Revealed: Brides prepared to spend double when planning a spring or summer wedding

12 Mar 2019

A WED2B survey has revealed that brides don’t turn a blind eye at paying more than double to wed in warmer months

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A recent survey by WED2B has found that although most brides are happy to spend between £10,000 and £20,000 on their wedding, the number of brides doing so triples in the summer months.

Of the brides-to-be who completed the survey, 6% said they would be spending more than £20,000 on their big day and more than half of these preferred a summer wedding. 34% of the brides surveyed who intend to spend less than £5000 were planning a wedding in the autumn or winter months. 

71% of the brides planned to marry between mid-spring and early autumn, which is when demand for suppliers typically peaks. Brides and grooms may find that everyone from tailors to venues to beauticians will have limited availability during these months.

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The survey also revealed that 45% of brides under 30 are happy to spend more on their wedding compared to the 30% of brides over 45 who plan to, or had spent, less than £5000. 

Managing director of WED2B Todd Cassidy said: “It came as no shock to us that the most popular season to wed is summer, however we were surprised at some of the huge differences in spend. We hope the Wedding Survey is both useful and informative to brides-to-be and the wider wedding industry.”

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