Wonderful Wedding Statistics

Wonderful Wedding Statistics

With September said to be the most popular month for us Brits to walk down the aisle, we thought it be only fitting to take a look at some weird and wonderful facts about weddings.

  • Last year there were 247,890 marriages in England.
  • An astounding 57.5% of all weddings take place on a Saturday in comparison to 19% on a Friday and only 4% on both Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • It is said that us Brits believe that if you are to find a spider in the wedding dress it is considered a sign of good luck.
  • According to English folklore Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, which is highly ironic if you think about it.
  • On average men tend to marry at the age of 33 whilst women on average marry at the age of 30.
  • 42% of all marriages take place in the months of July, August and September making them the most popular months of Marriage in the UK.
  • Engagement and wedding rings are traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart. Naaaww!
  • Each year UK weddings are worth over a whopping £10,000,000,000!
  • One of the most popular wedding cake flavours is the ever popular ‘Victoria Sponge’ cake.
  • On average the bride’s wedding dress will cost over £1,300. (Better start saving!)
  • Although rain might not be the thing you wish for on your wedding day, it is actually considered good luck according to old Hindu tradition.
  • In the Czech Republic, newlyweds have peas thrown at them instead of rice.
  • Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve are the two most popular days to get married...but not the most original!
  • Stag parties were thought to be first held by ancient Spartan soldiers who kissed their bachelor day’s goodbye with a raucous party.

If you’re about to tie the knot or witness a close friend or family member say their ‘I dos’, take a peek at our range of wedding cards, banners and wrapping, to add the perfect touch to your gift for the lucky couple!

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