Most expensive areas of the UK to be wedding guests revealed

Goldsmiths expensive Uk areas

Wedding guests are now spending an average of £218 on attending friends and family’s weddings, a new study has revealed. 

The survey, conducted by leading high street jewellers, Goldsmiths, has revealed the cost of attending a wedding 2018, as well as the things that guests find the most annoying about attending their loved ones’ big days.

The study found that Belfast is the most expensive place in the UK to attend a wedding, with the average guest spending £278 on essentials such as gifts, accommodation, drinks and a new outfit for the day.

New Celebrant Directory showcases UK and international celebrants

The celebrant Directory website

UK based celebrant of 8 years Jennifer Constant has launched the first online resource solely dedicated to the promotion of celebrants in the UK. The Celebrant Directory is a new website listing celebrants across the globe, with locations including Australia, America, the UAE and the UK.

Dedicated to helping couples and families find the right celebrant for their unique and personalised ceremony or special occasion, the site helps customers find the right celebrant for their celebration as well as offering tips and advice on planning a celebrant based event.

Goldsmiths reveal Top wedding bug bears

wedding couple

A wedding - one of life’s happiest occasions - for both the happy couple and the guests attending. Or is it? A new survey by leading high street jewellers, Goldsmiths, has revealed some of the most awkward etiquette issues when it comes to planning, and attending, the big day.

With more than a third (39%) of those questioned being outraged at the thought of being invited to a hen/stag do abroad when the wedding is also overseas, 75% wanting to pick out their own engagement ring, and almost a fifth of singletons being disappointed if they don’t get a ‘plus one’ to the wedding - we get to the bottom of the perfect engagement and wedding etiquette to create a conflict-free day! 

HECK makes majestic sausage ready for the Royal Wedding

Heck Majestic sausage

With the nation gearing up for the royal wedding celebrations in May and street parties and BBQs being planned up and down the country, Yorkshire sausage maker HECK has created a majestic recipe to mark the occasion and the couple’s transatlantic union.

As a nod to Meghan’s American background and Harry’s fiery red locks, the Keebles behind HECK have married lean British pork shoulder with American mustard and sweet ginger in the limited edition recipe that will go on sale between 2 and 22 May, all wrapped up in a suitably regal sausage sleeve embellished with a crown and entwined wedding rings.

Leading bridal wear retailer WED2B opens new store

Wedding dresses WED2B

WED2B, the UK's largest and fastest growing bridal retailer, opened its newest store in Derby on Friday 23rd March it is WED2B’s 30th store and opens in perfect time for the wedding season. It is the brand’s first store in Derbyshire.

The new affordable bridal retail store occupies Unit 11, The Boulevard, with generous space to browse dresses. The store will stock hundreds of gowns in different designs, in sizes 6-30 and priced under £699. It will also offer bridesmaids’ dresses, a wide selection of bridal accessories and has plenty of space for bridal party fittings, with spacious changing rooms.

Royal Wedding costs 1,000 times the UK average

Royal wedding finances

According to an article by NY Daily News this years royal wedding is going to set the UK back £21 million which is just over 1,000 times the average 2018 cost of a wedding which comes in at £23,916.

However, when Prince Philip and Kate Middleton married in 2011, the UK benefitted from a £2 billion boost in UK tourism. Seven years ago, the cost of an average wedding was £21,939.

Have you considered how your finances could look in 10 years time?

The UK’s favourite spring wedding destinations

Bride in summer fields

Traditionally, wedding season in the UK extends from late May to September, with summer months proving most popular to promised lovers. Yet, it is spring which brings a flurry of invites through the letterbox!  With wedding venue hire among one of the highest costs to couples; at an average of £5,819, took to exploring the UK’s favourite spring wedding destinations. To achieve this, the British company analysed Bridebook’s The UK Wedding Report 2017 which contains data from nearly 4,000 newlyweds disclosing details on their nuptials. 

Weddings are returning to The Derby Conference Centre!

The Derby conference centre

Back in 2015, The Derby Conference Centre announced that it was no longer providing wedding services. However, over the past 12 months it has become evident that with the increased volume of enquiries, the people of Derby really miss not being able to tie the knot at this beautiful venue. Which is why the Centre is incredibly proud to announce that from Valentine’s Day, The Derby Conference Centre will once again be returning to the wedding venue market.