Men are the bigger wedding spenders, splashing out £51 more on ceremony and pre-celebrations
Wedding guests are being hit with a £377 bill every time they accept an invitation, with the cost of gifts, accommodation, clothing and stag and hen dos stacking up, according to new research from Nationwide Building Society*. But with many guests attending multiple marriages, saying yes to wedding invitations could cost significantly more.
Figures show that male wedding guests who attend stag dos part with £51 more per wedding than female guests, spending £404 compared to £353 respectively. However, spend also varies regionally**, with a difference of £176 between the area where people spend most (Northern Ireland - £476) and the least (South West - £308). See notes to editors for a regional breakdown.
Total wedding spend is broken down into two elements – pre-wedding celebrations (stag and hen do) and the wedding ceremony itself: