Spanish spending less on getting married

THE Spanish are spending an average of €13,190 on their wedding this year, 8.3 per cent less than last year.

The Independent User and Consumer Federation reports that the expense for an average wedding with 100 guests ranges from €7,580 to €18,800.

The average spent on getting married has fallen for the fifth year running, but the reception, honeymoon and acessories are the worst affected.

The main expense is the reception, and depending on the restaurant, a meal can cost between €36 and €85 per person, plus music and drinks which amount to around €850. The average reception comes to around €7,000.

A wedding dress is no less than €500 plus shoes, accessories, make-up, hair and flowers which bring the total up to around €1,500.

The groom gets off lighter at an average of between €310 and €750.

The rings, invitations and flowers costs up to €1,200, while an average photo and video service will cost some €650.

The honeymoon costs no less than €1,200 for a couple.

Photo credit: Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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