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Most popular wedding months in England and Wales (UK)

August is the most popular month for weddings in England and Wales, with 37 thousand marriages in taking place in this month. Unsurprisingly, the other Summer months of June and July were also popular choices as well as September, which had over 32 thousand marriages. With just over 6.2 thousand weddings occurring in January, this was the least popular month for weddings.

 Over half of weddings take place on a Saturday

  Of UK weddings in 2018, the majority took place on a Saturday, with Friday being the next most popular day. Monday had the fewest weddings, with just 12.7 thousand taking place, followed by Tuesday at 12.9 thousand and Wednesday at just under 13 thousand.

 Cost of weddings on the rise

  The average amount spent on a wedding has increased from around 20 thousand British pounds in 2009 to approximately 32.7 thousand pounds by 2018. Wedding venues were the largest expense, costing around 6.1 thousand pounds, with food and drink also setting people back by around 5.8 thousand pounds.

Number of weddings England and Wales (UK) in 2017, by month

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2017

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Statistics on "Marriage and weddings in the United Kingdom (UK)"

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