Wedding plans defy credit crunch

Couples still planning big-budget big day despite UK's economic climate

If you’ve been planning a big white wedding since you were small, it seems a little thing like the credit crunch is unlikely to put you off.

Wedding planners and event organisers say big-budget brides are undeterred by the current economic climate and are ploughing ahead with lavish celebrations.

Sue Maddix, who helps organise The Designer Wedding Show, said, ‘Our brides see their weddings as a once in a lifetime event and so far we have no sense that the current economic outlook is putting them off.’

However, would-be brides attending the event in Battersea Park, London, next weekend probably have a bit more to spend on their big day than most of us.

Most spend an average of £5,000 on a wedding dress and £89,000 on the whole day!

Luxury florist Nikki Tibbles, founder of Wild at Heart, said, ‘Our current clients seem to have no plans to downscale their weddings – we are continuing to work with clients who have considerable budgets.’

Perhaps we should all get jobs as wedding planners instead?!

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