WED2B Wedding Trends 2017

With over 4,500 brides, our 2017 trends give an accurate picture of modern day engagements and wedding planning, revealing exactly what today’s brides want and how they plan the best day of their lives...

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Wedding Trends 2017

Planning

  • Engaged
    over a year

    55%
    54% just over half of the brides have been engaged for over a year

    54% just over half of the brides have been engaged for over a year

  • £5,000 - £10,000
    Total Budget

    49%
    49% will be spending £5,000 - £10,000 on their wedding

    49% will be spending £5,000 - £10,000 on their wedding

  • 1-2 years
    of planning

    48%
    Just under half of brides will be engaged 1-2 years before their big day

    Just under half of brides will be engaged 1-2 years before their big day

Venue

  • Getting married
    in the UK

    88%
    Only 12% of brides are marrying abroad

    Only 12% of brides are marrying abroad

  • A Summer
    Wedding

    45%
    Summer is the most popular month to get married

    Summer is the most popular month to get married

  • No Transport
    Needed

    43%
    Just below half of the brides will be getting ready at their wedding venue

    Just below half of the brides will be getting ready at their wedding venue

  • Married in
    a hotel

    26%
    A Hotel is the top wedding venue for brides

    A Hotel is the top wedding venue for brides

  • Indoor
    Wedding

    79%
    Over 3⁄4 of brides are wanting an indoor ceremon

    Over 3⁄4 of brides are wanting an indoor ceremony

  • Married Between
    12pm - 5pm

    92%
    92% of couples are getting married between 12 pm – 5 pm

    92% of couples are getting married between 12 pm – 5 pm

  • 50 - 100
    Guests

    55%
    Just over half of brides are wanting 50-100 guests

    Just over half of brides are wanting 50-100 guests

Save The Date

Entertainment

  • Photobooth
    as an extra

    50%
    50% of brides want a photobooth

    50% of brides want a photobooth

  • A DJ to provide
    the music

    63%
    A DJ playing at their wedding is the top choice

    A DJ playing at their wedding is the top choice

  • A wedding
    hashtag

    61%
    More than half of brides said yes to using a #hashtag

    More than half of brides said yes to using a #hashtag

Wedding Dress & Bridesmaids

  • 73%

    Four or Fewer Bridesmaids

    73% of brides have 4 or fewer bridesmaids, with only 7% of brides having none at all

    73% of brides have 4 or fewer bridesmaids, with only 7% of brides having none at all

MAKE UP & ACCESSORIES

  • PROFFESIONAL
    MAKE UP ARTIST

    71%
    Just under 3/4 are wanting a makeup artist to do their makeup

    Just under 3/4 are wanting a makeup artist to do their makeup

  • UP DO
    HAIRSTYLE

    41%
    An up do hairstyle was the most popular option

    An up do hairstyle was the most popular option

  • COMBS/ PINS
    IN HAIR

    55%
    55% of brides wanted a comb/pins in their bridal hair

    55% of brides wanted a comb/pins in their bridal hair

  • HAND TIED
    BOUQUET

    53%
    Having a hand tied bridal bouquet was the top choice

    Having a hand tied bridal bouquet was the top choice

  • IVORY WEDDING
    SHOES

    46%
    Under half of brides will be wearing ivory traditional shoes

    Under half of brides will be wearing ivory traditional shoes

Decor & Details

  • Rustic
    Theme

    27%
    Under 1/3 of brides are having a rustic wedding theme

    Under 1/3 of brides are having a rustic wedding theme

  • Wedding Bands
    Less than £500

    48%
    48% of brides are wanting to spend less than £500 on wedding bands

    48% of brides are wanting to spend less than £500 on wedding bands

  • Traditional
    Wedding Cake

    54%
    54% of brides are wanting a traditional wedding cake.

    54% of brides are wanting a traditional wedding cake.

  • Sit Down
    Dinner

    69%
    A sit down dinner style was the top choice

    A sit down dinner style was the top choice

  • Champagne
    On Arrival

    34%
    34% of brides wanted to serve champagne as their welcome drink

    34% of brides wanted to serve champagne as their welcome drink

  • Rehearsal
    Dinner

    12%
    Only 12% of brides are having a rehearsal dinner

    Only 12% of brides are having a rehearsal dinner

Post Wedding

  • Beach Paradise
    Honeymoon

    65%
    A paradise beach honeymoon was the top location

    A paradise beach honeymoon was the top location

  • Monetry
    Gift

    78%
    Only 10% of brides wanted gifts for the home with the majority hoping for money

    Only 10% of brides wanted gifts for the home with the majority hoping for money

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