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Wedding planner rates and wedding services cost guide

Last updated: 21st May 2019

Budgeting is very important when planning your wedding, so it definitely pays to know how much you’ll spend for the essentials. On average, celebrants charge around $75/hr for their services. Wedding planning will cost you approximately $90/hr. Meanwhile, the cost of hiring hair and makeup professionals is about $95/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Weddings & Events Businesses on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.
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Angela of Lovelyfaces Makeovers
Wedding Hair and Makeup
Price depends on the bride’s hair length and preferred look (light and natural or heavy makeup).
TOTAL COST: $130 – $170

Joseph of Sarkodie Photography
Wedding Photography
Service includes 10 hours of coverage, high-resolution and fully edited photos, and one album.
TOTAL COST: $3,900 – $5,100

Timeless Wedding Images
Wedding Photography
Service includes an all-day coverage for wedding ceremony and reception, prints of high-res and edited photos, and wedding and parent albums.
TOTAL COST: $1,395 – $2,995

Milton of Mrk Photography & Videography
Wedding Videography
Service includes 10 hours of coverage (preparation, wedding ceremony, reception, and photo shoot); one videographer and two video cameras; and short highlights video of the whole day.
TOTAL COST: $1,400

Party Hire Group
Wedding Hire
Equipment and wedding furniture hire can average between $15,000 – $25,000 depending on the number of people present.


Wedding services rates across different states data shows that the average cost of hiring celebrants in New South Wales is approximately $75/hr. In Vic, you can get the services of a celebrant for an average rate of about $60/hr.

Hair and makeup services in Queensland cost an average price of around $95/hr. Meanwhile, in New South Wales, hair and makeup professionals charge an average rate of approximately $100/hr.

If you’re in Queensland and looking to hire wedding planners, ready your pockets as the average cost of their services is about $120/hr. Wedding planning in New South Wales is less expensive at around $100/hr on average.

In order to realise your dream wedding, you should hire competent professionals to handle every aspect of your special day. has many businesses that specialise in a variety of wedding services. Get in touch with them so that you can start planning now. 

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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