photographyS$2,500S$3,250S$4,000
Miscellaneous costsS$1,000S$1,500S$2,000
HoneymoonS$5,000S$6,500S$8,000
Subsidy from Red Packets (60% of Banquet)-S$18,000-S$23,000-S$28,000
TotalS$14,000S$32,500S$53,000

Wedding Banquets – S$30,000

The wedding banquet is no doubt where the main bulk of your wedding cost will go to. Prices of banquets have just been going higher and higher, with more and more fanciful venue customisation and premium menu. Most couples would say that the banquet venue is chosen for their parents, since the marriage of their children is a question of “face-value”. The average cost per person is around S$127 for weekday lunches to S$155 for weekend dinners, though price per guest ranges between S$50 to $222 per person. Assuming most couples opt for about 30 tables of 10 guest each, the average cost for your banquet is estimated to be around S$30,000.

This price can go as high as S$66,600 if you opt for S$222 x 300 people, or as low as S$10,000 for S$50 x 200 people. Perhaps a consolation is that you will most likely be able to claim back at least 60 percent of the cost from the red packets you will get from your guests. Please see our summary table at the bottom of this page for detailed list of all the banquet venues available in Singapore.

Bridal Packages (Dress, Gowns, Make Up, etc.) – S$3,000 to S$6,000

Taking up a bridal package is most likely the preferred way for couples here to manage their wedding. A bridal package is convenient, since you get to rent your gowns and suits, and includes pre-wedding photography all within a single package. While it may look expensive to shell out so much for a few gown rentals and taking some pictures, bridal packages remain a popular choice because it can be even more expensive to go a la carte. A single custom-made gown could easily cost more than s$2,000.

With a bridal studio, you get to choose 3 to 4 gowns with free altering, and receive complementary make-up artist, indoor photo studio and outdoor photoshoot. The range of cost depends on your expectations on different factors. It could vary depending on whether you want a premium range of gowns and how many changes of gowns you want. It could also vary on the number of locations of your photo shoot (or premium locations like overseas) or the number of photos in your wedding album.

Wedding rings – S$2,000 to S$6,000

Assuming the man has already proposed with an engagement ring, you'll still need to look for wedding bands for both of you to exchange on the wedding day itself. Simple as it looks, wedding bands can still cost between S$1,000 S$3,000 each, depending on the type of material it is made of and whether you want one encrusted with diamonds. Some may also prefer signature rings from designer brands such the famous Trinity De Cartier or the iconic Bvlgari B.Zero 1.

Dowry – S$500 to S$5,000

While you may think of Singapore as a picture of modernity, who knew that most Chinese families here still adhere to the tradition of giving a dowry to the bride's family? This is usually a cash gift or jewellery, and most pay a price between S$2,000 to S$5,000. If you are lucky and your in-laws don't mind, you can make it away with a token of a few hundred dollars.

Solemnisation – S$1,000 to S$5,000

If you are like most Singaporeans who hold a solemnisation because you need to be married first before collecting your Build-To-Order HDB flats, then this will be an extra cost to you. Luckily, most solemnisation ceremonies are a little more casual compared to the actual wedding day. You can hire a simple venue or even hold it at the registry for a minimal fee of about S$1,000 by getting caterers or hold it at a grander venue with floral arches and fancy lunches at about S$5,000.

Wedding Photography & Videography – S$2,500 to S$4,000

Many couples want to capture the beautiful memories of the day, so they will most likely hire a specialised wedding photographer or/and videographer for the day. Expect these costs to run from S$2,500 to S$4,000.

Honeymoon – S$5,000 to S$8,000

After a whole year of planning, trust us you would want to go on a honeymoon, even if it is just a short break. Most couples will likely take a 2-week holiday to somewhere exotic, so be prepared for the cost to come up between S$5,000 to S$8,000.

