Wedding woes: how getting married just got a lot more expensive

With inflation running at new highs and hotels trying to recoup Covid losses, many couples are finding that their big day has some new and unwelcome costs

Icing on the cake: after waiting out lockdowns for delayed weddings, couples are now facing serious price hikes on their big day. Picture: Getty

The lifting of the cap on wedding numbers in October marked a tentative return to normality for couples planning their big day. Gone are the days of having to slash your guest list, forgo live music and dancing, and rearrange plans for a second, third or even fourth time.

But now there’s a new headache to consider in the form of sharply rising wedding costs. The growth in inflation has created a dilemma for engaged ...