The wedding industry has long been big business in the UK but there have been increasing financial pressures on couples and their families. What does the current position look like?
Holding and hosting a wedding ceremony and party can be an expensive business. Couples are still, however, determined to enjoy the style and size of wedding that they want.
In the UK, less than a quarter of couples chose to marry with a religious ceremony, preferring instead to opt for either a registry office wedding or a celebrant-led wedding ceremony.
The statistics from Hitched's National Wedding Survey highlights the current situation as to what couples are spending on wedding arrangements but also give a valuable insight into the types of wedding arrangements couples are favouring.
There are many more statistics and insight than those we've chosen to highlight here but they do provide an interesting overview of the weddings in the UK