How much the average wedding costs around the world

How much the average wedding costs around the world

(Picture: Ella Byworth for wedding day is said to be one of the best of your life.
Unfortunately, for many people it’s also one of the most expensive.
The venue, the flowers, the open bar – if you want to have a wedding with all the frills, expect costs to climb.
It turns out that location can also widely impact on how much you end up spending on your special day.
The 2019 Global Wedding Report, compiled by The Knot, WeddingWire and, has been released – and the UK is the fifth most expensive country in the world to host a wedding.
According to survey results from 20,000 couples across 13 countries, Brits spend an average of £14,740. However, that figure doesn’t include the honeymoon or engagement and wedding rings – so you could end up adding several thousands pounds to the total sum.
But at least we’re better off than people getting hitched in the US (£22,419), Spain (£17,970) and Italy (£17,275).

How much it costs to get married around the world

United States, £22,419

Spain, £17,970

Italy, £17,275

Canada, £16,814

United Kingdom, £14,740

France, £13,513

Portugal, £12,822

Mexico, £6,602

Peru, £5,911

Chile, £5,681

Brazil, £5,067

Argentina, £2,840

Colombia, £2,533

In addition to outlining the average cost, the report found that Brits wait 15 months on average between getting engaged and having their wedding, and most of them prefer to get hitched in September.
It’s also possible that the report indicates a new trend of smaller weddings with fewer guests, given a survey from last year by revealed the average cost for a wedding to be around £32,000.
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So depending on how you see it, you could be saving money.
If you really don’t fancy spending the equivalent of a house deposit on your wedding, there are ways to cut down on costs – such as opting for a private ceremony without guests and hosting a party afterwards, skipping the open bar or simply eloping.
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