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Dont stress: Finance the Cost of Your Wedding

October 20, 2016

Before you start planning your wedding, it is important to have a clear understanding of your budget. The average UK wedding costs £25,000, but there are always places you can save. Below is a breakdown of the costs of the average wedding.Wedding

Wedding Venue- £2,800

Whether it’s a classic church wedding you desire or a unique wedding on the cliff tops. Have a head count in mind so you can set the date early. To make sure everyone you want can be there for your special day.

Reception Venue- £4,000

Generally the wedding reception is in a separate location to the ceremony. Making sure you can secure the same date in both places is essential. From a delicate, glamorous or even unique theme- it really is up to you!

Catering- £4,000

A buffet or sit down meal? A mobile bar or food truck could even be an option dependant on the location and food you choose.

Photography or Video- £1,000

You need someone with a style that you love, after all they are capturing the moments of you’ll whole wedding. Also consider when you want the photographer to be present, just at the ceremony, getting ready in the morning, or also at the reception.

Flowers- £700

Whilst fitting with a colour scheme, most choose their favourite flowers. Will the bridesmaids and best men have matching flowers too?

Cake- £300

Cake tasting is a great part of the wedding preparation. From a fabulous and extravagant wedding cake to a classic, do your research and decide what you would like for your big day.

Entertainment- £800

It’s your time to throw your dream party. A DJ playing your favourite tunes or a live performance from a favourite or local band- it’s what you make it.

Brides Dress and Shoes- £1,700

Whether you want a train, lace or an antique bridal dress, shop around there is plenty to choose from. Don’t forget to make it an occasion and bring along your bridesmaids!

Headpieces- £150

Veils or headpieces are a great addition to the outfit. It may be just for the bride, or you could choose for the bridesmaids to wear headpieces too.


From save the day cards to seat planners and even the guest book, will you make them from hand or getting them printed?

Grooms Outfit- £550

He will look strapping on the wedding day in a new suit, although some people do choose to hire their suit.

Best Men, Bridesmaids and Mother of the Brides Outfit- £800

Some choose for them to buy their own. But it’s always nice to make a fuss of a shopping trip and show them how much they mean to you.

Beauty- £300

It’s up to you if you want to go all out, but it’s nice for the bride to have her hair and make-up done on the day. You may need to trial your ”˜do’ before so bear this in mind.

Engagement Ring- £1,700

Couples spend different amounts on the engagement rings but don’t forget that she will wear this forever; it should be one she can show off.

Wedding Rings- £800

Shop around for your wedding bands. It is something you can do together so make a day out of it and choose the ones you want. Whether you want them matching or to your individual preferences.

Finishing Touches- £200

There are always the last minute bits to do. Some finishing touches on the tables or last minute earrings that you forgot to buy.

Gift Lists- £400

Buying small gift for the best men, bridesmaids, mothers and fathers soon mounts up. Always put aside some money for this or you may be caught short. Obviously not everyone does this so leave it up to your discretion.

Honeymoon- £4,500

Newlyweds love a get-away to enjoy each other’s company. You may want to go somewhere you’ve never been or travel the world. You could always ask for wedding gifts to go towards your honeymoon?

Take the stress out of your wedding with finance. Pegasus can finance the amount for your dream wedding into one reasonable monthly amount. Just visit our calculator page and apply now to speak to our helpful team.

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