Survey of 5,000 UK Brides Makes For Interesting Reading

Bridebook's survey of 5,000 UK brides has uncovered some interesting information about wedding planning over the past year. 

Here are some of the best bits:

The average bride spent 970 hours planning her wedding.

64% were stressed about going over budget, and 1 in 5 did go over.

Only 5% paid for a wedding planner to help

10% admitted to using their work's office postal system to mail out invites.

76% of couples took a wedding selfie, and there was a 50% increase in the use of exclusive hashtags #Unsurprising?

53% of London couples said they’d have sold a family member to pay for the wedding.

41% of brides in the Midlands would ban their parents from helping to plan the wedding.

Valentine’s Day was the one day that most brides want to be proposed on.

56% of couples had a disagreement over guest lists

21% felt let down by a supplier and 18% felt overcharged.

The survey was carried out by Bridebook.

Bridebook is the world's first digital wedding and planning toolkit with over 139,000 UK wedding suppliers listed on its website. It's sort of a one-stop shop for wedding planning, budgeting and arranging. 

We haven't had a play with it yet, but we'd love to hear what you guys think. 

Our only issue is the name Bridebook.  If you're a gay man planning a wedding, then would that put you off? We'll be covering the use of heterosexual language in weddings soon, but let us know what you think.

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