You can't put a price on happiness, so the saying goes. But tell that to your average wedding guest.
A recent survey has revealed that an average couple can expect to shell out more than a whopping £1,500 per year on attending weddings.
The survey, conducted by YouGov, revealed that individual Brits spent more than £750 to enjoy the nuptials of their nearest and dearest in 2012, with money going on parties, presents, accommodation and travel.
See our round-up of extreme weddings below
The findings also reveal that the average bridesmaid spends more than £732 per wedding and the average best man can blow £625!
The most generous guests were those aged 55 and over, spending more than £1,200 per year.
Renowned British wedding planner Sarah Haywood said: "The majority of big bash affairs are hosted by millennials, who see their Hollywood-style moment in the spotlight as a rite of passage -- and even a necessity -- it looks like nothing is going to change anytime soon. That has to be good news for the £10 billion British bridal industry but bad for the weddings guests’ wallet."
The survey was conducted to mark the release of 'The Knot', starring Mena Suvari, Noel Clarke and Talulah Riley.
Take a look at these record-breaking weddings:
<a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/longest-marriage-/">Herbert Fisher and Zelmyra Fisher</a> were married from May 13, 1924 until Herbert's death on February 27, 2011 -- 86 years, 9 months, and 16 days.
Most Liked Facebook Post
Mark Zuckerberg's announcement of his <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2012/5/likes-marriage-mark-zuckerberg-sets-world-record-with-wedding-announcement-42019/">marriage to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan</a> garnered 1,045,272 likes.
Most Expensive Pet Wedding
The <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/07/nyc-dog-wedding-sets-a-new-world-record/">"wedding"</a> between Chilly Pasternak, a poodle from Richmond, Virginia, left, and Baby Hope Diamond, a Coton de Tulear from New York, right, cost $270,000.
Longest Wedding Dress Train
In this photo from March 2012, model Emma Dumitrescu poses in Bucharest, Romania to show off the world's <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/9157459/3000m-wedding-dress-train-sets-Guinness-world-record-in-Romania.html">longest wedding dress train</a>, at 1.86 miles long.
Oldest Combined Age Of A Couple On Their Wedding Day
On Leap Day 2012, 95-year-old Lillian Hartley <a href="http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-03-01/leap-day-guinness-record-wedding/53310856/1">married</a> 98-year-old Allan Marks for a combined age of 193 years, eight months, and three days old.
Largest Underwater Wedding
The <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/largest-wedding-underwater/">underwater wedding</a> between Polish couple Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkoski was attended by 303 divers. (See photos <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2012/10/images-of-the-week-october-5-45232/" target="_hplink">here</a>).
Fastest Wedding Chapel
Rev. Darrell Best converted his 1940s fire truck into a <a href="http://newslite.tv/2011/09/15/the-worlds-fastest-wedding-cha.html">mobile wedding chapel</a>, which can reach speeds of 62 miles per hour. (See a photo <a href="http://newslite.tv/2011/09/15/the-worlds-fastest-wedding-cha.html" target="_hplink">here</a>).
Tallest Married Couple
Anna Hanen Swan, 7' 5.5'' tall, married Martin van Buren Bates, 7' 2.5'' tall in 1871, for a <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-3000/tallest-married-couple/">total height</a> of 14 ft. 8 in. tall. (See a photo of the couple <a href="http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/eppp-archive/100/200/301/ic/can_digital_collections/aswan/story/wedding.htm" target="_hplink">here</a>).
Jill Stapleton's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/15/most-bridesmaids-record-b_n_613051.html">110 dance students</a> served as bridesmaids at her wedding in 2010. (See a video of the wedding <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/15/most-bridesmaids-record-b_n_613051.html" target="_hplink">here</a>).
Largest Wedding Photo Album
The <a href="http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/chennai/guinness-record-largest-wedding-album-unveiled-matrimony-day-562">largest wedding photo album</a> features photos of more than 250 Indian couples and is 13 feet wide and 17 feet long. (See a photo <a href="http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/chennai/guinness-record-largest-wedding-album-unveiled-matrimony-day-562" target="_hplink">here</a>).
Largest Wedding Cake
The world's <a href="http://news.ca.msn.com/royal-wedding/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=28303324&page=6">largest wedding cake</a> weighs in at 15,032 lbs and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Connecticut. (See a photo <a href="http://news.ca.msn.com/royal-wedding/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=28303324&page=6" target="_hplink">here</a>).
Most Marriage Vow Renewals
Lauren Lubeck Blair and David E. Hough Blair have <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-3000/most-marriage-vows-renewals-same-couple/">married each other</a> 101 times. (See a photo of the couple <a href="http://weirdnews.about.com/od/weirdphotos/ig/New-World-Records/Most-Marriage-Vow-Renewals.htm" target="_hplink">here</a>).
Largest Wedding Bouquet
Made of 1,500 flowers, the <a href="http://news.ca.msn.com/royal-wedding/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=28303324&page=5">largest wedding bouquet</a> weighed more than 200 lbs. (See the bouquet <a href="http://news.ca.msn.com/royal-wedding/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=28303324&page=5" target="_hplink">here</a>).
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