"Post Brexit and with a national election coming up, feedback from our suppliers is that people are a little reticent to spend on their wedding", says Siobhan Craven-Robins of the National Association of Wedding Professionals. "But it's also freeing couples to take a new approach to the style of their wedding, with some moving away from tradition to create bespoke weddings that also save money."
Ali Fleming, a specialist in non-traditional marriage ceremonies, says "some couples feel under pressure to splurge on traditional showy nuptials, and don't consider the low-cost, low-key alternatives."
"More often than not, today's weddings are mixing it up between traditional and modern," Dom Harness of wedding planners Rocks & Frocks. "That gives couples the freedom to drop pricier wedding items that don't add that much to the happiness of the day."