Tuesday 6 December 2016

Revealed: This is why it's so expensive to attend an Irish wedding

Published 29/08/2016 | 12:34

It's not cheap to be a guest at a wedding
It's not cheap to be a guest at a wedding

It isn't just the happy couple that has to spend a small fortune at an Irish wedding.

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Last month Independent Style revealed that the average spend per wedding guest, when travel, accommodation, glam and gifts are taken into account, came in at €540 per person.

The results came from a survey we conducted in which we asked 100 Irish women and men just how much it costs to attend the nuptials of their nearest and dearest. We were slightly shocked when we realised we could pay a month's rent on a small apartment in Rathmines or purchase an iPad or Christian Louboutin heels, for less than the cost of attending a wedding.

Read more: It costs more than your rent! Can you believe this is how much we spend at an Irish wedding?

But a new infographic, created by John Cunningham of The Wedding Band Shop, breaks down the cost and shows exactly where most of your money is going - although the estimated cost per guest came in at €800, slightly higher than what our readers suggested.

It's pretty handy if you've a wedding coming up and want to budget accordingly.

Infographic breaks down the cost of attending a wedding. Photo: John Cunningham of The Wedding Band
Infographic breaks down the cost of attending a wedding. Photo: John Cunningham of The Wedding Band

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