Weddings Today: Getting Married in 2019

It is fascinating for Wedding Venues to see the ever changing trends from year to year. We have had a closer look at The National Wedding Show and Confetti.co.uk statistics to find out about the average weddings in 2019. It makes for some fascinating reading . . .Β 

AGE
The Weddings Today survey revealed the average age of brides and grooms in the UK is 31 for bride and 33 for grooms.

AVERAGE TIME SPENT WEDDING PLANNING
Couples are getting engaged after four to seven years together and on average, they’re spending between seven and 12 months planning their wedding. Top google searches for finding a venue are wedding venues, wedding venues near me, wedding reception venues, civil wedding venue.

WHO ARE THEY?
The average couple in the UK is in their early 30s and thy don’t tend to have children together, before marriage (68% of couples are child-free). 13% of brides and grooms have children together before marriage and a further 13% had at least one child from a previous relationship.Β 

MEETING AND GETTING ENGAGED
There is a vast variety in ways couples are meeting today. 18% meet at work, 17% meet at the pub or club, 17% meet whilst in education and 2% marry their holiday romance. 15% of couple meet online through dating websites/apps with tinder leading the way generating a massive 7% of happy couples.

STICKING TO TRADITION
92% of couples spend their night before the wedding apart
52% get permission from parents before proposing
74% had something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue
40% of couples choose to write their own vows
78% of brides plan to take their partners last name

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