Survey reveals amount brides-to-be would earn if they were paid to plan their weddings

29 Jun 2018

A new survey has revealed that brides-to-be would earn £10,375 if they were paid to plan their own wedding days

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Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding stunned the nation with its amazing guest list, high-end fashion and beautiful flower arrangements. With so much to organise, it’s no wonder that the royal couple opted to use a wedding planner to create their big day. While this can be an invaluable service that takes the stress away, it also, of course, comes at a cost – and many brides- and grooms-to-be prefer to do their own wedding planning.

Popular online flower delivery service Bloom Magic decided to run a national survey to calculate the amount that brides-to-be would have earned if they’d been paid a fee for all the hard work they’d done for their big day. And the results are interesting; based on an average of 34.6 days work by brides-to-be, they could have earned a whopping £10,375. Grooms-to-be would have earned a decent amount as well – with an average of 30.2 days of work, the average groom could have earned £9,057.

Broken down regionally, the brides that would have earned the most are those from Northern Ireland, who would have made an average of £12,650 for their work. The money would have been well-earned, too, with 54% of brides stating that planning a wedding was more stressful than their full-time job, and 11% even taking time off work to do so. For grooms, the survey showed that those residing in Wales put the most time and effort into planning their wedding, and their dedication could have earned them £10,983.

“It seems like wedding planning is a pretty intense job,” says Killian Lannen from Bloom Magic. “But getting the details just right – from the flowers to the table settings - means that the bride and groom will have a day they will never forget, just like Meghan and Harry.”

Take a look at the regional infographic below to see how much you would earn if you were paid for your wedding planning duties:


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