Scottish Wedding Directory’s annual survey has revealed the cost of the average Scottish wedding is £35,674 and is now more likely to take place in autumn than summer.
The price of weddings has risen 15 per cent from last year’s survey, by £4,507, and the most popular months for celebrations are September, October and November.
Natasha Radmehr, editor of Scottish Wedding Directory, said: “Our autumns have been milder in recent years. It can also be a little cheaper to get married at this time of year and there’s something very romantic about Scotland’s landscapes on an overcast day, which fits with the current trend for slightly dark, under-saturated images. The colours associated with autumn weddings are really fashionable just now, too.
“Spiralling costs are another factor in the move to September, October and November ceremonies. The majority of venues will offer their most competitively priced packages between November and March. However, the taste for more extravagant weddings is also driving up prices, as is a desire to have a perfect Instagram-worthy day”.
The average cost of a UK wedding as of July last year was £30,355, according to the Bridebook National Wedding Survey. Couples spent an average £6,152 on the venue and £5,862 on food.