- Buying a HDB flat (Cash over valuation) = $20-$50k (Rest is usually paid by CPF)
- Renovation = $20 to $40K
- Wedding dinner/lunch = $20k to $30k (depends on hotel and no. of tables)
- Engagement ring = $1k to $10k (depends on the depth of the guy's wallet)
- Photography + Wedding gown/suit = $1k to $5k
- Miscellaneous lunches, hongbaos = $1k to $2k
- Honeymoon = $500 to $10k (depending on where and when you travel)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
How Much To Get Married
A common topic amongst my single friends is the amount of money that they require to get married. Many of them lament that it will cost them a bomb to get married. Big ticket items include paying for the house (cash over valuation), renovation, holding a wedding lunch/dinner @ a hotel, buying the engagement ring and of course other miscellaneous expenses. Some of them reckon that they need as much as $50k and above to get married in Singapore!
Surely there must be a cheaper way to get married in Singapore and still enjoy the perks of all the above. Let's do a rough breakdown of the expenses and perhaps in my next few posts, I can touch on how one might save up on each of the big ticket items.
As mentioned above, the big ticket items are as follows and estimated costs are also shown:
Anything else to add to the list?
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