How much does a Wedding cost in 2020?

Yowza, weddingsonline, the country’s most popular wedding website have just announced the findings of their latest Irish wedding survey and boy do we like to splurge on the “BIG DAY”. The survey, which took place in January 2020 was based on over 1,400 participants.

Almost half of those surveyed struggled to stay within budget (43% of couples surveyed), with 13% spending over 5-10K more than they had planned to. Furthermore,  when it comes to choosing their ideal suppliers and venues, couples say that recommendations and word of mouth are the most important factor. Only 12% stated that price was the most important factor.

With the average cost of a wedding in Ireland so expensive, it’s no wonder that many couples get very stressed about how they will pay for it all. The Lending Team at First Choice Credit Union are well used to couples coming into the office wondering where to start when it comes to financing it all. As with any important event, a little planning goes a long way.

Check out our Wedding Budget Planner and use it as a reference point which is always a good idea. It is simple to use and contains all the details that you will need to consider – reception, flowers, cars, music and of course, the dress. Also, why not give our loan calculator a try to see how much you could potentially borrow and what the repayments would be!!

If you would like to talk to someone about financing your wedding, drop in and speak to one of our Lending team in Achill, Balla, Ballyhaunis or Castlebar, email us at, call us on 094 9022 969 or simply apply online – just click below.

For a full rundown of survey findings, following the link to weddingsonline: Weddings Online Survey