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Here's How Much The Average Irish Couple Spends On Their Wedding

By Shirleydonlon

January 31, 2018 at 2:57pm

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The average amount of money Irish couples spend on their weddings has been revealed, so if you're planning on tying the knot soon, you might want to start saving - fast!

Weddings Online conducted a survey that revealed a wallet-burning €26,015 is the average amount spent on a wedding, including the honeymoon, in Ireland.

The survey, which took place this month, was based on 1,200 participants.

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It found that 60% of couples surveyed struggled to stay within their budget, with 13% spending over €5,000 more than planned.

A total of 18% of couples look to take out a loan to help fund their special day and a lucky 22% of couples got financial help from their parents. 

Other findings included: 

  • The average age for brides tying the knot is 31, while the groom's average age is 33-years-old.
  • The hotel venue remains the most popular choice at 67%, followed by the country house at 19% and the castle at 9%.
  • The average cost of a honeymoon is €5,261.
  • The most popular honeymoon destinations are The Maldives, the USA, Italy, Mexico and Spain.

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