Each year the average cost of having a wedding creeps up by the hundreds, to the point that more and more couples are choosing to marry abroad.
While a wedding overseas, or a "destination wedding" as they're more commonly called, falls within the £6,000 and £7,000 price range, the average price for a UK wedding is £24,000, according to loveholidays.com.
It's no wonder that the travel agent has seen a rising trend in couples getting hitched abroad.
Alongside financial reasons, the majority of those surveyed said they would marry away for the climate, a smaller guest list, the destination itself and the ability to pull off that perfect beach or city wedding – without having to worry about the unreliable weather.
Couples will often be matched with a personal wedding planner when they book overseas, which takes off the pressure of months of stressful planning.
Want to find out how much your wedding would cost if you had it in the UK? Answer these few questions on our calculator, provided by Every Day Loans, and get the complete breakdown for your wedding, from the dress to the flowers to the invites.
The most costly elements of a wedding seem to be, by far, the hiring of the venue – for the ceremony and the reception – as well as the photographer and videographer. The wedding dress will also set the bride back by, realistically, a few thousand pounds, while the musicians and flower arrangements throughout the day are another big cost to factor in.
Flick through the questions on the calculator above to find out how much your UK wedding would cost.
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