Wedding Industry Facts and Economics

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  1. Style Your Way to Fabulous Photography

    Style Your Way to Fabulous Photography

    Most wedding planning couples will spend time choosing the right photographer to capture every moment of their special day; from getting ready, to saying ‘I do’ and dancing the night away....

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  2. Couples Choose Both Flower Girls and Page Boys

    Couples Choose Both Flower Girls and Page Boys

    To celebrate the launch of the brand new Flower Girl and Page Boy sections on hitched.co.uk, we wanted to find out whether or not wedding planning couples are in fact planning on having little be part...

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  3. Winter Weddings Least Popular

    Winter Weddings Least Popular

    Recent stats revealed by the ONS have found that weddings in winter are less popular than weddings in the spring, summer or autumn. Summer weddings are most popular in the UK as the weather is usually...

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  4. Types of Bridal Bouquets

    Types of Bridal Bouquets

    Most brides in the UK will carry a bouquet of flowers down the aisle. Some wedding planning couples will hire a florist when it comes to creating the floral arrangements for their wedding, where as crafty...

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  5. 285,391 Total UK Marriages in 2011

    285,391 Total UK Marriages in 2011

    The latest government published data for the total number of marriages in the UK for 2011 is 285,391. The most recent year is currently provisional and it is expected that this number could increase by...

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  6. Brides-to-be Worry Most About Ruining Their Dress

    Brides-to-be Worry Most About Ruining Their Dress

    It’s natural to be nervous during the run up to a wedding. For some, having all of your friends and family in one room can be daunting, where as for others it could be speaking in public that really...

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  7. Weird and Wonderful Wedding Facts

    Weird and Wonderful Wedding Facts

    Every wedding around the world is unique but some traditional aspects stay the same, such as the exchange of wedding rings, cutting through a wedding cake, or wearing traditional wedding attire. hitched...

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  8. How Many Brides Will Wear a New Fragrance on Their Big Day?

    How Many Brides Will Wear a New Fragrance on Their Big Day?

    Besides a new dress, a glitzy pair of shoes, a stunning headpiece and perhaps some new jewellery, some brides will choose to wear a new fragrance on their big day – a scent that will remind them...

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  9. Who Chooses What the Bridesmaids Will Wear?

    Who Chooses What the Bridesmaids Will Wear?

    Finding the perfect wedding dress may be hard enough for the bride-to-be, let alone choosing what her best girls will wear on the big day. Bridesmaids are a common topic of discussion on the hitched.co...

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  10. Will You be Handmaking Anything for Your Wedding to Save Money?

    Will You be Handmaking Anything for Your Wedding to Save Money?

    In today’s economic climate it’s no surprise that wedding planning couples are taking wedding planning into their own hands and are making various accessories to feature at their celebration...

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  11. What Will You be Doing to Celebrate Your Hen Night?

    What Will You be Doing to Celebrate Your Hen Night?

    The hen party is an exciting part of a wedding celebration and is traditionally organised by the Maid of Honour and bridesmaids, but is also celebrated with family members and female guests who are invited...

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  12. What Length of Gown do UK Brides Prefer?

    What Length of Gown do UK Brides Prefer?

    One of the most important decisions (and purchases) that a bride will make during the run up to her big day will be related to her wedding dress. With so many different wedding dresses available to buy...

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  13. Who is Responsible for Booking the Honeymoon?

    Who is Responsible for Booking the Honeymoon?

    British tradition has previously stated that the groom should be responsible for booking the honeymoon, whether it be a surprise for the bride or not. However in recent years we’ve seen a number...

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  14. How Many Bridesmaids are UK Brides Choosing?

    How Many Bridesmaids are UK Brides Choosing?

    The hitched.co.uk discussion forum is full of advice and inspiration for wedding planning couples, but one topic that arises time and time again is the dilemma of choosing bridesmaids. For some brides...

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  15. Will You be Choosing Unique Names for Your Reception Tables?

    Will You be Choosing Unique Names for Your Reception Tables?

    Most weddings will feature a sit down, three course wedding breakfast, however to ensure that their guests are sat in the right places, wedding planning couples will generally choose to design a table...

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  16. Overview of Weddings in 2012

    Overview of Weddings in 2012

    The results are in! Our latest survey on weddings last year is now live. The results cover topics including how much people spend on a wedding, where couples choose to go on honeymoon and which suppliers...

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  17. Who Answered the 2012 Survey?

    Who Answered the 2012 Survey?

    With neary 800 respondents, this survey focused on couples married in 2012, and was sent to registered hitched.co.uk users who gave us their wedding dates for 2012. Who answered our survey: Unsurprisingly...

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  18. Wedding Budgets in 2012

    Wedding Budgets in 2012

    The total average spend on weddings in 2012 remains the same as 2011, £16,000, but with only 42% of couples sticking to their original budget, it is significant in this recessionary climate that...

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  19. Wedding Gift Lists in 2012

    Wedding Gift Lists in 2012

    Alongside a traditional gift list, significant numbers of couples are requesting money and vouchers, as well as contributions towards their honeymoon....

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  20. Wedding Colour Schemes in 2012

    Wedding Colour Schemes in 2012

    Choice of colour spreads across the spectrum with couples choosing a rainbow range of hues; purple was 2012's most popular colour for the 2nd year in a row, with blue and pink also being in the top...

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