Thrifty Yorkshire Couples Say ‘I do’ to a Cost-friendly Wedding
08 Oct 2015
Which part of the UK is the most cost-conscious when it comes to wedding planning? A study has revealed people in Yorkshire think lower budgets are the way to go when it comes to spending on the big day
A new survey by crafting company Stampin’Up! UK reveals Yorkshire citizens to be the most cost-conscious in the country where wedding spending is concerned…
- Almost a fifth of respondents in Yorkshire think a budget of just £600 is reasonable to spend on the big day
-That’s well below previous surveys conducted by a variety of businesses which have suggested that a ‘typical’ wedding comes in at the £18-20k figure
- Even popular BBC1 show ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ gives husbands-to-be a budget of £14k to play with
The survey asked 1,000 UK citizens to state how much they thought reasonable to spend on a wedding –not including the honeymoon.
Previous surveys conducted by a variety of businesses have suggested that a ‘typical’ wedding comes in at the £18-20k figure. But it would seem attitudes are changing.
Almost a fifth of respondents in Yorkshire (16 per cent) think a budget of just £600 is reasonable to spend on the big day –the highest proportion of people choosing this bracket in the UK.
In comparison, only 2 per cent of respondents in Greater London opted for this budget range. Overall, more than half of UK respondents – 62 per cent – believe that a wedding should cost no more than £5,000. And only 6 per cent of respondents regard £15k+ as a reasonable expenditure.
Paula Gorry, UK business development manager, Stampin’ Up! UK, comments: “Yorkshire obviously recognises that spending big is no guarantee of a wonderful day. Couples recognise the sentimental appeal of putting their own stamp on the occasion –whether that’s hand-crafting invites or place-settings, or making their own bouquets.
“The trend for doing it yourself is not just about cutting-costs. It’s about individuality and self-expression, and results can look stunning. Of course, any money-saved will come in very handy for lining the bottom-shelf.”