The True Cost of Weddings in the UK

February 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

In the most extensive report to date, Guides for Brides revealed new figures from over 18,000 couples getting married during 2017 and 2018. Although some couples are spending a very significant amount on getting married, with plenty of budgets over £100,000, the more typical cost of a wedding in the UK is under £12,000.

These finding are significant as previous media reports have put the cost of a wedding at £32,000, leading couples to believe that a beautiful wedding is out of their financial reach. In a recent poll, 83% said that the cost of weddings puts people off getting married. 

It's not that couples are spending any less, it's simply that previous reports centred around London and included some unusually high budget weddings that significantly raised the average cost.  

Key photography points:

  • Top three wedding expenses: venue - £6000, bridal wear - £1200, photography - £1100
  • Percentage spent on suppliers: photography/videography - 9.4% (compared to entertainment - 14.4%, flowers/decor - 6.9%)

Read the full report here.

 


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