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The Ultimate Wedding Budget Breakdown

Find out the average cost of a UK wedding! the ultimate wedding budget breakdown is home to the most powerful wedding budget planner available – simply enter your wedding funds and in one click you’ll have your budget breakdown, expertly assigned to you!

You’ll have every penny accounted for in no time and can let the fun of planning begin.

Find out how you should allocate your wedding funds!

Want to get started with ballpark figures? Below is a complete wedding budget breakdown for the average total cost of UK wedding suppliers. The average budget spent by UK couples on their wedding actually comes down to £17,000. If you want to find out how to stay on budget, here are some our top wedding saving tips!

Now, let’s break it down…

The Average Total Cost of a Wedding in 2017= £27,000


Wedding Venue: 

£5,000 – £6,000

Your wedding venue is easily the most important part of your planning and the big day, so be prepared for it to take up a big chunk of your budget! However, don’t worry, we are here to help – we don’t mean to brag, but we have the largest wedding venue directory in the UK.

Use our venue search tool to find the venue you’ve always dreamt of but never even knew existed. 


£7,000 (but varies on number of guests)

Read how to slash those wedding breakfast prices.  Food trucks, sharing plates or buffets are a great idea if you’re planning a budget wedding and want to create a more relaxed atmosphere. 

Wedding Photography: 


Choosing the right wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding (no pressure), and rightly so! There are thousands of wedding photographers out there, each with their own style and unique approach. And after all, you’ll be looking at these photographs for years to come! Make sure you ask these questions before booking them for your big day. 



You’re going to want to remember every second of your wedding, day and having a  wedding videographer will allow you to do just that. Naturally, some videographers cost more than others, so if you want a jaw-dropping video as a priority, consider cutting back on some of your other suppliers.



Whether you’re looking for a low key arrival or planning on flying down the aisle (seriously, someone has done it before!), make sure you don’t overlook you’re wedding transport

Wedding Flowers:  


How much do wedding flowers cost?

Never underestimate how much your flowers can transform your wedding! Maybe you have grand ideas about how your wedding flowers are going to look but are worried about breaking the bank? Read‘s top 9 penny-saving tips and you’ll be impressed by how much you can save on wedding flowers without sacrificing ‘wow’ factor.

Decoration & Hire:


It’s not just about the flowers! Don’t forget that many venues require you to hire all your furniture needs at an additional cost (either from the venue itself, your caterer, or a third party).

Wedding Cake:


Only the best part of the wedding (or so we think)! Before you decide on your wedding cake make sure to ask these 11 questions to your cake maker so you don’t have to worry about a thing during the cutting of the cake.

Entertainment or Music:


Choosing the right wedding entertainment for your wedding is key. You want to think clearly about what will go nicely with the style of your wedding and what your guests will enjoy. So before you agree to have your third cousin twice removed play his banjo, take a look through all of Bridebook’s entertainment and music suppliers!

Wedding Dress:  

£1,000 – £2,000

There is a beautiful wedding dress out there for everyone and it doesn’t necessarily have to cost you an arm and a leg. Our list of saving tips will help you find that dress you have been dreaming of as a young girl, even if you’re trying to avoid (the rather shockingly large) average dress cost.



Don’t overlook the shoes! Step into Jimmy Choo’s wonderful world of weddings shoes here on  

Wedding Stationery:


You may feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes to choosing your wedding stationery. Luckily for us, Papeterie Eugenie (who did George Clooney’s wedding stationery!) provides us with her in-depth knowledge to help make the process a piece of (wedding) cake! 

Do also keep in mind that this figure can vary widely. While DIY or online invitations (such as those from Paperless Post) can cost as little as £200, bespoke and handcrafted stationery can cost closer to £800 and upwards.

Grooms and Ushers Attire:  


Grooms are going to want to look hot on their W-Day as well as the bride.  Let help you decide on the perfect attire for your wedding day. 



Let help you find your wedding make-up artist on a budget and your dreams hair stylist from our list of thousands of suppliers all over the U.K. 

Wedding Rings:


Having trouble deciding on which metal and design to go for? are here to run you through the different types of wedding bands available. 

Registrar Fees: 


While not as exciting as flowers or cakes, the registrar fees are an often overlooked expense that can come as a bit of surprise if you’re not ready for them!

Favours & Gifts:

£600 – £700

Who doesn’t like favours! Give your guests something to remember the day by with some thought through wedding favours and gifts to take home. 

See your personalised wedding budget breakdown now! the free online wedding planner

Want some more inspiration? Here are some other articles you may be interested in:

Introduction: Your Budget

Saving Tips: Wedding Flowers

24 Wedding Saving Tips That Will Save You £5,000 (or more!)

21 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue

Happy Planning!