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Bridal budget because of the recession? You’re not alone

By Andrea Petrou on September 1st, 2009 0 comments yet. Be the First

bride-stressed.jpgAre you struggling to stick to, or come up with a bridal budget because of the recession?

Well you’re not alone. Research from AA savings has found engaged couples are looking for ways to cut the cost of their wedding as a result of the recession.

According to the company, 48% of people said they would spend less on their big day than they would like to.

Figures show the average wedding now costs around £21,000, but two-thirds of couples hope to spend less than £7,500 and one in four have a budget of just £2,000 or less.

Half of the couples questioned are looking to make their own invitations to reduce the bill, and 40% will make their own thank you cards.

A further 36% will invite fewer guests and 19% will opt for a buffet rather than a sit-down meal.

Others have chosen to rope in friends to take photos or act as DJs.

However, it seems us brides are less willing to cut back on our wedding dresses, with the average bride still planning to spend £751 on the dress.

Have a look at the bridal bargain below. That’s a good start isn’t it?

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