Irish people have revealed what they regret most about their wedding day – and it isn’t the eye watering five figure cost of their big day.
The results come from Confetti’s 2018 wedding survey, which saw them quiz couples on various aspects of their wedding and reception.
The survey found that the average cost of a wedding in Ireland is almost €21,000 – with 44% of couples paying for it themselves.
The most expensive part of a wedding is the venue which cost couples an average of €12,258. This is followed by €1,969 which is spent on the band, the dress dress which costs an average of €1,697, the photographer (€1,615) and videographer (€1,207).
There were an average of 170 guests at Irish weddings and the most popular wedding gift was cash.
Nearly three quarters of peoples (74%) said they would give €100 as a present if they were attending the wedding alone, while 62% of couples said they would give €200 If they were invited together.
The survey also found that couples spend an average of €5,000 on their honeymoon and €470 on their stag and hen dos.
It also revealed that the average age of a bride in Ireland is 31.
With drinks flowing and wedding receptions often lasting well into their early hours, only 37% of couples said they got intimate on their wedding night.
However, people’s biggest regret was not having a videographer to capture the wedding and reception.
The day flies by so quickly and 41% of couples didn’t pay for a videographer regretted not doing so.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling