2016 Wedding Trends & Stats


by Quendon Hall

With cakes, cars, dresses, entertainment and more to think about, the global wedding industry is a billion pound operation. But we decided to delve into the depths of the UK wedding industry to capture a snapshot of what couples do, how much they spend and why they do it. Here’s a few wedding trends for 2016 to inspire you…



70% of women would considering wearing white to a friend’s wedding, but only 40% would let guests wear white outfits to their own ceremonies.
Lyst survey, 2016 https://www.lyst.co.uk/shop/events/wedding/


57% of 18 to 24 year olds believe it should be a regular custom that women make speeches at a wedding.
Wedding Speech Guru survey, 2016 – http://weddingspeechguru.co.uk/


A third of brides want to make all the decisions when it comes to wedding planning.
One4all Gift Cards poll, 2016 – https://www.one4allgiftcard.co.uk/


Half of pet owners in Britain have given their pet a special part to play in their wedding day and 60% of couples would think about cancelling their honeymoon if there was no one available to look after their pet.
Pawshake, 2016 – https://www.pawshake.co.uk


In the UK, weddings are worth £10 billion every year!
Hitched W.I.F.E, 2016 – http://hitched-wife.org/wedding-facts-economics/summary-stats/each-year-uk-weddings-are-worth-10-billion-pounds/


One in five couples went for cupcakes as a wedding cake last year.
Hitched W.I.F.E, 2016 – http://hitched-wife.org/wedding-facts-economics/trends/cupcakes-are-the-top-choice-for-over-20-percent-of-couples/


36% of couples get engaged on holiday.
You & Your Wedding, 2016 – http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/


36% of women would much rather choose their own engagement ring (we wonder if they’re the same 36% as above!)
Diamonds Factory, 2016 – http://www.diamondsfactory.com/


The world’s longest wedding veil is 4,686 metres long and it was made by Rozana Hospitality for the opening of the Perfect Wedding Show.
Guinness World Records, 2014 – http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-wedding-veil


Most marriage vow renewals for the same couple: 101!
Guinness World Records, 2011 – http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2011/10/couple-set-new-record-for-the-most-marriage-vow-renewals-after-saying-%E2%80%98i-do%E2%80%99-for-the-100th-time/


UK’s longest marriage (of course we had to leave you with a nice one!): Karam and Katari Chand celebrated their 90th wedding anniversary in 2015
BBC News – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35068423


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