05/02/2013 08:32 GMT

Average Cost Of Wedding For Guests Hits £1,500 Per Year (PICTURES)

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.

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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.

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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.

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