Wedding Industry Facts and Economics

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 36% of Women Would Prefer to Choose Their Own Engagement Ring

    36% of Women Would Prefer to Choose Their Own Engagement Ring

    According to a recent survey run by online jewellery specialist Diamonds Factory , 36% of women would have preferred to choose their own engagement ring, as opposed to having their other half pick for...

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  9. Traditional Top Tables Favoured At Weddings

    Traditional Top Tables Favoured At Weddings

    The table plan is an important part of any wedding reception. The newlywed couple tend to be the centre of attention and wherever they sit is usually a focal point when it comes to wedding speeches and...

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  10. Your Guide to Choosing a Wedding Ring Style

    Your Guide to Choosing a Wedding Ring Style

    Shopping for wedding rings can be one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding, but with so much choice and variety available for brides and grooms, picking something perfect can be tricky. hitched...

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  11. British Couples Stick to Wedding Traditions

    British Couples Stick to Wedding Traditions

    Over in the States some couples choose to have their wedding photographs taken with their bridal party before the wedding ceremony, but over in the UK we tend to like the old tradition of not seeing each...

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  12. 301,254 Total UK Marriages in 2012

    301,254 Total UK Marriages in 2012

    The total number of marriages in the UK for 2012 is 301,254 according to the latest published data from the government. This figure does not include couples who chose to get married abroad. The provisional...

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  13. Wedding Makeup Trends

    Wedding Makeup Trends

    According to a recent study conducted on hitched, 99% of brides will be wearing makeup on their wedding day to enhance their beauty. If you’re hiring a professional then it’s worth getting...

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  14. Brides Prefer French Manicure

    Brides Prefer French Manicure

    Most brides will have a beauty check list when it comes to making themselves look great on their wedding day; from eye lash extensions to manicures and anything in-between. A recent conducted on hitched...

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  15. 99% of Brides Wear Make-up on Their Wedding Day

    99% of Brides Wear Make-up on Their Wedding Day

    According to a recently poll run by hitched.co.uk, 99% of brides-to-be will be enhancing their natural beauty by wearing makeup on their wedding day. With a supplier directory full of beauty, hair and...

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  16. Wedding Cake Commitments

    Wedding Cake Commitments

    The wedding cake will play a huge part on any wedding day; it will be a huge focal point at the reception and all of the guests will be able to taste a slice, or two. There are plenty of things to consider...

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  17. Weddings in The UK During 2013

    Weddings in The UK During 2013

    Hitched Ltd. presents an infographic illustrating current trends, budgets and honeymoon statistics from weddings that took place in The UK during 2013. View the hitched.co.uk Survey 2013 full report...

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  18. Weddings in South Africa During 2013

    Weddings in South Africa During 2013

    Hitched Ltd. presents an infographic illustrating current trends, budgets and honeymoon statistics of weddings that took place in South Africa during 2013. View the hitched.co.za Survey 2013 full report...

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  19. Weddings in Australia During 2013

    Weddings in Australia During 2013

    Hitched Ltd. presents an infographic illustrating current trends, budgets and honeymoon statistics from weddings that took place in Australia during 2013. View the hitched.com.au Survey 2013 full report...

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  20. Where to Go & What to Do on Your Honeymoon

    Where to Go & What to Do on Your Honeymoon

    A honeymoon should be the most romantic holiday that a couple should take — but with a whole wide world to choose from, finding just one perfect honeymoon location to suit you both could be a challenge...

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