If you’re planning your wedding, you may be wondering what the average cost is or the most popular date. Here, we’ve put together some statistics for weddings in the UK:

Cost per wedding

Data from 2020 shows that weddings are averaging at an overall cost of £16,000, disregarding the cost of the engagement ring and the honeymoon. On the whole, people are budgeting well for their big day, with 60% of couples sticking to their monetary plan, and 4% of couples are finding themselves spending less than their initial budget allocation.

Wedding dates

The most sought-after month to get married in the UK has remained solidly as August for several years, however June, July and even early September are also popular choices. The climate in Britain tends to lean towards the warmer side during the middle of the year, and although sunshine is never guaranteed, rain is less likely during the summer months.

First dance songs

Statistics for the top tune for a wedding first dance are limited, but one of the most popular songs at weddings is currently the 2011 hit “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, which reached number 11 in the UK singles chart at the time of its release.

Wedding invitations

Rather than opting for readymade invitations, bespoke wedding stationery is the first choice for many couples, with the average price sitting between £1 and £5 per invitation. The advantage of custom stationery is that there are no limitations on style, font or theme, making it the most attractive option.

When preparing for your wedding, it’s helpful to look at statistics to assist you with the planning and organisation of your big day.