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How Much Will a Wedding in the U.K. Cost by 2028?

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Guests throwing confetti over bride and groomThe average price of a wedding in the U.K. will surge by 60 per cent from 2006 to £32,000 in 2028, according to an analysis of Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

The money.co.uk analysis based its findings on the last 80 years, including inflation and higher expenses. If you and your partner have been saving £105 per month to get married, it will take you at least ten years to pay for an average wedding, according to forecast.

Wedding Expenses

In 2017, the cost of exchanging matrimonial vows amounted to £27,500 from more than £18,700 in 2006. The cost of divorce has risen even higher based on data in 2003 when it cost £13,050 to dissolve a marriage. Now, an average divorce will require couples to spend at least £47,000.

In the next ten years, it will balloon to more than £60,000. Neither the cost of a wedding or a divorce seems to be stopping many couples from transitioning to married life. If your sole concern involves a low-cost wedding, think about the expenses that you can save by booking early.

This includes finding affordable event lighting for hire or a caterer that provides discounts to early-bird clients.

Current Trends

Many women who wish to walk the aisle this year have picked up on several trends for the occasion. For instance, 3D invitations have become popular among couples, while some are shying away from buying diamonds as their choice for an engagement ring.

Another trend involves the bride’s wedding gown. The traditional white dress became a less obvious choice, as the rose and champagne dress has risen in popularity by 46 per cent and 358 per cent, respectively.

The cost of your big day will depend on your preferences, but it does not mean that you could not save on some expenses. How much is your wedding budget?

5 Western Wedding Essentials

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Bride and groom celebrating weddingIf you are all about that western/rustic lifestyle and are about to get hitched with someone who shares your inclination, why not go all the way and stage the best western/rustic wedding rodeo country has ever seen? To pull this off, here are five things you need.

1. Ranch Venue

The United States has ranches aplenty, so this should not be too challenging. But if you wish to get wed in the best ranches this country has to offer, here are four options for you: Spring Creek Ranch (Jackson Hole, Wyoming), The Alisal Guest House Ranch and Resort (Solvang, California), Hidden Meadow Ranch (White Mountains, Arizona), and Triple Creek Ranch (Bitterroot Mountain Range, Montana).

2. Western/Rustic Fashion

You can either go full on cowboy & cowgirl on your wedding or choose to accentuate instead. For instance, you can opt for the traditional way—white dress and black coat and tie—and accessorize with A.A. Callister western wedding boot corral or hats or whatnot. Whichever fashion choices you eventually settle with, just make sure they can be easily disengage come wedding night.

3. Western Décor

There are no rules here except for go as rustic as your imagination will allow. From sitting implements made of a plank of woods on top of blocks of hay to western arches and platforms, the sky is the limit as to how far you wish to take your chosen theme.

4. Western Wedding Favors

For something to remind your guests of your game-breaking western-themed wedding, you must give away wedding favors consistent with your rustic matrimonial affair. Your options run the gamut; from personalized cowboy hat cork coaster to personalized matchboxes.

5. Pick Up Truck

Ditch the limo or the conventional white car and find a red pick-up truck instead. This will allow you as a couple to make a dramatic and theme-consistent entrance and exit, at the back of the pick-up.

With these five essentials, your western/rustic wedding will be one for the books. Who knows it might even get picked up by wedding-devoted sites and go viral.

5 Signature Cocktails for Your Wedding Party

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An Alcoholic BeverageFrom the invitations to the vows, you may have already planned all the details of your wedding. The signature drink bar, however, is just as important as the meals that you’ll be preparing for your guests. When it comes to making a memorable “just married” statement, nothing beats the novelty of speciality cocktail. As one of the leading wedding venues in Tunbridge Wells notes, it’s possible to keep the party going and the drinks flowing. Here are five cocktail recipes that will add a unique touch to your special day.

Blueberry Mojito

If you’re a fan of classic blues, why not try showing it through your wedding drinks? This minty blue mojito with fresh blueberries is not only tasty, but the pop of colour is a joy to look at.

Pineapple Punch

Create a fun, summer vibe with this fun drink that’s perfect for a tropical-themed wedding. With a hint of rum and a kick of fresh pineapples, this bohemian punch will surely be unforgettable.

Rosé Sangria

Get your guests talking with some bubbly Rosé sangria. When matched with some delicious Spanish food, the combination can make for a glamorous tapas-fest.

The Beet-Lini

The presentation is a huge part of what makes a signature cocktail unforgettable. In this case, the beet-lini is a colourful and healthy drink that will not only delight your guests’ eyes but also their taste buds. This is also a great choice for vegetarians.

Watermelon Refresher

A summer nuptial is not complete without seasonal treats. Choose fruits like strawberry or watermelon and mix them with a healthy splash of lime and vodka for an energising drink.

Make your wedding day more exciting with these five unique cocktail recipes. And while you’re at it, remember to choose a great venue for this celebration.