The true cost of being a wedding guest

Published Wednesday, May 25 2016, 17:24 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
From the gift to a brand new dress, attending weddings isn't the cheapest of activities.

Now, Travelodge has conducted research into how much we really spend on watching our loved ones tie the knot.

On average, Brits will attend two weddings in 2016, racking up a bill of £815.64.

The average cost of being a wedding guest in 2016 is more than £800

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Most guests spend around £70 on a new outfit

According to the survey, a guest will splash out £407.83 per wedding.

This includes a present (£47.33), a new outfit (£71.60), beauty treatments (£55.00), accommodation (£164.00), and other miscellaneous costs like drinks at the reception (£70.00).

Unsurprisingly, it's the Londoners who are the biggest spenders at weddings - forking out £487 each time.

And lucky Aberdeen residents manage to scrimp on their friends' and families' big day, spending only £123.92 on average.

Travelodge surveyed 2,000 British adults and their answers revealed that a quarter of us are declining wedding invitations this year because we cannot afford the cost of being a guest.

For a third of them, they had no choice but to RSVP 'No' because they couldn't afford the hotel bill.

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