Palma.—The wedding industry created 80 million euros worth of business in the Balearics last year.
The average spend to tie the knot in the Islands is 19'000.
In fact less is spent on getting married in the Balearics than in the rest of the country where an average spend for a couple with 150 wedding guests is 22'000 euros, leading marriage website reported yesterday.

The website, which has an international reputation for providing information on everything that any couple could possibly want for their wedding, will have a stand at the Balearic Wedding Fair “Nupcial 2011” now showing at Palma airport this weekend.

Bodaclick, which makes use of information provided by Central Government's National Institute of Statistics (INE), says that 4'035 couples got married in the islands last year, 5 percent less than in 2009.

At a national level, 170'815 weddings were celebrated last year, just 3 percent less than in 2009. Bodaclick claims the figures - which embrace both civil ceremonies and those held according to a particular religious faith - point to the general stability of the wedding market. The website says that the cost of a wedding can vary according to the region of the country where it is held.

Thus the cost of the occasion in the Balearics is 13 percent less than the national average.
Bodaclick says that along with Murcia, the Canary Islands and the Spanish city of Ceuta in North Africa, the Balearics is the region of the country where people can get married most economically. Analysing the cost of a wedding, Bodaclick says that the sit down meal is the most expensive part, taking up 57% of costs. In the Balearics, the wedding breakfast or dinner costs between 50 and 70 euros per head.

The bridal gown can cost between 700 and 3'000 euros with many women now opting for a simple style to keep costs down.


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