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Christmas - the most engaging time of the year!

Christmas The most engaging time! Every year, over 250k couples tie the knot, spending a total of £3 billion! The festive season is the most pOPular time to start planning a wedding. 3.6 million searches for the term 'wedding' or 'engagementť in January. 1,370,340 2,248,651 1,173,151 1,834,509 1,492,802 1,944,737 1,380,263 1,380,263 1,085,263 996,492 1,236,128 1,188,888 SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY search volume of "engagement" search volume of "wedding /wedding planning" Grooms-to-be are more likely to choose memorable dates for that special bended-knee moment. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve are especially pOpular times to propose.* Engagement by month (Sept - Feb) 55% 20% 5% 6% 2% 12% SEPT OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB 40% don't have an engagement ring when they propose 40% Who said engagement rings should be 3 X the monthly salary? In your dreams ladies! Last year the spend trend was 10% of the groom's annual earnings. Spending £7,000 or more on diamond bling is still POpular in some parts of the UK.** Scotland 9% North England %2 Midlands Wales 22% South East (13% 14% South West 19% There's been a 36% increase in wedding budgets in the last 12 months.*** Where does the money go? UK Average Wedding Budget is £15K WeddingSite's members' Average Wedding Budget is £24,504 0000 3.Wedding 1.Rings 2.Hen/Stag Dress + 4. Honeymoon 5. The big day Jewellery £3,204 £392 £2,092 £4,760 £14,056 25-34 is the most popular age to get married.**** Brides in waiting tend to be 3 years younger than their hubby-to-be.***** Men Women 18-24 28% 34% 25-34 41% 42.3% 35-44 24% 18% 45-54 5.5% 5.6% 55-64 1,5% 0.1% 92% of UK couples live together before the big day 42% more than the global average. ***** Created by weddingsite O Research Lab 01/12/2012 *Google Search Analytics 2012 **WeddingSite User Analytics 2012 ***WeddingSite Audience Survey Dec 2012 **** Payscale 2012 *****Splendid Insights 2012 ******Facebook Insights 2012 For further information contact [email protected] / 020 3002 2800 f O E in

Christmas - the most engaging time of the year!

shared by WeddingSite on Dec 13
Christmas is one of most popular days of the year to get engaged as people want it to be extra special. Take a look at this infographic we put together. Some of the wedding statistics are quite surprising!


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