14 Feb 2013
Irish couples spend 50% of average annual salary on their wedding
findings show that engaged couples in Ireland are splashing out a huge 50% of
their annual salary on their big day, according to leading wedding planning
from its annual survey, which explores the habits and trends of thousands of
couples actively planning their wedding, has revealed that despite the current economic
climate, one area couples are not prepared to cut back is on their wedding day.
couples may be forced to look at other ways to reduce their outgoings, it
appears the lure of the ‘big day’ is too much for many would-be newlyweds to
resist and as a result, couples are continuing to splash out to ensure their
wedding day is one to remember.
Director, Dean Yardley says:
“There is no doubt that weddings continue to prove one of those events where
for many couples compromise and cut backs just aren’t an option. Despite many
people reducing their spending over the past few years, it’s great to see that
weddings are still holding their importance and their value in people’s lives.
Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience so it’s no surprise that
couples are unwilling to reduce their budgets and are instead, prepared to
spend a large proportion of their salary to ensure they put on a great day. The
results of our survey have shown that despite an economic downturn, the sentiment
of marriage and the significance of that one day are still key focal points for
planning website hitched.ie spent a year surveying newly married couples and
found that in 2012 – couples were spending over 50% of an average yearly salary
on their big day and their honeymoon, meaning weddings are still big business
wedding survey concluded that the average couple married in Ireland in 2012
spent €17,387 on their wedding day and a further €3,280 on their honeymoon. The
latest CSO figures state the average yearly salary is currently €40,775.
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