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What is the average cost of a wedding?

Before you start any wedding planning you need a clear idea of your wedding budget.

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What is the average cost of a wedding?
So how much does a wedding cost. Image: Getty Images

It’s handy to know the average spend of a UK wedding before you start your planning as it helps you to draw up your own wedding budget and work out where you’ll need to save.

Make sure you have a good chat with your fiancé and both your parents to get estimated costs for every element of your big day.

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Here is the average spend from Perfect Wedding readers as a guide, but you can of course make your own savings (and spend a bit more on shoes!).

Venue hire: £4,354
Ceremony fees: £441
Honeymoon:£3,630
Catering: £3,353
Drinks: £1,342
Photography: £993
Videography: £801
Cake: £275
Bouquets: £283
Transport: £417
Stationery: £149
Entertainment and music: £813
Thank you gifts: £306
Hen do: £359
Stag do: £435
Favours: £140
Engagement ring: £2,084
Wedding rings: £923
Dress: £1,209
Bride’s shoes: £120
Jewellery and veil: £507
Hair (inc trial) and makeup: £189
Bridesmaids’ outfits: £352
Groom’s outfit: £408
Accommodation: £911
Beauty treatments: £168
Beauty products, skincare and haircare: £319
Honeymoon wardrobe: £340
Minimoon: £911
Engagement party £629

Total: £27,161

HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING

If you are worried about your wedding budget download our free budget planner and check out our money saving reception tips.

 
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