The model admits her take on the cost of modern nuptials 'is a bit rich coming from me'

Katie Price has famously set the bar for lavish weddings with her nuptials to Peter Andre, Alex Reid and most recently Kieran Hayler.

But that hasn’t stopped her from warning that the obsession with expensive weddings in this country that many cannot afford has gone too far.

‘I do like a good wedding,’ she says. ‘Or three! But – and I know I’m not one to talk – did you know the average cost is now £21,000?

‘The fabulous dress, the perfect location, the reception… I know every couple want their big day to be perfect, but isn’t it getting out of hand?’

Katie, 35, points out that while it’s traditional for the bride’s parents to pay for the wedding, nowadays it is becoming impossible for many of them to afford it.

‘And there are so many more important things you can spend money on – the home you start your married life in, a car when you start a family.

‘As I say, this may seem a bit rich coming from me, but on this occasion, small really is beautiful.’

Well said, Katie.

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