It's always worth being up with the trends isn't it? But it's also very helpful being able to benchmark your plans, with those of others before you.
This can help you with the size, location, type, budget and all round plans, for your BIG DAY!
So here we go......!
The average budget for a wedding including honeymoon is €29,812, up from last year’s €28,045.
Friday and Saturday are still the most popular days for weddings (73%), with Thursdays next in line.
90% of weddings took place between April and December, The most popular month to pop the question is December (25%).
5% of couples are enlisting the help of a wedding planner.
60 percent of couples now get married in a non catholic church setting with ceremonies in the Venue, such as interfaith ceremonies, which cater for couples of all faiths and none, now becominging increasingly popular.
Larger weddings are back, 153 being the average number of guests.
The average age for couples tying the knot is 34 for men and 32 for women.
The hotel venue remains the most popular choice at 70%, followed by the country house at 15% and then castles at 10%.
The Top 5 wedding counties are Cork, Meath, Kildare, Kerry and Cavan.
The average spend in each category was as follows:
Engagement Rings: €3106
Wedding Rings: €1511
Wedding Dress: €1725
Ceremony Music: €473
Drinks Reception Entertainment: €546
Evening Entertainment: €734
Celebrant or other Officiant: €387
Makeup (bride only): €99
Makeup (per bridesmaid): €72
Hairstyling (per bride): €89
Hairstyling (per bridesmaid): €71
Wedding Planner: €1956
Bridesmaid Dresses (per bridesmaid): €212
Beauty Treatments (teeth, botox, tanning): €414
Price per suit: €280
Average number of suits bought: 4.5
Photobooth / Selfie mirror: €428
Wedding Car: €518
Wedding Cake: €350
Décor (Ceremony): €462
Décor (Venue): €721
Foodie Treats: €281
Ceremony booklets: €141
Hen & Stag (per person): €204
Statistics Source: Weddings online Survey