The popular wedding directory Guides for Brides, has published the results of their study based on 10 000 couples using their cross-platform services to plan their wedding in 2019. It revealed that the national average cost of getting married in 2019 is £17 500 (compared with £16 500 in 2018), with the most typical wedding spend being £13 000 or less, an increase from £12 000 in 2018.
Other interesting results from the study:
- An estimated 42% of couples have a budget of less than £10 000.
- Contrary to popular belief that getting married abroad is cheaper, the study shows that couples spend an average of £16 000 for an overseas wedding.
- Photography spend was up from £1100 in 2018, to £1200.
- July took over from August as the most popular month to get married, with 20th and 27th July having more weddings than any other dates.
- 40.7% of weddings occurred in the summer months, with just 10.2% in the winter.
- 50.1% of couples married on a Saturday, with Friday being a not-even-close second at 16.6%.
To see the full results, click here.