Planning a wedding? You miiiight want to either take out a whopper loan (the very thought makes us shudder) or start saving like, ten years ago.
Yikes. Sure isn't a small wedding better anyway?
One thing that can really eat into the budget for the wedding is the dress. With shows like Say Yes To The Dress showing insanely rich American gals spending upward of $30k on a wedding dress, the pressure to have the "best" dress can be immense.
So, just how much money does the average Irish bride spend on their dress?
A recent survey by weddingsonline.ie has revealed that Irish brides are spending more than ever on their dress for the big day, with brides shelling out about €1,787 for the dress.
The survey also revealed that 60% of brides go over their budget.
Here's how much every single aspect of the wedding costs on average:
The average Irish couple has a budget of over €26,000 for their wedding.
|Evening Entertainment (Non Musical – Magician, dancers, comedian etc.)||€570|
|Make-up Total (inc. Bridesmaids)||€368*|
|Hair Total (inc. Bridesmaids)||€313*|
|Hen/Stag per person||€253|
*average of 3 bridesmaids
**4-5 suits bought on average
Maybe being single isn't so bad after all?