Weddings ignore the economic crisis

Weddings are bucking the general trend of the economic crisis as the average spend is on the increase, according to

The average cost of a wedding is now £21,939, based on the results of the annual survey by You & Your Wedding magazine.

The biggest cost is the honeymoon, with couples spending an average of £3,548, a figure which has increased by 24 per cent over the past three years. claims the average total spend has gone up by 14 per cent since 2009. Food comes in at one of the highest expenses, with an average of over £3,300.

While couples are spending more money to get a more lavish event, they’re also having more intimate affairs as well. The wedding reception venue is key for the personalisation trend that many couples are hunting for at the moment.

Being able to make the day truly unique may revolve around venue decoration and food choices, to ensure the happy couple have a wedding to remember.

The editor of Your & Your Wedding said: “Couples still want their big day despite the tough economic climate. It’s a great occasion that people are still willing to save and invest in to ensure they and their guests have a day to remember.”