Being invited to share a loved one’s wedding day is a privilege, but for some people, the thought of how much they’ll have to spend going to the nuptials can be pretty daunting. With guest costs increasing all the time, it is not surprising that a third of millennials feel anxious about how much they have to fork out to attend a wedding.
According to findings from The AA, 30 per cent of those aged between 25 and 34 worry about wedding guest expenses, and even more (34 per cent) fret about the cost of going to a hen or stag do.
The study even revealed 14 per cent had to dip into their savings to pay for it, 22 per cent cut back on their spending or sacrificed a holiday, and seven per cent even borrowed cash to make the wedding day.
Surprisingly, ten per cent claimed they have spent more on other people’s nuptials than they did on their own!
Director of AA Financial Services David Searle noted this is “amazing” considering the average cost of a wedding is over £30,000.
“Our research has shown that millennials in particular are bearing the financial brunt of attending weddings and it is causing resentment amongst this generation,” he stated.
It is no secret that planning a wedding is not cheap, but some couples are facing extra costs thanks to the Bank Holiday change next May.
The government recently announced it will be moved from Monday May 4th 2020 to Friday May 8th to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. However, brides and grooms who have booked weddings for the first May weekend to coincide with the original Bank Holiday could rack up wasted costs of up to £30,000, The Sun reported.
One expense that is always worth paying for is a good-quality wedding photographer in Kent, helping you to capture every special moment from the day.