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Wedding facts and figures

Wedding facts and figures


We’ve been taking a look at some wedding facts and figures for our friends at Launcells Barton. Here’s what we found.

Key Facts and Figures:

  • The average cost of a UK wedding is £24,000
  • 120 guests can consume a combined 256,920 calories at the average UK wedding.
  • 65% of grooms will hire a suit for their big day.
  • The world’s largest wedding cake weighed 6.818 tonnes.
  • The Maldives, USA and Italy are the most popular honeymoon destinations for British newlyweds.
  • The average UK wedding has 189 guests.
  • The average UK engagement ring is £1,200.
  • The average engagement lasts 2 years.
  • The bride will try on 4 dresses before finding ‘the one’.
  • 1 in 3 weddings in England and Wales have a religious ceremony.
  • The ideal number of songs for a three hour playlist is apparently 52.

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