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Did you know… brides spend 2 to 3 times more on a spring or summer wedding?
It’s official, a spring or summer wedding is your favourite! But, did you know, that if you’re a spring/summer bride, you’re likely to be spending more than your autumn/winter counterparts?
’Tis the season
Brides of all ages generally spend between £10,000 and £20,000 on their weddings, but the number of brides spending this amount more than triples in the summer months, according to WED2B's latest survey. 6% of all brides-to-be said they’d be spending over £20,000 on their wedding. Of these, 51% preferred a summer wedding. Those spending less were more likely to be having their wedding in the cooler months, and 34% of brides who were spending less than £5k were planning an autumn or winter wedding.
Time to wed
Mid-spring through to early autumn is the most popular time for weddings, and a whopping 71% of brides choose to marry then. This means there’s also a huge demand on the wedding industry over this period. As a result of this, suppliers, such as venues, caterers and florists, are much busier during the warmer months. This means they are often less likely to have offers or discounts available.
Young Vs Old
Younger couples are also happy to spend more on their big day, compared to older brides. According to the survey, 45% of brides-to-be under 30 were happy to spend more than £10,000 on their special day. At the other end of the scale, 30% of brides over the age of 45 spent less than £5,000.
The latest facts and figures
These spending trends were revealed in the WED2B 2018 Survey, one of the most comprehensive wedding surveys of its kind. Every year we send out thousands of questionnaires, so we can pinpoint the top wedding trends, discover the latest style ideas and inspire future brides to create the wedding of their dreams. Click here for the full report and to see how your wedding planning compares, right through from the engagement to the honeymoon.
Summer wedding stats
“It came as no shock to us that a summer wedding is the most popular," says Todd Cassidy, Managing Director of WED2B. "However, we were surprised at some of the huge differences in spend. We hope the WED2B 2018 Survey is both useful and informative to brides-to-be and the wider wedding industry.”
Want to know more? Click here to read the full WED2B 2018 Wedding Survey. Our 2019 wedding trends survey will be sent out to brides in Summer 2019. If you'd like to take part please follow us on on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and keep an eye out for more details.