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The Predicted Cost Of A Wedding In 2028 Will Astonish You

Refinery29 logoRefinery29 25/02/2018 Natalie Gil

a person sitting at a table with a cake: Refinery29 © Photographed by Megan Madden. Refinery29 If you thought weddings were expensive enough already – the average in the UK now costs around £27k – you're about to get a rude awakening.

The average price of getting married is going to increase to £32k in the next 10 years, according to projections based on data from the Office for National Statistics.

When you compare this to the average UK salary (£27,500 in 2017) – and the fact that the UK was forecast to have the worst wage growth of any wealthy nation this year, and who knows what will happen to our salaries post Brexit? – it doesn't look good for British couples who want to tie the knot.

Slideshow: 26 elegant calligraphy ideas for your wedding day (Brides)

a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Perhaps it’s the sentiment of old-fashioned love letters (thanks, technology, for kicking that to the curb), but there’s just something inherently romantic about the long lines and loopy letters of calligraphy—delicate, intricate, and intimate, they’re almost a private invitation to read between the lines of love, especially when used in a wedding.Handwritten script is a beautiful way to add a personalized touch to your big day, starting with your save-the-dates and invitations, where calligraphy provides a luxe, elegant feel to usher your guests into your union of love. And of course, when it comes to the actual wedding, there are other paper goods to splash some gorgeous calligraphy across—ceremony programs, escort cards, place cards, menus. But the beautiful thing about calligraphy is that it can be written on basically anything. Swap out paper for an acrylic sheet, cacti paddle, palm leaf, or the like to match the theme of your wedding, and combine it with a calligraphed touch for a fun mix of styles.That said, there are so many other creative ways incorporate calligraphy besides the typical wedding decor that calls for the written word. Think of a quote sprawled across a world globe for the wanderlusting couple’s ideal guest book, your vows dashed across a linen ceremony backdrop, or your favorite book passage iced along your wedding cake. And calligraphy doesn’t have to be handwritten—a laser-cut or neon sign, name cake toppers, or printed balloons achieve the same romantic effect.In fact, just for you, we’ve rounded up 26 of these unique, creative calligraphy ideas. From parchment scroll seating charts and table numbers to customized wine labels and hand-painted desserts, there’s something for every wedding style. You’ll totally be rethinking your wedding day lettering, because the art of the written word has never looked so good.See more: Creative Calligraphy Signs You Haven't Already Seen All Over Pinterest 26 Elegant Calligraphy Ideas For Your Wedding Day The average cost of a wedding in 2006 was £18,773, meaning the figure will have ballooned by 60% in the 22 years to 2028, according to, which analysed ONS data from the past 80 years to make the prediction, taking into account inflation and rising expenses.dding

British couples are saving an average of £105 per month for their weddings, meaning it currently takes about a decade for the average couple to save for their big day.

Couples who want to end their marriages in a decade's time will also be in for a nasty shock too, the data suggests. The average cost of divorce is projected skyrocket by 25% from £47,014 to £60,415.8512 in 2028. Yikes.

Back in 2003, when the earliest data in this survey was recorded, it cost an average of £13,050 to terminate a union, meaning that in just a quarter of a century the cost of divorce will have risen by 360%.

While these figures are just predictions based on trends in official data, and external events like Brexit and the state of our wages could impact our finances, it might be time to start saving, or rethink what kind of wedding you want, if any.


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