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Some Interesting statistics for Irish Weddings in 2023



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

Band: €2232

DJ: €526

Photographer: €1779

Videographer: €1443

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

Accessories: €334

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

Flowers: €747

Invites: €248

Foodie Treats: €281

Ceremony booklets: €141

Hen & Stag (per person): €204

Favors: €111

Honeymoon: €2872


Statistics Source: Weddings online Survey

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