April 22 – Good Friday

A day spent getting ready for Lisa’s charity House concert and I also finalise the design a new brochure for live music targeted at wedding couples.

Found some interest statistics about the wedding market..

  • There are 250,00 weddings in the UK every year
  • The average cost of a wedding is £16,000
  • The wedding industry in the UK is worth £4 billion

This sounds a lot but if you consider most couples want to get married on a Saturday then this means that all wedding busnesses (i.e. catering, venues, bands etc) have to make one day pay for the entire week.

So if wedding couples were to spread their weddings over a working week (i.e. 5 days) then the cost would reduce to 20% of the current prices. Say around £4,000 on average.

So the next time you hear someone complaining about the cost of a wedding the ask them why they’re not getting married on a week day!

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About Brian Heywood

Brian Heywood is a free range musician who specialises in edgy roots fusion music. Previous work has received comments such as "... aggressive, top notch fiddling set off by periodic guitar explosions." - Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen Magazine (USA), "Just when it seemed as if newer electric British roots bands were getting thinner on the ground - Very welcome and very good." - fROOTS Magazine (UK) and Steve Barnes Fairbridge Festival Artistic Director (Australia) - "... a rocking band - I was delighted with the audience response." Brian's orginal material draws on many sources from progressive, latin and blues rock of the 70's to celtic and traditional material.
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