What does the average UK wedding cost.

Average UK wedding cost.

The average UK wedding cost is as you would expect up in 2017. So if you are planning your dream wedding what is it likely to cost?

average UK wedding costObviously, every wedding is different and we all want something different. 90% of my work is wedding photography and I love the way everybody puts their own unique stamp on their wedding day.

As well as individuals own taste there are some geographical differences around the UK, but not as much as you might think.

2017 Survey.

Wedding photography average priceIn a recent survey of over 4,000 brides, the total average Uk wedding cost around £28,000. As expected London based weddings had the highest average cost of £34,000. Weddings in the Midlands had the UK’s lowest average cost of around £26,000.

The single most significant expense is still the wedding venue hire at an average cost of £4,500. The honeymoon came in second at around £3,750 and the cost of feeding your wedding guests topped £3,250. Interestingly the average amount spent on an engagement ring was £2,000 but in London, it topped £3,000. Wedding photography average price is around £2,800 or about 10% of the wedding budget.

UK wedding costsIt seems the tradition of the parents picking up the tab on all the wedding costs is becoming less these days. More than 50% of the couples surveyed paid the bulk of the wedding cost with help from family. A surprising 33% of the couples paid the full wedding day costs.

These are average UK wedding costs, the ranges of what a wedding could cost are as individual as the couples themselves. Whatever budget you have to remember what the day is for and about. Have fun, make the day your own and celebrate with the people you love.


Percentage and cost breakdown.

Again this is a guide and no two weddings are the same. Only you can decide what elements of your wedding are important to you and where to focus your budget.

  • 16% – Venue (£4,500).
  • 13% – Honeymoon (£3,750).
  • 12% – Food (£3,250).
  • 10% – Photography (£2,800).
  • 5% – Wedding Dress  (£1,500).
  • 5% – Flowers (£1,300).
  • 4% – Decoration (£1,100).
  • 4% – Videography (£1,100).
  • 3% – Rings (£900).
  • 3% – Entertainment (£900).
  • 3% – Groom & ushers attire (£800).
  • 3% – Transport (£700).
  • 2% – Wedding cake (£650).
  • 2% – Wedding favours and gifts (£650).
  • 2% – Stationary (£500).
  • 2% – Hair and makeup (£500).
  • 1% – Registrar fees (£300).
  • 1% – wedding shoes (£200).
  • 9% – Miscellaneous (£2,600).

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