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How much an average cost for wedding in vietnam ?

i am wondering how much it cost for wedding and everything needed for marriage ? Some of you will say it depends on how much you want to spend but i hope someone can share more information to me . If you can breakdown on what you spend will be good .  :)

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:) Hi,

I don't know how much it costs but from my friend's wedding, I can tell you that if you have a wide relationships, they will cover all the fee wherever you hold the wedding party. Like my friend's wedding, both of groom and bridehave been working in HR and ASAP for years so most of 1000 the customers are just from HR and ASAP.

That's why I don't like Vietnamese weddings. They always focus much on how many people will attend to their weddings and imitate the others'wedding. They usually order over 300 invitations while their relationships arent large so they have to invite strangers who just met them once or twice. The consequences are that they will feel worried if there are many empty seats or not. customers just come to eat, not to feel happy for their important day.

Regards.

I broke even on my wedding last February. 250 guests. About 60 mil for all and this was at the most expensive venue in Bien Hoa with Pyro technos and live band.

In Saigon it will cost much more. Here most of the locals set up a tent in the middle of the road and hire live band for the entire day. Cheap but fun.

A wedding in VN often pays for itself.    If its a home/street wedding then you should have extra for the honeymoon.

OBB :

A wedding in VN often pays for itself.    If its a home/street wedding then you should have extra for the honeymoon.

Chinese weddings ALWAYS run at a profit. A friend was married last year and they walked away with over USD$21,000 surplus to costs.

Most Red Packets had over USD$200 in them. The Red Packets were collected upon entry, and the relative receiving them discretely stuck a numbered sticker on them! They also hired a couple of Cong An for security.

Vietnamese, and immigration officers, like to see weddings with high body counts - photographers have stock photo's of large weddings.

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I have asked a number of people the same question...they all say the same ...


about 50.000.000 dong or $2500 US..that should get you enough beer for 100 people including food and a disco and MC.

(insulting the team = ban)

The biggest cost is your freedom, consider money as secondair

If you use one of the big hotels it will be between 5 and ten k USD, or even more depending on what you want. If you use a wedding centre, between 2.5k and 5k USD.

Right now we are running the last things before our wedding... I asked my family some months ago how much we may need to spend in total & they answerd me (after some minutes of thinking): may 3'500 $ US around would be enough - I just couldn't believe.
Now today I can say: in totally we have to spend around 9 - 10 k $ us..!!!.this includes just all, 3 different dresses (for both), car-rent, typical wedding jewelry, restaurant about 300 guests incl. Moderation in in our hometown at wedding-day & the (to us) obligatory 2. (after-)weddingparty in HCMC with ones again around 300 people...  Honeymoon not included... Sure, something will come back by weddinggifts, but first we have to pay...

Btw: All donations are welcome ;) - just kidding ;)

sailingholidays :

restaurant about 300 guests incl. Moderation in in our hometown at wedding-day & the (to us) obligatory
2. (after-)weddingparty in HCMC with ones again around 300 people...

Sailingholidays, 600 people include your wife's guest &relatives and your friends?
- Wedding jewelry: its depends on what you want to buy. If only 2 rings, its not much. But if you want more, it cost about 1.500 - 2.000$.

Necklace, earrings, bracelets, wedding rings = around 2'800 - 3'000 $ - I decided to take 24 krt, not less... & a gem on her ring...
- the numbers of guests are inclued all relatives, friends, naibors & business colleagues of me, my wife & her mom...
Too much? I have to drink with our guests on every table... yeah, this could be difficult not to get dissy ;)
just kidding

Oh, yeah, I forgot, I dont think about earrings, bracelets :D. Because when I got married, we just bought 2 rings 18k, very simple :D.
And my parent gave me a necklace (24k), my mother-in-law gave me one. I bought a bracelet (24k) by myself. Some others gave me some rings (24k). I sold all of them when we bought a house.

If you have money, you can buy more for you wife. I hope that's your idea, not her idea ;)! Because you get married so fast, so I worry a little about your money :D.



