Getting married in Scotland now costs MORE than £31,000

FATHERS of the bride in Scotland will have to dig deep or save wisely if they are to meet the cost of a wedding.

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The average cost of tying the knot in Scotland now stands at £31,167

According to the Scottish Wedding Census of 500 newlyweds, the average cost of tying the knot north of the Border now stands at £31,167.

And while the price tag for the big day rose last year by more than £1,000, it is on course to double within a decade.

When the census started in 2013, the average spend was £19,500.

Experts now say the thriving wedding industry is worth close to £1billion annually.

Natasha Radmehr, editor of the Scottish Wedding Directory, said: “Weddings these days are bigger than ever.

“There has also been a rise in the popularity of weekend-long weddings, where couples hire a venue for a few days to eke out the celebrations.

“That bumps up the hire cost considerably, but it also makes the wedding a much more memorable experience.”

The survey found the industry was worth £911million in Scotland in 2016, and that 75 per cent of couples agreed a budget but only 51 per cent stuck to it.

Brides now spend an average of £1,394 on their dress with women in Glasgow and the south-west paying £1,534.

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