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How much does a wedding cost on average?

How much does a wedding cost on average?

You’ve just got engaged and, after a round of congratulations, you can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the wedding budget dread. Don’t fear! Now isn’t the time to panic; rather it’s the time to take charge and make sure you have a clear idea of what your wedding budget is and use this as a starting point. To give you a rough idea of what the average UK wedding costs in total, we’ve compiled a list of average wedding costs.


1. The venue (average cost approximately: £2,800)


Arguably, the venue is one of the most important decisions – other than the dress, of course! Once you have a good idea of the date and head count, snap up your wedding venue as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Today we are overwhelmed by wedding venue choice, from outdoor country-style weddings to weddings in a castle, beach-style weddings to the more traditional sort. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s within your budget.


2. Catering (average cost approximately: £4000)


There are an array of food and drink options for weddings nowadays and you can pretty much keep it as simple or as extravagant as you wish. From wedding breakfasts to buffet-style weddings, you can find something to suit your budget. A mobile bar or a food van is also a great way to slash costs into the hundreds instead of the thousands and there’s so much variety, from fish and chip van hire to pie and mash van hire and more, you’re spoilt for choice!


3. Photography/video (average cost approximately: £1,000)


Choosing your photographer depends on style and budget, but a good starting point on choosing a photographer is to imagine what your perfect wedding photo would look like, then search for the photographer who can make this picture come to life. Remember to always try and stick to your budget; if your dream photographer is, unfortunately, out of your price range, don’t give up hope completely. Simply ask them to refer you to someone who’s not out of budget; you can still get what you wish, but at a smaller price.

These are just a sample of some of the costs towards a wedding, but it’s a good place to start! To find out more about hiring a food unit for your special day, contact us to see how we can help.