Whether it’s a taking up a new hobby or putting more cash away for a rainy day, every Aussie has something they want to do in the new year.
But if you’re planning to walk down the aisle in 2019, you may have already started doing your research on what you want for your big day, including the location.
Destination weddings have become more trendy over the last few years, with couples flocking to different parts of the world to say ‘I do’.
And according to new research from travel search engine, KAYAK, it appears that Melbourne has become the top domestic destination to tie the knot, followed by Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Perth.
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But what’s a wedding without a honeymoon?
The data also revealed that Bali has taken out the top spot as the number one honeymoon destination for Aussies, recording a year-on-year search volume increase by 80%.
And while Aussies flock to Bali to soak up the sun, sea and culture, it appears that Tokyo is also becoming a popular destination as it was recorded as being the top trending international honeymoon destination with a year-on-year search increase of 169%.
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The latest wedding trend
With Aussies picking and planning their dream destinations, a question many couples may encounter is how they plan to pay for it all.
If recent RateSetter research is anything to go by, the latest way to pay is with a low rate personal loan.
According to the peer-to-peer lender, 40% of RateSetter customers had taken out a personal loan to avoid using their credit card.
Unlike high interest credit cards, personal loans generally come with lower rates and set repayments.
“Demand for personal loans for wedding expenses is growing as Aussies become more savvy with how to finance their big day. By offering a better, smarter choice for navigating personal finance through a low-rate personal loan, we want to help couples avoid high-interest debt,” said RateSetter CEO, Daniel Foggo.
So if you’re planning to be walk down the aisle in the new year and think a low rate personal loan might be right for you, you can head on over to our personal loan comparison tool or check out some current offers down below.