Irish wedding website WeddingsOnline.ie, together with CX Analytics, polled over 1700 brides-to-be in January this year to create the most comprehensive survey of its kind in the country. Over 90% of respondents were in the process of planning their wedding.
Results show that Irish marriages are moving away from the conservative values of the past, with 18% opting for a civil ceremony rather than a church wedding. Family structures followed suit with 26% of those yet to tie the knot having children already.
Irish Wedding Stats 2013
Other top line results show that weddings in Ireland continue to be an expensive event, with people prepared to spend significant amounts on their big day. While the most popular bracket was the €15,000-€20,000 (24%), over 21% of respondents still planned to shell out between €20,000 and €25,000 on their special day.
The average price per head at a wedding remains steady, with over 25% of those surveyed budgeting €40-€50 per guest on the reception meal. At the higher end of the scale, 3% plan on spending €80-€90 per head and nearly 4% have a budget of €90-€100 per guest.
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