Other miscellaneous costs – S$1,000 to S$2,000

There will be quite a number of red packets to be given out on the day, such as to your bridesmaids and groomsmen for helping out, hiring wedding cars and transport, corkage at the dinner or additional entertainment at the wedding or after-party costs.

Money Saving Tips

The fact is there are many ways you can actually save on your wedding cost. Some of the easiest ways include by using various credit cards for rebates, making use of credit card deals with hotels for your wedding banquet and trimming the extras. Read our other article here to see how you can save on your wedding costs!

List of Banquet Venues by Cost

For people who are looking for the best venue for their wedding banquets, we've collected information all the wedding venues and their prices for 2017 below.

Cost Per Table of 10 People (in SGD)Weekend DinnerWeekend LunchWeekday DinnerWeekday LunchMin/Max Tables (Saturday/Weekend)
Capella Singapore2,3401,8701,9901,87015 ~ 40
The St. Regis Singapore2,3401,6201,87030 ~ 48
Resorts World Sentosa, S.E.A. Aquarium2,2202,22015 ~ 24
The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore2,2101,7602,2101,76045 ~ 100
The South Beach2,1101,7501,9901,75030 ~ 37
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa2,0901,8501,9601,85020 ~ 26
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove2,0601,6301,6901,63040 ~ 48
Grand Hyatt Singapore1,9901,6301,7501,63020 ~ 24
Shangri-La Hotel1,9901,6301,7501,63030 ~ 100
The Westin Singapore1,9201,5601,52025 ~ 30
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore1,8901,6001,46025 ~ 48
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa1,8701,6301,2801,28025 ~ 46
Conrad Centennial Singapore (Table of 12 for Dinner)1,8701,2401,6301,24030 ~ 34
InterContinental Singapore1,8701,4001,2001,40028 ~ 37
Goodwood Park Hotel1,8501,5201,5201,52018 ~ 40
Sheraton Towers Singapore (Table of 12)1,8501,4601,5301,46030 ~ 45
Mandarin Oriental Singapore1,8101,3801,4601,38035 ~ 40
CHIJMES Hall Singapore1,7601,7601,4101,41020 ~ 30
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore1,7501,4801,4801,48020 ~ 32
Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa (fomerly Movenpick)1,7501,5201,52012 ~ 15
PARKROYAL on Pickering1,7501,2801,4001,2808 ~ 30
Raffles Hotel1,7501,4001,4601,40015 ~ 25
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel1,7501,4501,4001,29030 ~ 55
iFly Singapore Sky Garden1,7101,4201,7101,42010 ~ 12
Pan Pacific Singapore1,6801,3301,3301,33030 ~ 65
Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel1,6801,2601,26025 ~ 50
Marina Mandarin Singapore1,6401,1701,2701,17020 ~ 60
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel1,6301,2001,4501,20017 ~ 65
Marina Bay Sands1,6301,1601,5201,16020 ~ 150
Orchard Hotel Singapore1,5801,1301,1301,13025 ~ 100
Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore1,5301,2201,09030 ~ 50
Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford1,5201,1601,2801,16020 ~ 100
One Farrer Hotel & Spa1,5201,5201,2801,28030 ~ 56
PARKROYAL on Beach Road1,5201,1601,2801,16025 ~ 45
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore1,5201,2801,2801,28020 ~ 400
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa1,5201,3801,2601,14030 ~ 48
Faber Peak Singapore1,5101,1501,5101,1507 ~ 20
Carlton Hotel Singapore1,4901,1601,2601,16020 ~ 34
Hilton Singapore1,4901,1601,3201,16018 ~ 50
Hotel Fort Canning1,4601,1001,1901,10018 ~ 50
Mandarin Orchard Singapore1,4601,2901,3001,29035 ~ 95
Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore1,4601,1601,3401,1208 ~ 12
