Research shows how much each wedding guest spends on average at a wedding
August 10, 2016
With the wedding season in full swing, it’s time to get thinking about outfits, gifts and travel arrangements. Whether you are the bride and groom to be or a wedding attendee, there is a lot that needs to be bought in preparation for the big day, and research shows just how much the average wedding guest spends.
According to recent research by American Express, a typical wedding guest spends an average of £479 per wedding! Which is only £24 less than the average weekly salary. The majority of that money being spent on gifts, at an average of £102, the second most money consuming thing about being a wedding guest is travel, at £94, followed hotel accommodation and an outfit, both coming in at round £75!
Although this is the current averages, a new trend is showing that guests are beginning to shop a little more on the budget side with a staggering 52% looking to be a little savvier. Taking a look in the sales for both outfits and gifts, as well as choosing lower cost, more thoughtful gifts to give to the happy couple.
“While a wedding was once considered extremely costly for the bride’s father, our study shows that guests also face a significant bill,” commented American Express’s director Jenny Cheung.
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