Brides-to-be (and grooms) in Britain are becoming savvier when it comes to budgeting for their wedding. Not only has the worldwide economic situation made us all think about where we can cut costs in all aspects of life, not just weddings, but the glorious internet is also making it easier to source and compare prices on items. With the average wedding expected to be just over £16,000 in 2013 (and who has that kind of money lying around?), reality is that most of those getting married will have other financial responsibilities such as mortgages, credit card debt or student loans to honour, and will be looking to reduce costs where possible.
Of course, each couple is unique and while some choose to go all out and make their day a lavish occasion, others will prefer a more low-key (and less expensive) event. Do you really need the horse drawn carriage and the white doves?
Below is a breakdown of how the costs of ‘an average wedding’ is allocated. How does it compare with your wedding budget?
[via UK Wedding Belles]