Getting married 10% more expensive than two years ago
Weekday wedding ceremonies at town halls have become on average 10.1% more expensive in 2022 than in 2019. The most expensive weddings take place from Monday to Thursday with a long speech from an official in Utrecht costing 829 euros. The cheapest location is Noord-Beveland in Zeeland for 155 euros, reports wedding site The Perfect Wedding, which obtained figures from all 345 Dutch municipalities earlier this year.
On average, couples pay 412.99 euros to get married at the town hall after a speech by a civil servant. Those who want to say yes on a Friday pay an average of 429.45 euros, also 10.1% more than before the pandemic. On Saturday, the price is 693.34 euros, 5.1% more than in 2019. The most expensive wedding day is Sunday, where the cost of 853.25 euros is now 6.7% higher than before the pandemic.
Wormerland in Noord-Holland stands out in the figures, the municipality doubling the 2021 wedding rate to 770 euros. The largest provincial price increase took place in Friesland, where getting married on a Friday costs 23.3% more than in 2019.
The cost of a civil ceremony increased the least in Zeeland; raising just under five percent. On the other hand, couples bet the most money to get married in Delft on Sunday. Wallets stretch to 2,139 euros, almost 14 times more than getting married on a weekday in the cheapest municipality of Noord-Beveland.
Prices fell in ten municipalities, with Schouwen-Duiveland in Zeeland recording the biggest drop (-32.9%).