The UK Wedding Report 2023

The largest and most comprehensive report the wedding industry has to offer.

We surveyed 4,000 married and engaged couples to bring you 100 pages of wedding data - and it’s free!

What's in the report?

Today’s wedding profile
Dates, regionality, guest count, and engagement patterns
Venue discovery and bookings
Preferences, characteristics, research patterns and costs
Average wedding costs
Cost breakdowns by category, date, size and region
Supplier trends
Photographer-booking behaviour and supplier patterns
Wedding planning trends
Resources used by couples, current behaviours and priorities
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Hamish Shephard
CEO & Founder of Bridebook
“I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome you to the seventh annual wedding report!  After several challenging years, I’m so excited to share that 2022 brought us (spoiler alert) the highest wedding spend ever. Weddings have fully rebounded and we can now look to a future filled with growth and possibility for our industry.

As always, Bridebook is proud to serve as a community resource for the amazing UK wedding industry.”
Cost of wedding numbers
+15% vs 2021
Average venue cost
+18% vs 2021
Reception guest
+17% vs 2021
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weddings planned on Bridebook
of UK couples use Bridebook to plan their wedding
businesses worldwide market their services on Bridebook

Devices Used for Wedding Planning

The most popular device used for wedding planning is couples' phone, with 93% all couples using their mobile for wedding planning.
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Weddings by Weekday

Half of weddings in 2022 took place on a Saturday. Friday is the next most popular weekday, with nearly 1-in-5 couples tying the knot on Fridays.
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We're growing thousands of UK wedding businesses

4.3 out of 5
This month
I feel Bridebook is just the best place...
I feel Bridebook is just the best place for us to be, it’s a great and helpful place to get our wedding venue up and running. I’m happy to be a part of this excellent site!
Roswarne Venue
This month
Our Venue Pro account manager has been fantastic
Our Bridebook Venue Pro account manager Ola has been fantastic, we've recently been allocated Ola and he's been brilliant, knowledgable, supportive, and insightful. All of our questions have been answered with added value.
Kylie Christie
May 2023
Excellent Customer Service For Wedding Venues
Our wedding venue has recently signed up to Bridebook VenuePro.
We are seriously impressed with the level of customer service, especially for a small, independent venue like ours!
With VenuePro you get so much more from you account manager than with their leading competitor offers.
Amy Goffin
March 2022
A cut above other wedding platforms
Bridebook is a cut above other wedding platforms. The support is unparalleled and the CRM on the website easy to navigate. Unlike some other platforms, they don't assume that all venues have package per head pricing or accommodation, which is a nice change.
Mr. Thomas Steuart Fothringham
2 days ago
Strong ROI, excellent customer service
Bridebook provides consistently good ROI for our three wedding venues. Our VenuePro subscription offers the best account management support out of all the venue directories we're listed on, and the annual reports are invaluable to our business.
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