Financial adviser Dave Henderson discusses the importance of discussing life events with clients after recently being hit on a personal level while planning his daughter's wedding. According to the Wedding Report, the average wedding in 2015 cost USD $26,601, which does not include the cost of the honeymoon. Henderson helps clients prepare for expensive events well in advance of their occurrence and gives some helpful tips in this article.
Here in New Zealand the estimated NZD cost of a wedding - according to one estimate - is $30,000. That struck me as a little high, but may be because of the way Stuff.co.nz asked the question and who they asked. The fee for a registry office marriage, assuming no other costs, so you turn up in the clothes you wear normally, and bring sandwiches, is just under $174.