According to the research, over half of the population believes a wedding should cost no more than £5,000
A new study has uncovered the UK's attitude towards wedding day costs, with over half of those quizzed saying a couple's nuptials should cost no more than £5,000.
Typically the figure bandied around for the average UK wedding is in the area of £15-£20,000 - although the study suggests that 2015 couples actually plan to spend a fraction of that on their big days.
The study - which quizzed over 1,000 people across the country - also found that only 6% believe that £15,000 is a 'reasonable' amount to spend on a wedding.
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One clear factor behind the dip in the big-day spend is the ever-increasing trend for DIY details, with couples increasingly choosing to hand-make various elements of their wedding day.
Paula Gorry from Stampin' Up! UK, who conducted the study, said: "Spending big is no guarantee of a wonderful day. Couples recognise the sentimental appeal of putting their own stamp on the occasion - whether that's hand-crafting invites or place-settings, or making their own bouquets".
She continued: "The trend for doing it yourself is not just about cutting costs. It's about individuality and self-expression, and results can look stunning".