Wedding Report 2013

UK Wedding Statistics 2013

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

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