Written by Katie Byrne, published 23rd jun 2016
Research from Barclays has uncovered an incredible stat about couples and their wedding receptions
New research has revealed how many arguments the average Brit couple will have about their wedding budget.
A study by Barclays found that couples typically have nine arguments about budgets during their wedding planning.
So far, so not-surprising - but when it comes to how many couples actually SPLIT over disagreements about their wedding budgets, it's a lot more shocking.
Whilst a fifth of couples ultimately over-spend when it comes to planning their wedding, 10% of the people quiz have actually split with their partner owing over to budget disagreements.
The research found that the average big-day over-spend is £7,971 - which means a national wedding budget deficit of £1,919,799,063 every single year.
According to the study, which polled 1,000 married people, just over a quarter (29%) of Brits find saving for their nuptials the most unnerving part about getting married. The next most stressful factor is the weather (27%), finding the right dress (16%), seating plans (16%) and cold feet nerves (5%).
Twenty per cent of 25-34 year-olds quizzed even considered cancelling their celebration owing to monetary worries.
Clare Francis, Savings and Investing Expert at Barclays said: "Planning a wedding should be one of the happiest times of your life, but too often financial worries put a real strain on couples. In fact, our research shows that on average a fifth argue about money before their big day. At Barclays, we want to take the stress out of financial planning by making the information needed more accessible. Financial Wings is just one of the ways in which we aim to do this - allowing all customers, not just those that bank with Barclays, to prepare for life beyond their big day".