The cheapest and most expensive places to get married revealed

27 Sep 2019

A report by SN Travel has revealed the cheapest and most expensive places to get married in the UK and around the world

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With the average cost of a UK wedding rising to over £20,000, have you ever wondered if it’s cheaper to tie the knot abroad? 

Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life, unfortunately, it’s likely to be one of your most expensive. The venue, the flowers, the photographer – if you want a big party, the costs can start to add up.

The location of your wedding can definitely determine whether you end up spending thousands on your big day.

By analysing open data from wedding suppliers around the world, specialist travel agency SN Travel has compared variable costs such as venue hire, photography, wedding make-up, florists and DJ/Band hire, to rank 22 popular wedding destinations around the world.

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The Cheapest Wedding Destinations

- Mauritius - £12,492

- Sri Lanka - £12,857

- Maldives - £13,106

The Most Expensive Wedding Destinations

- France - £26,059

- Italy - £24,738

- UK - £23,141

The Cheapest Place to Get Married in the UK

- Tyne and Wear - £16,025

- Rutland - £16,311

- North Yorkshire - £16,700

The Most Expensive Place to Get Married in the UK

- Greater London - £23,806

- City of London - £22,969

- Somerset - £20,200

Mauritius has been named the cheapest wedding destination in the world. Rock-bottom venue prices, which average at £511, reasonable photography rates and bargain band prices mean Mauritius is over £10,000 cheaper than a UK wedding.

At the top of the table was France. The analysis showed that overall France is the most expensive wedding destination, charging happy couples an average of £26,059 for their big day. Close too was Italy, where the average couple can expect to pay upwards of £24,738 for their wedding day, followed by the UK (£23,141) and Greece (22,755).

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Read the full list of travel destination costs here. 

Thinking about getting married abroad? Click here for overseas wedding inspiration.

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