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At first she would buy only rings - but I just asked her about the right way to do a nice traditional wedding, so she told about all this stuff. to buy 24 krt - this idea is mine. she voted for some other, a lot more simple...

Ok, Mirko. After reading and trying to observe something ;), I think your wife is quite good. But, be careful with your money.

I will tell you a story: my friend can earn so much. She always buy something expensive for her boyfriend, because she loved him so much. She has Apple latop, she gave him, because she thought he need it than her. And one day, he saw 60 millions in her purse when he visited her, he quietly brought all that money to his house. She tried to reclaim but he didnt return it, until now...

When someone said to her: there is a wedding party in his house... She doubted him, and try to reclaim her laptop, he said: give me your Ipad. But  at that time, she was smarter, she said: oh, it's not here, my brother keeps it...

She intended to buy IP5 for him. And now, after 5 years, she's just know him get married with other woman... So sad.

I talked to her: if you love someone again, dont buy something expensive for him. Maybe he is not greedy, but after knowing you always take care him like that, he will take advantage of you...

In Vietnam, we have a proverb: Lòng tham vô đáy (The more you get, the more you want). You will spend much money here, after marriage, because your wife is quite poor. When I was child, when someone got married with a rich guy, many people always said: her parents and her relative can rely on her ;).

PS: I can talk to you privately, but I want many people here give you some opinions, it would be more objective.

Hi,

I am new to this forum. Planning to get married in Ho Chi Minh in July. What is the cost for 80 guest in  Thu Duc area restaurant, photography and others?

Thanks

mikelim33 :

Hi,

I am new to this forum. Planning to get married in Ho Chi Minh in July. What is the cost for 80 guest in  Thu Duc area restaurant, photography and others?

Thanks

Its not so high in Thu Duc area. 80 guest = 8 talbes, about 3 mils/1 table for normal one. But sure you can chose expensive one if you have money. My colleague just got married 1 year ago, its about 3 mils.

If your wife is Vietnamse, ask her help you: http://happywedding.vn/theo-quan/nha-ha … c-106.html

But, you will get married in July, and now still don't know about it? Wondering...

PS: I reply you here because maybe other people need it.

i think the cost for wedding party is up yours. Our vietnamese think that everyone have only wedding party so we are interested in much.

Hey guys ,

Finally i saved enough money to get marriage.... I was wondering 7.5k USD would be enough for everything ? Including rings, wedding dress, photographs, venue & food ?
Also, estimated around 150 guest

Hmmm...wow. 7.5K?

My Fiancee says we will have it at her mother's house, 1 or 2 handfuls of her very best friends and some family who lives in town.

Cost: Pretty much $0.

We already have the rings.

Zep--

Zepo sounds like the best plan!!?!

Zepo :

Hmmm...wow. 7.5K?

My Fiancee says we will have it at her mother's house, 1 or 2 handfuls of her very best friends and some family who lives in town.

Cost: Pretty much $0.

We already have the rings.

Zep--

$0???

Well to start with you'll need to give the Monks at your local Temple a few bucks to pick the right wedding date. Then comes the invitations to the event. You'll need a photograph of both of you all decked out and photoshoped to the  point you and her look like your already dead or trying ro post outside the party. Next comes the rental circus tents,  tables and the little red chairs that make everybody look like their back in kindergarten. You have to get a DJ/MC with music that has to play at the sound level of a 747 taking off. 4 stacks of speakers at least 10 ft tall should be enough. Then the food. At least 1 maybe 2 pigs, some ducks and chickens and green stuff. In addition  of course the beverages. Bottles and bottles of clear stuff that's at least 500 proof and tastes and smells like diesel fuel and if you don't get the good stuff you might have some dead or blind guests a few hours after the ceremony, maybe for the teetotaler's  a half case of sodas and water. Then you'll need servers to feed everybody plus a few other odds and ends. You now have the typical country VN wedding at her mothers house. At $0 cost??. Elope dude before its too late.

