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The 2013 Hitched Wedding Survey Ireland

The 2013 hitched Wedding Survey We surveyed hundreds of newlywed couples last year... ...and the results are in! Weddings In Ireland SEPTEMBER MTWTFSS 2 3 4 5 67 89 10 11 12314 Is16 17 18 19 20 21 22/23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 On average, couples spent 1 year and 8 months planning their special day. 27.5% of couples had been together between 3 & 5 years compared to 2.2% who had been dating for 1 year or less. 1.1% of 2013 The average age of a bride was 31. The weddings in Ireland youngest bride we surveyed was 21 and the oldest was 56. were civil partnerships. -The Financial Stuff The 41.6% total spend for the average shared the cost wedding was with their €21,745! families 52.2% of couples paid their own bill 5.6% had the bride's parents pick up the tab! 82% 18% of the total of the total wedding budget was spent on the big day itself. wedding budget was spent on the honeymoon. 40% of couples stuck to their wedding budget with a further 9% coming in under budget. About The Big Day The average couple invited 159 guests to their wedding and an additional 30 guests to the evening reception. Only 2.3% of couples set up a gift list and less than 1% asked for a contribution to 55.7% of couples got married within 20 miles of where they live in Ireland. 73.1% of Irish couples chose to have a traditional wedding cake. a honeymoon fund. The Dress The Venue 85% 76% wore a brand new gown bought from a bridalwear shop. of brides kept things traditional by having a religious service. 15.8% celebrated a civil ceremony at a registered venue. 7.2% of brides opted for a second hand/nearly new wedding dress. 2.9% decided to get away from it all with a wedding abroad. Colour Schemes Purple was the most popular colour scheme, followed by red, pink then ivory. Purple - 20% Red - 11.8% Green - 8.2% Turquoise - 3.7% Pink - 11.3% Gold - 5% White - 2.5% Ivory - 11.3% Neutral - 5% Silver - 2% Blue - 10% Black - 4.4% Brown - 1% Orange - 3.8% After The Big Day- Mrs Sm Irish brides are a sentimental bunch, 63.5% of brides 42% have taken their with 42.8% of brides partner's last name and 10.7% will hyphenate their last name. Just 14% planning on having their wedding gown dry cleaned and stored safely, compared to just 17.2% planning to sell it. of newly-wed couples said they wouldn't ange a single thing about their big of brides plan keeping their original last name. day. The Honeymoon The average spend on a honeymoon was €3,854! Over half of Irish couples (51.8%) opted to jet off on honeymoon immediately after the wedding. 31.3% 9% 36.7% 0.6% visited the Americas, including Canada, of couples chose to explore Ireland for their of couples chose to explore Europe and the chose to jet off to Australia or New South America and Zealand for their the Caribbean. honeymoon. Mediterranean. honeymoon. 29.8% of couples chose to celebrate their wedding with a romantic beach honeymoon 24.8% chose a city/beach combination honeymoon 16.1% embraced adventure with an activity honeymoon hitched. ie Source: Hitched W.I.F.E |

The 2013 Hitched Wedding Survey Ireland

shared by charellis on May 20
Hitched surveyed thousands of newlywed couples to find out on average; how much couples spend, how long they've been together before they get married, and the average age people get married. There are...


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