Most popular wedding months in the UK in 2018

August is the most popular month for weddings in the United Kingdom, with 17 percent of marriages in 2018 taking place in this month. Unsurprisingly, the other Summer months of June and July were also popular choices with 15 percent of weddings taking place in July and 11 percent in June. With just two percent of weddings happening in January, it was the least popular month in 2018.

 Over half of weddings take place on a Saturday

  Of UK weddings in 2018, 56 percent took place on a Saturday, while almost a fifth happened on a Friday. Almost 1 in 10 weddings happened on a Sunday, while only 1 in 50 weddings happened on a Tuesday making it the least popular day for weddings.  

 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.

Most popular months for weddings in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018

Share of weddings taking place
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United Kingdom

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Number of respondents

2,668 respondents

Special properties

recently married individuals*

Supplementary notes

* The sample was comprised of brides (89 percent), grooms (9 percent) and one of same sex married couples (two percent).
**The source did not specify the exact date of survey.

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