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Wedding costs – with a fancy infographic type thing

by | 5 August 2015 | Just for Fun

Shortly after we wrote about ways to reduce the cost of being a wedding guest, Sainsbury’s published a very interesting infographic that shows the average costs of a wedding.

Here are the bits that stood out most for us:

  • Couples spend, on average, more on their videographer (£767) than they do on the wedding dress (£749) – and that’s including alterations.
  • Food and drink comes out as comfortably the most expensive part of a wedding – averaging a whopping £2,665, which is more than venue costs (£595) and travel and accommodation (£2,025) combined.
  • If you live in Spain, being a wedding guest is expensive business. The average Spanish guest spends £218 on a gift alone. In the Netherlands, you’ll have an extra £160 to spend at the bar, because their average gift expenditure is just £58.
  • The UK rank in the lower-middle of the gift extravagance league table, spending an average of £94. Slightly less than the USA (£100) and slightly more than Belgium (£90).
Image courtesy of Sainsburys Money Matters

Image courtesy of Sainsburys Money Matters

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Matt Phil Carver

Matt’s a copywriter and blogger from West Sussex, England. He spends his days helping people simplify their writing and give their words more punch and personality. At weddings, Matt’s always quick to get up and dance, even when the vicar’s telling him to wait for the reception.


Just for Fun Wedding costs – with a fancy infographic type thing