Getting Married in Ireland – The Real Cost


The cost for an Irish wedding

Co. Wicklow is the most expensive county to get married in Ireland. The average cost to get married there is €22,280.

On the flipside, Co. Louth is the least expensive place to get married in Ireland. The average price point for a wedding in Co. Louth is €19,820.

The cost for an Irish wedding has increased by 2.6% between 2017 to 2018 and is still rising. Did you know that the average cost per head for a wedding meal ranges from €51 to €60?

The average number of guests at an Irish wedding can be anywhere between 101 to 150 people.

15% of couples in Ireland choose to get married in September, the most popular month, but June is actually the most expensive.

If you are on a tight budget, value can be found in January outside of the New Year celebrations.

For Brides, one of the most important aspects of the day is the wedding dress and an Irish Bride can expect to pay €1,570 on average for her dress. The typical Irish Bride also appoints an average of 3 Bridesmaids to her Bridal Party and 3 in 5 Irish couples have their wedding reception in a hotel.

1 in 10 Irish couples even have their reception in a castle and unlike a decade ago, 1 in 4 couples in Ireland do not get married in a Church.

Below is an infographic put together by Irish Wedding Band A Few Good Men Band with all you need to know about getting married in Ireland and it includes a handy breakdown of the average wedding cost per county, which makes for interesting viewing.

the real cost of irish wedding