It’s official, us women are much better at handling our wedding budgets than the men, with over 58% planning ahead and just 46% of males doing the same.

wedding-budget-englishroserphotography.comTraditionally, the bride’s parents have paid for a couple’s wedding costs, but according to recent John Lewis research it’s no longer the case. Now more than half of Britons (52%) expecting to meet the financial burden themselves.

“This change may have come about because weddings are getting more expensive, meaning people are less willing to burden the bride’s parents with the whole cost,” says John Brady, Head of Commercial at John Lewis Insurance.

“It might also be that the increasing age of marrying couples has given them greater financial independence.”

But despite this, 37% of couples said they would still hope that both sets of parents will contribute to the cost of their wedding budgets.

And just under one in 10 (9%) would adopt a more traditional approach and expect the bride’s parents to pay for their wedding.

John Lewis Insurance Wedding Report spoke to total of 2,031 UK adults, surveyed by ICM between April 20th and 27th 2012.

Are your parents footing the bill or are you on your own? Do you think women are better at planning wedding budgets?

Let us know.


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