Average cost of UK Weddings soars to over £18,000

A study conducted over the last five years has revealed that the average cost of a wedding in the UK is now above a staggering £18,000. The figures come at a time when young couples have to choose between planning their dream day, getting a foot on the property ladder or starting a family. Bay Rings, an online wedding ring supplier is offering couples due to wed more affordable options so they can avoid putting themselves in debt at the expense of one day.

Average cost of UK Weddings soars to over £18,000
With wedding costs spiralling out of control, 21% of couples are taking out loans and credit cards and one in nine newlyweds admit to almost breaking up over their strained wedding finances. The study of over 1,000 couples highlights the shocking average figures spent on catering, entertainment, the perfect venue and attire. The honeymoon tops the list with an average cost of £3,582, and the wedding rings make number 4, with British couples splashing out up to £1,856 on sentimental jewellery.

The certified online shop Bay Rings is a budget friendly supplier of wedding jewellery, catering to bride and grooms-to-be who choose not to sacrifice their happy marriage for the sake of one day. With most couples forced to borrow money for the wedding from family, friends and banks, it means many Brits start their married life in a lot of debt. The honeymoon period of a marriage, thought to be the happiest time of a persons life, is spent worrying and arguing about finances instead of showing love and building a life together. Some couples in the survey even admitted to selling items they were given from their gift list, or the bride’s dress for some much needed cash after the big day.

Modern couples planning to get hitched are now forced to be more thrifty and creative than ever before, introducing a homemade wedding trend. From crafty home-produced invitations and wedding favours, to asking family or friends to bake the cake, couples are using all means available to significantly cut the wedding budget. This includes looking at less expensive alternatives for flowers, outfits, entertainment and the rings. The wedding jewellery market is brimming with rings promised to last a lifetime at a cost to match; established family business Bay Rings provides a unique, more affordable selection of high quality wedding jewellery for couples determined not to break the bank on their big day.

For more information about Bay Rings, and to browse their unique and affordable collection of wedding rings, visit www.bayrings.co.uk/