Posted November 13, 2018 04:31:47 Australian wedding venues are growing rapidly.
There are now more than 5,000 wedding venues in Australia, a 10 per cent increase over a decade ago, according to the Bureau of Statistics.
But in recent years, the boom in weddings has been accompanied by a wave of concern.
The rise in wedding venues has been met with increasing scrutiny from governments and industry groups.
Here are the key points: The trend has seen many venues close and leave many people without access to a place to have a wedding venue.
There have also been calls for an end to venues being closed on holidays.
In some cases, the number of venues that are closed has been increasing.
The closure of venues has also raised the question of the sustainability of weddings.
The industry has been vocal about the need for venues to be open during peak holiday periods.
“If you’re going to be on a holiday in 2019 and 2020, you’ve got to be in your venue for your event,” said Jenny McColl, executive director of the Australian Wedding Commission.
“There’s no question that we’re seeing a shift in attitudes towards the fact that we need to be able to have our venues open for the entire holiday period,” she said.
The Australian Institute of Wedding and Events (AIWEA) says the trend has resulted in venues closing for longer than ever.
“We’re seeing more and more venues closing during peak holidays in 2017,” said AIWEA chief executive Jenny McCallum.
“What will be the rules of engagement when the season is over? “
As a consequence, there’s a lot of uncertainty about how these venues will operate in the future,” she added.
“What will be the rules of engagement when the season is over?
Who will be responsible for the maintenance of these venues?
It will be important to keep in mind the future of venues when planning your wedding.”
The number of weddings in Australia has grown in recent decades, but the trend is likely to continue, with an increasing number of people choosing to marry abroad, according the Bureau.
“Weddings are an important part of the overall social fabric and the way in which Australians connect to each other and their families,” said Katherine Farrow, chief executive of the International Association of Wedding & Gowns.
“While there is much to celebrate about our vibrant wedding culture, we must not let it be used as a vehicle for discrimination or stigmatising,” she told the ABC.
“It’s time for Australian businesses and organisations to step up to the plate and take the lead in building a more welcoming society for everyone.”
There are currently more than 4,000 weddings in Victoria, more than double the number from five years ago, and up to a quarter of Australian marriages are overseas.
“Our industry needs to be part of making that happen,” said Ms Farrow.
“The Australian wedding industry has a significant opportunity to lead the way.”
While Australia has seen a rise in the number and diversity of weddings, there has been a decline in the availability of wedding venues.
The number and number of wedding locations have also increased.
“Australia’s number of overseas weddings fell by 13 per cent last year to 617,” said Andrew Naylor, executive producer of the ABC’s Australian Weekend.
“This is partly because the number has been growing, and the availability has been rising,” he said.
“In fact, there was an increase of the number in 2015-16 of weddings outside of Australia.”
The numbers have also continued to rise for some countries, with many couples choosing to live overseas.
Australia’s average wedding price has risen by 10 per one cent since 2015, according a recent report from the Institute of Purchasing, Research and Statistics (IPRS).
The institute found that Australia’s wedding market was experiencing a price-driven shift, with a sharp increase in the price of wedding venue rental, a decline of 30 per cent in wedding rates and a 40 per cent drop in weddings in 2016.
“For a lot more couples, their wedding budget is going to go up to $3,000,” Ms Frols said.
She said there was a need for an Australian-style wedding market to ensure that the value of weddings is shared by all parties involved.
“Even though a lot people are choosing to have their wedding in Australia or overseas, the majority of the people who have had their wedding on an Australian or international venue have had it in another country,” she explained.
“They can’t go through the hassle of getting there.
The costs are also much lower, and there’s an expectation that the cost of the venue itself is not going to affect the quality of the experience.”
Ms Frowds said Australia needed to change its marriage laws to encourage greater inclusion of foreign families in weddings.
“With a significant number of Australians opting to travel abroad for the first time, we need a marriage law that gives them the rights and freedoms to marry the person they want,” she