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UK Wedding Statistics 2013

11th March 2013 |By | Be the first to comment

Welcome to the Wedding Report 2013. For the past few years we have been surveying over 5,000 brides to get their opinions and feedback on a wide variety of aspects of the wedding industry. This year we have put some of the data together in an easy-to-read infographic. We hope you find the results useful and that they are of interest to those working in the industry as well as brides-to-be. Wedding Report 2013

This year’s wedding trends according to its brides

Stand out stats:

  • The most common average age range for a couple on their wedding day is 27-30
  • The most common average length of relationship is 1 1/2 – 2 years
  • The most common average length of engagement is 13-18 months
  • The most popular season to get married in is Summer
  • 31% of wedding dresses cost up to £1,000; 28% of wedding dresses cost up to £500
  • 7 out of 2,094 brides surveyed were planning on wearing a borrowed dress whilst 9 brides-to-be said they would be wearing their mother or grandmother’s dress
  • 36% of weddings cost between £5,000 and £10,000; 35% of weddings cost between £10,000 and £20,000. (Excluding cost of honeymoon)
  • The most popular wedding colour schemes were: Purple, royal blue, navy blue, red and rose pink
  • 40% of ceremonies took place in a church/place of worship
  • 79% of brides said they would be dieting for the big day; 49% of grooms said the same
  • Mainland Europe was the most popular honeymoon destination, followed by the Caribbean, USA/Canada, United Kingdom and the Indian Ocean
Kate Thompson
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Kate Thompson is the features editor and wedding expert at Confetti. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years and has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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