Wedding Industry Facts and Economics

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  1. Over Two Thirds of Couples Get Engaged on Holiday

    Over Two Thirds of Couples Get Engaged on Holiday

    A survey by You & Your Wedding has revealed that 36% of couples get engaged whilst on holiday. The survey asked brides when their partner popped the question in order to find out what is the most popular...

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  2. Over Two Thirds of All Marriages in 2012 Were First Time Marriages

    Over Two Thirds of All Marriages in 2012 Were First Time Marriages

    Information released by the Office of National Statistics reveals that 67% (175,040) of all marriages that took place in the UK in 2012 were first time marriages for both parties. Whilst over two thirds...

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  3. First Weekend in August is 2015’s Busiest for Weddings

    First Weekend in August is 2015’s Busiest for Weddings

    The first weekend in August is the most popular in the year for weddings, hitched can reveal. This weekend, which falls on the 1st and 2nd of August sees 9,945 weddings set to take place across the UK...

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  4. Cupcakes are the Top Choice for Over 20% of Couples

    Cupcakes are the Top Choice for Over 20% of Couples

    More than one in five couples are choosing cupcakes as their wedding cake. The options when it comes to picking your wedding cake are seemingly endless. You can have a classic wedding cake, a naked Victoria...

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  5. Over Half of Couples Plan to Hire Wedding Transport

    Over Half of Couples Plan to Hire Wedding Transport

    54.1% of brides and grooms plan on hiring a form of wedding transport. There are lots of options when it comes to hiring transport for your wedding, from the classic wedding cars to buses for your guests...

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  6. Over 60% of Brides Will be Wearing a Garter

    Over 60% of Brides Will be Wearing a Garter

    Over half of brides plan to follow tradition and wear a garter under their dress. 60.9% of brides who voted in a hitched.co.uk poll revealed they plan to follow tradition and sport a garter under their...

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  7. Over One Fifth of Brides Plan to Give a Speech

    Over One Fifth of Brides Plan to Give a Speech

    More than one in five brides surveyed by hitched plan to make a speech at their wedding! A recent poll on hitched.co.uk has revealed that 22.7% of brides plan to give a speech at their wedding, challenging...

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  8. Irish Brides and Grooms keep it Traditional When it comes to Wedding Style

    Irish Brides and Grooms keep it Traditional When it comes to Wedding Style

    Almost 40% of couples in Ireland are planning a wedding with a traditional theme. We surveyed couples from across Ireland to find out whether brides and grooms are influenced by wedding trends whilst planning...

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  9. A Change in UK Marriage and Civil Partnership Laws

    A Change in UK Marriage and Civil Partnership Laws

    From March 2nd, 2015 marriage and civil partnership laws changed in the UK. The UK Home Office announced that all marriages following civil preliminaries and civil partnerships in England and Wales will...

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  10. Aussie Couples Favour a Traditional Style of Wedding

    Aussie Couples Favour a Traditional Style of Wedding

    When planning their big day, it’s clear to see Australian couples aren’t swayed by trends. hitched.com.au surveyed brides and grooms across Australia to find out what style of wedding is most...

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  11. Over 25% of Couples Would Copy the Wedding Venue Choice of a Friend

    Over 25% of Couples Would Copy the Wedding Venue Choice of a Friend

    Couples planning a wedding are usually quite protective when it comes to the details of their day, so as not to give too much away! One of the most important factors of the day is the location that the...

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  12. Wedding Etiquette Infographic

    Wedding Etiquette Infographic

    Etiquette is a hugely important part of planning a wedding, regardless of how big or small your guest list is. From the wording on your wedding invites through to how to handle social media at your wedding...

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  13. 78% of Brides Follow the ‘Something Old, Something New…’ Tradition

    78% of Brides Follow the ‘Something Old, Something New…’ Tradition

    Everyone knows the popular wedding phrase, ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence for her shoe’, but does anyone actually follow this old time...

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  14. 1 in 7 Couples Delay Marriage Due to Budget

    1 in 7 Couples Delay Marriage Due to Budget

    A recent study by Experian has revealed that one in seven couples delay marriage in the UK due to the soaring costs. The average couple are now waiting one year and two months longer in order to save more...

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  15. White Gold Revealed as the Most Popular Wedding Ring Metal

    White Gold Revealed as the Most Popular Wedding Ring Metal

    A recent poll conducted on hitched.co.uk has revealed that white gold is the most popular metal chosen by brides and grooms when it comes to their wedding rings. 47% of brides and grooms chose the sturdy...

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  16. Mini-Moons on the Rise

    Mini-Moons on the Rise

    In 2013 UK newlyweds spent just over 20% of their overall wedding budgets on the honeymoon. But recent results have revealed that British couples are now treating themselves to not one, but two honeymoons...

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  17. Tuesday is Least Popular for Weddings

    Tuesday is Least Popular for Weddings

    If you’re interested in which months and days of the week are most popular for weddings in the UK or you’re keen to learn which UK local authority is the least popular when it comes to marriages...

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  18. UK Couples Prefer a Traditional Wedding Theme

    UK Couples Prefer a Traditional Wedding Theme

    When it comes to giving a wedding a theme, the choices and possibilities are endless; from quirky and colourful to a destination wedding theme and beyond. hitched.co.uk ran a recent survey to see which...

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  19. 12 Things You NEED to Know About Diamonds

    12 Things You NEED to Know About Diamonds

    For anyone thinking about buying a diamond ring, perhaps for an engagement or a wedding, be sure to take note of this cleverly designed infographic designed to help you become a smart diamond shopper....

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  20. What’s Your Wedding Style?

    What’s Your Wedding Style?

    Every wedding will be different, but for brides struggling to find the perfect theme or style for their day, hitched.co.uk have created a handy infographic to help them make a decision. The fun and creative...

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