The average UK wedding costs upwards of £29,000 but brides-to-be could save half the price just by searching further afield for a wedding venue.
According to research by online local services platform Bidvine, location plays a big part in the cost of a wedding day and depending on where in the country they want to tie the knot will significantly impact the overall bill.
Holding a big white wedding in the capital will cost an eye watering £46,200 on average, but when you start to head further afield the prices become much more reasonable.
According to the report, these are the average costs of a wedding in the UK, from the most expensive to the cheapest regions…
- Inner London – £46,200
- Greater London – £41,060
- North West – £39,120
- South East – £33,005
- Scotland – £30,280
- North East – £29,005
- Wales – £21,680
- West Midlands- £20,348
- South West – £18,840
- East Midlands – £14,400
In a statement, Bidvine.com’s co-founder Russ Morgan said: “It’s always interesting to find out which areas of the UK are the most expensive for different services, and wedding costs is a particularly interesting sector.
“There’s a direct correlation with the price of utilities and the price of local services, which would explain why areas with high house prices demand higher wedding costs.
“We’re hoping our online calculator will help couples save money on their wedding, it covers just about everything a wedding could have, and should help brides and grooms budget for their big day.
“Alternatively you can request bids from local services in your area through the Bidvine site to make sure you’re getting the best price and supplier for the job.”
You can work out the cost of your wedding so far, by using Bidvine’s online calculator here: https://www.bidvine.com/blog/wedding-cost-calculator/