Most expensive areas to get married in UK revealed

03 Aug 2017

Online local services platform Bidvine has revealed which regions, on average, have the highest and lowest wedding costs

Photo: Ming Tan / Unsplash

By collecting quotes from its weddings service providers across the UK, online local services platform Bidvine has revealed the 10 most and least expensive areas in the UK to get married in, with London topping the list as the most expensive. The capital’s average sits at £46,200, more than £17,000 higher than the national average of £29,000.

Prices for catering, music, floristry, venue hire, planning, stylists, make-up and beauty, photography, videography, and baking services were taken into account to create the lists. The statistics have also enabled Bidvine to create an online calculator, which allows members of the public to work out the cost of their wedding by selecting variables such as location, venue, drinks, food, rings, number of guests, number of bridesmaids and ushers, clothing, type of bar, type of music, and extras such as photo booths, travel, and alcohol.

The list of UK regions based on cost of weddings is as follows:

  1.  Inner London - £46,200
  2. Greater London - £41,060
  3. North West - £39,120
  4. South East - £33,005
  5. Scotland - £30,280
  6. North East - £29,005
  7. Wales - £21,680
  8. West Midlands- £20,348
  9. South West - £18,840
  10. East Midlands - £14,400

Russ Morgan, co-founder of Bidvine.com said, “It’s always interesting to find out which areas of the UK are the most expensive for different services, and wedding costs is a particularly interesting sector. There’s a direct correlation with the price of utilities and the price of local services, which would explain why areas with high house prices demand higher wedding costs.

“We’re hoping our online calculator will help couples save money on their wedding, it covers just about everything a wedding could have, and should help brides and grooms budget for their big day. Alternatively you can request bids from local services in your area through the Bidvine site to make sure you’re getting the best price and supplier for the job.”

Members of the public can work out the cost of their wedding by using Bidvine’s online calculator here: https://www.bidvine.com/blog/wedding-cost-calculator/

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