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!