This Is What An Average Wedding Costs In The UK – & In Other Countries

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The average cost of a wedding in the UK is higher than in France, Portugal and many South American nations, but lower than in the US, Spain and Italy, according to a new report.
The 2019 Global Wedding Report found that the average UK wedding costs £14,740 – around 50 percent lower than the £22,419 that couples in the US spend on average.
Couples in Canada tend to spend slightly more, too, with the average wedding there costing £16,814.
It's worth nothing that these figures exclude the cost of rings and a honeymoon.
The 2019 Global Wedding Report polled 20,000 copies from 14 different countries worldwide, so its sample size is actually pretty extensive.
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It found that couples in the UK spend the longest planning their wedding – 15 months, compared to 14 months in the US, and 11-12 months in some other Western European countries.
The most popular month for a wedding in the UK is September – the same as in Spain, Portugal and Italy, though couples in France tend to favour a June or August wedding.
Whereas 53 percent of couples in the UK and 67 percent of couples in the US seek the blessing of the parents, just 8 percent of couples in Italy and 9 percent in Spain say they ask for permission.
Interestingly, a wedding in Spain is most likely to have an open bar, while a wedding in the UK is most likely to have a champagne toast – and let's be honest, we'll drink to that.
Below, check out the average cost of a wedding worldwide, according to the 2019 Global Wedding Report.
1. United States, £22,419
2. Spain, £17,970
3. Italy, £17,275
4. Canada, £16,814
5. United Kingdom, £14,740
6. France, £13,513
7. Portugal, £12,822
8. Mexico, £6,602
9. Peru, £5,911
10. Chile, £5,681
11. Brazil, £5,067
12. Argentina, £2,840
13. Colombia, £2,533

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