Rick

Traditionally, Vietnamese women look at the wedding as their BIG DAY and many prefer to have the day at a wedding centre as most Vietnamese houses just can't accommodate 150 people. But in that case they often put a tent outside with chairs and table - there are companies that do just that and supply chefs and serving staff.

I can't remember what our wedding cost was. We had it in a wedding centre in Saigon, having been to every 4 star and 5 star hotel in Saigon and rejected them all.

The first thing that the wedding centre that we chose did was to put on a full scale specimen wedding dinner complete with beer FOC, for all prospective couples - the hall was filled with maybe 100 tables. We were sold on their service immediately.

That was a well over a year ago so the cost will have increased.

Remember also that all of your guests will be expected to provide an envelope with cash in it to help defray the cost.

Best thing you can do is to get to some of the wedding centre and check their prices. Or check the people who supply the tents, tables and chairs etc for a price.

Hope you have a brilliant day!

Budman1 :
Zepo :

Hmmm...wow. 7.5K?

My Fiancee says we will have it at her mother's house, 1 or 2 handfuls of her very best friends and some family who lives in town.

Cost: Pretty much $0.

We already have the rings.

Zep--

$0???

Well to start with you'll need to give the Monks at your local Temple a few bucks to pick the right wedding date. Then comes the invitations to the event. You'll need a photograph of both of you all decked out and photoshoped to the  point you and her look like your already dead or trying ro post outside the party. Next comes the rental circus tents,  tables and the little red chairs that make everybody look like their back in kindergarten. You have to get a DJ/MC with music that has to play at the sound level of a 747 taking off. 4 stacks of speakers at least 10 ft tall should be enough. Then the food. At least 1 maybe 2 pigs, some ducks and chickens and green stuff. In addition  of course the beverages. Bottles and bottles of clear stuff that's at least 500 proof and tastes and smells like diesel fuel and if you don't get the good stuff you might have some dead or blind guests a few hours after the ceremony, maybe for the teetotaler's  a half case of sodas and water. Then you'll need servers to feed everybody plus a few other odds and ends. You now have the typical country VN wedding at her mothers house. At $0 cost??. Elope dude before its too late.

Rick

Haha...no.

I don't think her mom's house is that big

Zep--

Oh, this will be her second wedding, Her Vietnamese husband had an accident and died around 2004. I think this is why the big party for her is not necessary.

Zep

Zep that last line was a small inside type joke, I would never seriously suggest it in your case. Weddings are extremely important to VN lady's and I'm sure at what ever the cost, it will be a happy and memorable day for both of you. Best wishes for a long life together.

Rick

Weddings in Vietnam is various depending on each region of Vietnam. If you celebrate  wedding at home, you can save a lot of money for renting from wedding and event organisation. If you have to rent, costs for the whole package must be at your concern. It also depends on the how big our wedding is. You should have  $1000 at least.Congratulations on your wedding1

One of our colleague got married last month (both husband and wife are Vietnamese). She told me it cost them around $15,000. Event was in White Palace (Wednesday night - in the middle of week is cheaper) about 150 guests. Set menu for Dinner and served beer and water. Bride changed clothes 7 times.
I do not know how much they collected in gift envelopes at the door.

I just happened to hear on drive to work radio the other day that the average wedding party in Hawaii costs an astonishing $35,000.  In relative terms, a lot of people are paying a lot more in VN.  Weddings seem to be big business in HCMC.   I have never been any place that had more wedding gown stores per km of street. 

I was fortunate that my wife is real tightwad and we had one of those front yard country weddings with the rented tent, tables and plastic chairs.  My Cholon district custom made suit was the most expensive item but I still have the suit.

My last divorce cost me half a million dollars. I wont be buying another one.

eodmatt :

My last divorce cost me half a million dollars. I wont be buying another one.

You say "last divorce" has  there been more than one,lol.

The last was the second. I have to say that being married to a Vietnamese lady is a very refreshing change.

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