The cost of getting married in the UK is climbing – adding yet another reason to head overseas and have the dream Cyprus wedding you’ve been hoping for.
Research conducted by Hitched.co.uk found that the average amount spent on a wedding in the UK is now £27,161, the Guardian reported.
In the breakdown of the costs, hiring the wedding venue was found to be the most expensive part of organising the big day, coming in at an average of £4,354. The next biggest expense was the honeymoon at £3,630.
If you get married overseas, you could save some money on this part by staying in your idyllic beachside location after the wedding for your first week as a married couple.
The third biggest cost was for food for the wedding guests, hitting £3,353. Again, choosing somewhere like Cyprus for your wedding could help here too, as you’ll probably have a smaller guest list if you’re tying the knot on foreign shores.
In fact, the newspaper even suggested this as an option if you’re looking for a way of reducing the cost of getting married, noting that it can be considerably cheaper to have your nuptials abroad rather than in the UK.
Of course, getting married overseas will come with its own challenges, but as long as you’re prepared for all the practicalities of having a wedding outside of the UK, and are realistic about how many guests you can invite, you’ll have a wonderful wedding day to remember.