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What British Brides Shell Out For Their Big Day

The $30,000 average price tag on an American wedding seems high to many of us, but compared to what? Everything is relative according to our location and budget flexibility, so for some fun food-for-thought let's consider what UK brides are spending on their nuptials. Taking into account the dumpy dollar and its low value compared to the British pound, life as a US bride continues to brighten against that alternative. Find out how much the average bride across the Atlantic pays for their wedding when you


According to survey results released just yesterday by You and Your Wedding magazine, the average cost of getting hitched as a 2008 UK bride is £20,273. The dollar equivalent to that juicy number is approximately $40,005. Their survey of 1,500 brides uncovered these average expenditures: £7,724 for wedding reception; £977 on wedding dress; £1,927 for bride's accessories, gym memberships, and cosmetic treatments. Will the US become a place for British brides to hold a cheaper destination wedding?!

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