Average Cost of a Wedding

December 08, 2023

I get asked quite often, "what is the average cost of a wedding?"

Well according to the Hitched National Wedding Survey 2022, the average cost of a wedding in 2022 (excluding honeymoon and ring) is... £18,400. This is an increase from £17,300 in 2021.

How does this compare with what you expected?

Interestingly:

  • 47% of couples went over-budget
  • 70% of couples said their budget was not impacted by the economy
  • 10% of those who were impacted by the economy cut their guest list to save costs

This seems to suggest that wedding spending stays strong despite the state of the economy and the cost of living crisis, with 50% of couples stating that their budget would actually increase! Having said that, 76% of couples are generally being a lot more conscious of their budget and spending.

In terms of photography, the average spend on a photographer was £1300, (and £1150 for a videographer). This compares to £1050 average spend on flowers! Further, 9/10 couples surveyed hired a photographer, which is great to see.

Zina & James's weddingZina & James's weddingBeckenham Place Mansion


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