Wedding guests ‘thinking creatively’ about ways to save on costs

Staying up all night, travelling on public transport and wearing the same outfit on multiple occasions were among the ways people planned to save on weddings this year, a survey has found. Nearly a quarter (24%) of people said they could not afford to accept all of their wedding invitations, according to research from credit checking company Experian. Three in 10 (31%) people surveyed said they had declined an invite to a wedding, stag or hen do due to the cost-of-living crisis. With soaring day-to-day living costs adding pressure to household budgets, many invitees are thinking carefully, and sometimes creatively, about how they can manage the cost of joining in the fun James Jones, Experian The research indicated that the average cost of attending a wedding was now £567 per head, with around £116 typically spent on accommodation. To keep costs down, people said they were exploring new ways to save, with some saying they planned to stay up all night so they did not have to pay for a room and some saying they would only attend if the wedding did not require an overnight stay. Some people surveyed said they only planned to attend weddings that they could...

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