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

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A new survey by crafting company StampinUp! 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

-Thats 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 Dont 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.

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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 thats hand-crafting invites or place-settings, or making their own bouquets. 

The trend for doing it yourself is not just about cutting-costs. Its 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.



 



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