Marriages in England - all the wedding statistics you need to know!

Sussed! After all my whinging about wedding infographics being made up, tenuous or pointless I’ve been sent one which is actually true, well researched and interesting. Hurray! Perhaps the key difference is that we’re talking about marriages today rather than weddings. So often the two are used as if they’re one and the same thing – but in my mind they’re distinct.

Interestingly I live in the least popular English region for marriages. Could it be that the Lake District’s “liquid sunshine” is off-putting so we’re all heading to Cornwall for a sunny beach wedding instead? Hehe! Any ideas why the North West and London seem to have fewer marriages than other areas?

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John on behalf of The Wedding Secret told me, “The main purpose of the infographic is to give people a better understanding of the current state of the wedding market and industry in England, and it’s history. We think this is of genuine interest to anyone who has at least a passing curiosity in trends of human behaviour, and is of particular interest to brides/grooms, wedding suppliers and others in the industry.

We’d love to know what you think!

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Wedding Day Dance UK
    7 years ago

    Possibly the most interesting blog post I have ever read! Thank you so much, I was particularly surprised to see that 67% of marriages are non-religious.

  • Kristian Leven
    7 years ago

    I’m not a big infographic fan either, but I agree, that was pretty damn interesting…!

  • The Wedding Secret
    7 years ago

    We’re glad you find our infographic so interesting! In answer to Claire’s question about the London regions having a lower marriage rate – this is thanks to the manner in which we have displayed the information, which is calculated per captia of population as stated in the infographic. Essentially, London does technically hold more marriages than most other areas in the UK, but compared to its huge population, this is disproportionate compared say to The South West and other areas like Rutland!

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