Breaking Down The Average Cost of Weddings in Malaysia

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Tying the Knot in Malaysia: The Real Cost of Saying ‘I Do’

When it comes to weddings in Malaysia, the expenditure can really swing widely, depending on how grand you envision your day to be and what elements you consider non-negotiable. From the intimate do at your favourite restaurant to a lavish affair that’s nothing short of a royal wedding, there’s a whole spectrum of how much you can spend.

As of our last update, the average wedding cost in Malaysia can range quite a bit, with most couples spending anywhere from RM50,000 to over RM200,000 for the entire celebration. This range is pretty wide because of the diverse elements that can go into a wedding – think venue, attire, photography, videography, décor, and the all-important food!

Here’s a rough breakdown to give you a sense of where the ringgit might go and the average spent of a Malaysian couple:

Venue and CateringChinese restaurant in KL/Klang Valley (30 tables) RM 50,000 –
RM 60,000
Chinese restaurant in Penang (30 tables)RM 50,000 – RM60,000
Chinese restaurant in Ipoh (30 tables) RM 35,000
Chinese restaurant in Johor Bahru (30 tables)RM 35,000 –
RM 45,000
Buffet/Dome Catering (500 pax)RM 20,000 –
RM 25,000
4-5 Star Hotel in KL/Klang Valley (30 tables)RM 80,000 –
RM 120,000
3 Star Hotel in KL/ Klang Valley (30 tables)RM 50,000 –
RM 60, 000
Photography Full day RM 3,000 – RM 6,000
Videography Full dayRM 3,000 – RM 6,000
Bridal Attire Custom made (per item)RM 3,000 – RM 5,000
Off the rack (per item)RM 1,500 – RM 5,000
Rental (per item)RM 1,000 – RM 2,000
Groom’s Attire Custom made (per suit)RM 2,000 – RM 3,000
Off the rack (per item)RM 1,000 – RM 2,000
Bridal Party AttirePer personRM 200 – RM 500
Decoration Simple backdrop RM 1,500 – RM 3,000
Arch + Aisle Decor + Main Table RM 8,000 – RM 10,000
EntertainmentEmceeRM 1,000 – RM 2,000
Band RM 1,500 – RM 4,000
DJ RM 1,000 – RM 2,000
Traditional ceremoniesBetrothal and wedding gifts, wedding dowryRM 10,000 – RM 20,000

Keep in mind, these are ball-park figures, and savvy couples can definitely find ways to tie the knot beautifully without breaking the bank. It’s all about prioritizing what matters most to you and your partner. For instance, if food is your main jam, splurge on a killer menu and save on decorations by going DIY or choosing a naturally beautiful venue that doesn’t need much dressing up.

Also, let’s not forget the cultural elements that might add to the cost, especially if you’re planning to incorporate traditional ceremonies like the akad nikah or a Chinese tea ceremony. These can add to your budget, but they also enrich the day with cultural significance and memories to cherish.

So, there you have it! A little insight into the world of wedding expenses in Malaysia. It’s all about balancing your dreams with your budget, and remember, at the end of the day, it’s the love and the joy of coming together that truly counts.

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