02 Apr 2014
Global Wedding Survey Shows Irish Couples Choose Tradition Over Trendy for Their Big Day
to the latest survey results from one of Ireland’s leading wedding websites,
the majority of Irish couples tying the knot are opting for a traditional
approach, when it comes to their wedding day.
survey of Irish newlyweds – conducted by hitched.ie – has shown that despite
the world of weddings becoming bigger, bolder and brighter than ever, it’s the
traditional touches that are proving the most important to Irish couples on
their big day. These results form part of a larger survey conducted by Hitched
Ltd, looking at wedding behaviours and trends from newlyweds across the globe.
all the newlyweds surveyed, a significant 76%
of Irish couples opted for a religious service. Despite civil ceremonies
being more accessible than ever – Irish couples are sticking to their faith,
with over three quarters choosing to have religious wedding ceremonies.
However, their British counterparts proved far less focused on religion, with
just 37% of newlyweds in the UK having a
religious wedding ceremony.
wedding cupcakes and single tiered wedding cakes have taken the wedding market
by storm, 73% of Irish couples still
opted for a traditional tiered wedding cake. A mere 3.5% opted for a single
tier wedding cake and just 5% chose cupcakes. Compare this with newlyweds in
Australia where just 58% opted for a traditional tiered cake and in South
Africa where fewer than half (45%) opted for a traditional tiered style.
brides also prove to be sentimental when it comes to their wedding dress – with
43% having their gown cleaned and stored
away safely after the event. A further 19% plan to hand down their dress to
their children and/or grandchildren, while 13% plan to make their dress into a
traditional Christening gown for their future children. In contrast, despite
tough economic times, only 17% of Irish brides plan to sell their dress. South
African brides surveyed with the same question gave very different results with
just 27% planning to keep their wedding gown and safely store it away and 7%
planning to ruin their wedding dress with a trash the dress shoot.
one of the few places where Irish newlyweds had not stuck to tradition was when
it comes to footing the bill, with 52%
footing the entire bill themselves and just 6% taking the traditional route
of the bride’s family paying for the whole day. Newlyweds
in the UK were more reliant on contributions from family with just 31% footing
the entire bill and 56% splitting the bill with their families.
further comments or details of the full survey please contact Caroline Hendry
tel: 01 485 2894 or email@example.com