Average Cost of a Wedding in Singapore

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Like anything in Singapore, weddings are quite expensive in the country. However, it's also an unavoidable cost for most 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$18,000 (S$1,200 x 15 tables)S$29,000S$40,200 (S$1,340 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$10,800-S$17,400-S$24,100
TotalS$22,200S$37,100S$52,800

Wedding Banquets – S$30,000

The wedding banquet usually represents the most significant bulk of your wedding cost. Prices of banquets have steadily increased, with more and more fanciful venue customisation and premium menus. 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 table (of 10 guests) is around S$1,180 for weekday lunches to S$1,340 for weekend dinners, though prices vary greatly depending on venues of your preferred date. Assuming most couples opt for about 30 tables of 10 guests each, the average cost for your banquet is estimated to be around S$37,000.

This price can go as high as S$95,000 if you invite 300 people to Singapore's most expensive venues, or as low as about S$10,000 for a weekday lunch for 200 people at some of the least expensive venues. A consolation of these high totals is that you will receive a significant amount from red packets from your guests. It is possible that you will receive at least 60% of your banquet's total cost. Please see our summary table at the bottom of this page for a 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 complimentary 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 proposal has already taken place with an engagement ring, you'll still need to look for wedding bands for to exchange on the wedding day itself. As simple as they look, 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 are going to 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. That being said, those looking for a more affordable option can certainly plan exciting trips for S$1,000 to $2,000.

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. With that said, if you are unable to repay your wedding expenses within one month, it might make more sense to apply for a personal loan. This is because the best personal loans tend to charge effective interest rates well below those of credit cards. 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 2019 below.

