It’ll cost you.
Did you find that as soon as you mentioned the word ‘wedding‘ when planning your big day, prices suddenly doubled, tripled, or quadrupled?
No it wasn’t your imagination, the so called ‘wedding tax’ is real. And it’s the reason why getting married is so. Damn. Expensive.
A Current Affair has investigated the extra dollar figure you pay just by dropping the “W” bomb. Hint: It’s a lot.
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Price comparison site Choice also recently arranged a test in which two shoppers called the same suppliers and requested a quote for the exact same event. The only key difference was that one said the word ‘wedding’, while the other said it was for a 40th birthday party.
We bet you can guess what happened next. The prices for the wedding skyrocketed.
“If you ring your florist and you want 20 bunches of flowers, they might be $50 or $60, but if you say it’s for a wedding they’re $100, $120,” one bride-to-be told A Current Affair.
Here is what else they found when comparing prices between a wedding and 21st birthday:
21st birthday — $1623
Wedding — $2436
Chrysler 300c stretch limo for three hours:
21st birthday — $330
Wedding — $990
21st birthday — $130
Wedding — $220
DJ for five hours:
21st birthday — $390
Wedding — $455
120 slices of cake:
21st birthday — $464
Wedding — $661
Photographer for four hours:
21st birthday — $1950
Wedding — $4400
Pretty steep right? So if you want to save some cash when it comes to your special day, we suggest you drop the word ‘wedding’ from your vocabulary. At least when it comes to your spending.
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