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Third of British couples planning wedding abroad to cut costs

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 10th, 2012 0 comments yet. Be the First

A record number of British couples have decided to get hitched abroad in an attempt to avoid the rising costs of UK weddings, according to a new study.

Over one third revealed that they have already taken the plunge and booked their wedding on foreign grounds. This is a 15% increase on the average figure for previous years, meaning that as many as 80,000 Brits are shunning the British Isles in favour of sunnier (?) climes in the coming year.

One of the biggest reasons for this exodus (be it just temporarily) is seemingly the possibility to save money on the happy occasion. No Kim Kardashian’s in Britain then… It really comes as no surprise as the average cost of a UK wedding has toppled over the £18,500 mark and the CoE increasing their rates which will see 40% added to the cost of church wedding from January 2013.

A Mediterranean beach wedding sounds good right about now…

Are you getting married abroad in the next year or so? We’d love to hear from you.

The study was conducted by Travelex.

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