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Who Should Pay For The Cost Of A Wedding

Whilst it has traditionally been the job of the brides family to pay for the cost of a wedding. A study by a firm of jewelers in 2015 reported that only 18% of brides fathers paid for their daughters wedding in its entirety.

In 2010 &’s Real Weddings Study, demonstrated t that 45% of a heterosexual wedding was paid for by the parents of the bride, 42 per cent is paid for by the engaged couple themselves bride and groom and 12 per cent is paid for by the groom’s parent. This suggests that trends regarding the cost of a wedding are changing.

Some couples do not have any idea of the cost and may initially have a long wish list but this can change when costs are revealed. A good way to see some of the costs involved is a wedding fayre such as the wedding fayre being held on the 2nd October at the Best Western Hall Hotel York . As well as the hotel wedding team, the hotel invites and encourages a number of local suppliers who can work with the engaged couple and their parents. They can help advise and suggest different ways of achieving the desired effect for the special day.

So what is the cost of a wedding?

Some bridal magazines put the figures at circa £24,000 including honeymoon whilst others out the costs at around £5000 – £10,000 including bridal outfits and honeymoon a vast difference. reports suggest that many couples are now getting married when they are slightly older than before and are also expecting to pay for the weddings themselves.  It is common place also, not for the bride parents to foot the complete cost of the wedding but for the cost a wedding to be shared between the bride and groom and both sets of parents. Either of these options seems fairer than the previous expectation that the father of the bride is expected to pay for the weeding in its entirety.


One way to help with the costs of your wedding is to win a wedding . The Best Western Burn Hall hotel York is currently running a competition for a lucky couple to win the cost of holding their wedding at the hotel. Visit the win a wedding page in the offers section of our website for further details


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