Half of married Brits regret their wedding cost

23 Mar 2017

No regrets... or will you? More than half of married Brits have admitted they do when it comes to the cost of their big day

A new study by money saving website, www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, has revealed that 52% of married Britons regret how much they spent on their wedding day.

The research, which collated the views of 2,412 married Britons, found that the average couple spent £19,870 on the big day, with more than a third saying this was the biggest expense of their life thus far. 

Men and women respondents were also questioned separately about which five expenses they thought was the biggest waste of money, with interesting results....

Men:

  1. My wife’s wedding dress – 24%
  2. Bridesmaids' dresses – 21%
  3. Floral arrangements/wedding bouquets – 16%
  4. The suits – 10%
  5. The reception venue – 7%

Women:

  1. Floral arrangements/wedding bouquets – 27%
  2. Decorations – 21%
  3. The suits – 18%
  4. Food and drink – 11%
  5. Car/transportation – 7%

Particpants were also asked if they had to borrow money from relatives for their wedding, with 69% confirming they did and the average borrowed amount revealed as £4,970.

George Charles, spokesperson for VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, said: “Getting married is a huge financial commitment. If you can afford to spend thousands on a day to celebrate the love between you and your partner then, by all means, you should go for it, but if you can’t then maybe consider going for something cheaper. Your guests should not judge you just because you can’t afford to buy that £5,000 dress or castle venue.” 

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