Everyone always talks about how much money it costs to organise a wedding, but have you ever wondered how much it costs being a wedding guest? Think outfit, travel, accommodation and gift and your friend or family member’s big day could quickly become a costly affair.
This year, none of my friends have tied the knot, but in summer 2016, one of my best friends Andrea will get married to her lovely fiancée Michael. As we’re living in different countries now, costs will, of course, be a little higher than when you are attending your average local wedding, but to be honest, I don’t really care. I can’t wait to share her special day with her and her fiancée and quite frankly, I’d fly out to Australia, if I had to. Being single means, I can do whatever pleases me without having to justify my spending to anyone but myself – not everyone is that lucky though!
Financial experts Experian have asked 2,000 Brits about the costs involved in being a wedding guest and you might be surprised by their findings: 1 in 6 people have missed the nuptials because they couldn’t afford the big day and a whopping 25% of the questioned Brits admitted that they had had arguments with their partners because of the huge cost that comes with being a wedding guest.
With an average spending of £800 to £2000 per year, being a wedding guest is not cheap, but if you set some simple rules as a couple, you won’t only be able to keep your spending down, but you will also avoid unnecessary arguments and confrontation.
For lots of interesting facts about being a wedding guest, check out the infographic below and if you are in need of some tips on how to agree on spending rules as a couple, check out this article on the cost per wedding guest over on the Experian blog .
Do you agree with the figures mentioned above and have you and your partner ever argued about spending too much at a wedding? I’d love to find out in the comments below!
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