Prices in SGD per TableWeekend LunchWeekend DinnerWeekday LunchWeekday Dinner
Amara Singapore 1,339 1,457 1,222 1,339
Andaz Singapore 2,049 2,375
Ban Heng Pavilion 698 698 639 638
Capella Singapore 1,869 2,104 1,869 2,104
Carlton Hotel Singapore 1,210 1,328 1,210 1,328
Changi Cove Hotel 1,045 1,076 951 951
Chijmes Hall Singapore 1,837 1,837 1,528 1,645
Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine 939 1,163 939 939
Concorde Hotel Singapore 1,139 1,375 1,139 1,175
Conrad Centennial Singapore 1,488 1,944 1,488 1,787
Copthorne King's Hotel Singapore 1,045 1,163 1,045 1,163
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport 1,245 1,481 1,245 1,104
Faber Peak Singapore 1,271 1,624 1,271 1,624
Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford 2,081 2,081 2,081 2,081
Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview 1,222 1,398 1,104 1,281
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore 1,645 1,743 1,645 1,516
Fu Lin Men @ Hotel RE! 586 586 586 586
Fu Lin Men @ Grand Banquet 845 845 845 845
Furama City Centre Singapore 1,010 1,186 1,010 1,128
Furama RiverFront, Singapore 1,108 1,065 1,092 1,116
Genting Hotel Jurong 927 1,045 927 927
Goodwood Park Hotel 1,634 1,865 1,634 1,575
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel 1,045 1,437 1,045 1,045
Grand Hyatt Singapore 1,693 2,006 1,693 1,810
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy 927 951 927 951
Hilton Singapore 1,304 1,477 1,304 1,398
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium 1,104 1,292 1,104 1,222
Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre 1,488 1,621 1,488 1,588
Hotel Fort Canning 1,222 1,383 1,222 1,186
Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La 1,092 1,375 1,092 1,069
iFly Singapore Sky Garden 1,624 1,624 1,389 1,389
InterContinental Singapore 1,645 2,081 1,645
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach 2,104 2,301 2,104 2,222
Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa (fomerly Movenpick) 1,751 1,751 1,751 1,751
Lijiang Restaurant by Yunnan 608 608 608 608
LingZhi Vegetarian (Liat Towers) 501 501 501 501
LingZhi Vegetarian (Velocity – Novena Square) 501 501 501 501
M Hotel 1,057 1,269 1,057 1,139
Mandarin Orchard Singapore 1,492 1,814 1,492 1,481
Mandarin Oriental Singapore 1,775 1,912 1,775 1,810
Marina Bay Sands 1,339 1,634 1,339 1,634
Marina Mandarin Singapore 1,288 1,341 1,288 968
Mercure Singapore Bugis 1,707 1,824 1,707 1,824
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay 1,198 1,457 1,198 1,281
Novotel Singapore on Stevens 1,281 1,516 1,281 1,281
Oasia Hotel Novena, Singapore 1,153 1,271 1,153 1,153
One Farrer Hotel & Spa 1,457 1,693 1,457 1,693
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove 1,092 1,300 1,092 1,138
Orchard Hotel Singapore 1,281 1,614 1,281 1,281
Orchid Country Club 1,022 1,151 975 1,080
Pan Pacific Singapore 1,402 1,781 1,245
Park Hotel Alexandra 1,133 1,251 1,133
Park Hotel Clarke Quay 1,057 1,163 1,022 1,116
PARKROYAL on Beach Road 1,292 1,531 1,292 1,316
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road 975 1,163 975 1,092
PARKROYAL on Pickering 1,610 1,712 1,610 1,281
Peach Garden @ Changi Airport T2 927 927 927 927
Peach Garden @ Hotel Miramar 975 1,163 975 975
Peach Garden @ NTU 633 633 633 633
Peach Garden @ OCBC Centre 1,119 1,198 1,080
Peach Garden @ Orchid Country Club 975 1,128 975 975
Peach Garden @ The Metropolis 975 1,010 975 1,010
Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza 939 939 589 589
Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel 927 1,045 869 927
Peony Jade at Clarke Quay 1,008 1,099 1,008 1,099
Peony Jade at Keppel Club 1,028 1,128 1,028 1,128
Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant 568 568 568 568
Qian Xi Bliss Garden 698 698 698 698
Qian Xi Blossom Garden 698 698 698 698
Qian Xi Bountiful Garden 678 678 678 678
Qian Xi Carpenter Street 698 698 698 698
Qian Xi Farrer Park 678 678 678 678
Qian Xi Hilltop Garden 698 698 698 698
Qian Xi Joy Garden 698 698 698 698
Qian Xi Jubilee Garden 718 718 718 718
Qian Xi Paya Lebar 678 678 678 678
Qian Xi Summer Garden 698 698 698 698
Raffles Town Club 1,045 1,163 1,045 1,045
Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park 1,069 1,316 1,045 1,163
Regent Singapore 1,422 1,728 1,210 1,210
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore at Bras Basah 1,222 1,339 1,104
Resorts World Sentosa, S.E.A. Aquarium 2,340 2,222
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 1,281 1,634 1,281 1,516
Royal Plaza on Scotts 1,398 1,398 1,398 1,398
Seletar Country Club 837 876 727 845
Sentosa Golf Club 1,045 1,398 1,045 1,398
Serangoon Gardens Country Club 688 688 628 628
Shangri-La Hotel 1,869 2,222 1,869 1,987
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa 1,539 1,539 1,410 1,410
Sheraton Towers Singapore 1,516 1,693 1,516 1,634
Shin Yeh 672 672 651 651
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant at Top of UOB Plaza 1,316 1,316 1,316 1,316
Sinfonia Ristorante 1,640 2,032 1,640 2,032
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel 1,516 1,869 1,516 1,163
Sofitel Singapore City Centre 1,751 1,987 1,751 1,987
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa 1,916 2,124 1,916 1,963
Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore 1,281 1,602 1,281 1,045
Temasek Club 986 1,045 869 927
The Chevrons 808 938 808 808
The Clifford Pier @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel 3,154 3,154 3,154 3,154
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore 1,646 1,795 1,551 1,693
The Joyden Hall 961 1,057 854 854
The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore 1,869 2,210 1,869 2,210
The St. Regis Singapore 1,987 2,399 1,987
The Westin Singapore 1,704 1,952 1,751
Tung Lok Heen 1,153 1,153 1,153 1,153
Tung Lok Seafood (Orchard Central) 629 629 629 629
Tung Lok Seafood (Upper Jurong) 629 629 629 629
Tung Lok Signatures (Orchard Rendezvous Hotel) 950 950 950 950
Tung Lok Signatures (The Central) 927 927 927 927
Village Hotel Changi by Far East Hospitality 1,080 1,222 1,080 1,104
Village Hotel Katong by Far East Hospitality 1,116 1,233 1,116 1,163
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove 1,904 2,061 1,904 1,751
YÀN 宴 1,398 1,398 1,398 1,398
York Hotel 1,008 1,108 1,008 1,008

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