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport1,4501,1301,0501,13020 ~ 28
M Hotel1,4208901,26089025 ~ 32
Concorde Hotel Singapore1,3601,0501,1301,05025 ~ 44
Hotel RE! Pearl's Hill1,3401,1001,2201,10017 ~ 43
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay1,3301,1401,1601,14018 ~ 50
Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre1,3009801,18098025 ~ 38
Royal Plaza on Scotts1,3001,0601,3001,0608 ~ 11
Amara Singapore1,2801,1601,1601,05025 ~ 42
Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview1,2801,1001,16099020 ~ 32
Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park1,2801,0201,1208 ~ 26
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore by Far East Hospitality1,2801,2801,28018 ~ 24
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium1,2501,1301,2501,13020 ~ 46
Park Hotel Alexandra1,2501,1301,1301,0203 ~ 14
Furama City Centre Singapore1,2109901,09099030 ~ 46
Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La1,19099099099015 ~ 30
Imperial Treasure @ Chinese Swimming Club1,16094098094018 ~ 26
One Degree Marina Bay Sands1,1601,0501,1601,05020 ~ 36
YÀN1,1601,1601,1601,1608 ~ 15
Tung Lok Heen1,1501,1501,1501,1508 ~ 14
Peach Garden @ OCBC Centre1,1401,0201,02020 ~ 21
Copthorne King's Hotel Singapore1,10097099097025 ~ 40
Furama RiverFront, Singapore1,0709801,00086020 ~ 55
Peach Garden @ Hotel Miramar1,06082094082025 ~ 45
Peony Jade at Clarke Quay1,06087099087018 ~ 22
Peony Jade at Keppel Club1,06096099089018 ~ 42
The Joyden Hall1,06096085085025 ~ 38
York Hotel1,0601,06096096020 ~ 42
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road1,05082095082025 ~ 45
Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel1,0501,0501,0501,05020 ~ 43
Temasek Club1,05099093087010 ~ 60
Orchid Country Club1,00085092085030 ~ 120
Peach Garden @ Orchid Country Club98086082025 ~ 42
Genting Hotel Jurong95083086083015 ~ 33
Village Hotel Changi by Far East Hospitality95093095093016 ~ 25
Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza94094059059020 ~ 30
THE CHEVRONS94074084074020 ~ 50
Peach Garden @ The Metropolis9309309309306 ~ 9
Tung Lok Signatures (Orchard Parade)93093084084025 ~ 30
Tung Lok Signatures (The Central)93093093093017 ~ 20
Village Hotel Katong by Far East Hospitality93087093087010 ~ 25
Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant89089089089015 ~ 35
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy89079079074015 ~ 35
Seletar Country Club8908908507308 ~ 26
Fu Lin Men @ Raffles Country Club87087087087025 ~ 43
Grand Banquet87087087087020 ~ 38
Serangoon Gardens Country Club83083079079020 ~ 45
Qian Xi Carpenter Street6906906906905 ~ 80
Qian Xi Summer Garden67067067067010 ~ 100
Qian Xi Blossom Garden66066066066010 ~ 70
Qian Xi Joy Garden66066066066015 ~ 130
Qian Xi Bliss Garden64064064064020 ~ 100
Qian Xi Hilltop Garden6406406406405 ~ 62
Shin Yeh64064061061020 ~ 30
Tim Palace63063063063015 ~ 80
Tung Lok Seafood (Orchard Central)63063063063015 ~ 18
Tung Lok Seafood (Upper Jurong)63063063063015 ~ 40
Ban Heng Pavilion62062056056015 ~ 112
Qian Xi Bountiful Garden62062062062010 ~ 70
Qian Xi Farrer Park62062062062015 ~ 57
Qian Xi Paya Lebar62062062062015 ~ 100
Lijiang Restaurant by Yunnan61061061061020 ~ 40
Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant57057057057010 ~ 40
Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant57057057057020 ~ 40
LingZhi Vegetarian (Liat Towers)5005005005008 ~ 15
LingZhi Vegetarian (Velocity – Novena Square)50050050050010 ~ 12
Average1,2741,0691,1291,032

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