Can you really put a price on love? Apparently so, a new study has revealed the true cost of maintaining wedded bliss.
The cost of sustaining a happy marriage in Scotland is £296,278, according to new figures.
Researchers surveyed 150 married couples of all ages in Scotland and revealed the cost of a lifetime of marriage including weddings, mini breaks, gifts and date nights. The survey used the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures with the average Brit getting married at 35 years old, combined with the average life expectancy in the UK (81) – so a happy marriage without divorce or separation will last 46 years on average.