The average British couple will spend £16,569 on their own wedding, according to research by Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank*. This is £4,331 less than last year’s average.
Couples are finding innovative ways of cutting costs with 30% saying they would trim their wedding guest list and not invite aunts and uncles. 10% would ask their groom and groomsmen to wear their own suits, while 8% of brides even said they would be prepared to buy their dress on eBay.
*Source – Credit Action May 2011 edition