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In Britain Check out changes in British weddings

A new study has revealed the changing habits of British weddings, for example, when it comes to honeymooning, 18% of people are now choosing to holiday in the UK compared to 8% five years ago.

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A new study, which has tracked the decisions of brides and grooms over the past five years interviewed 1,893 newlyweds and compared them to answers they have collated since 2010.

The new reports, according to dailymail, suggest Brits are ditching tradition in favour of alternative practices when it comes to getting hitched.

According to this new study, two of the biggest changes are the fact that religious services have fallen out of favour and that brides are opting for bold colour schemes for their big day.

The study showed that couples are shunning religious ceremonies when it comes to their big day with services falling from 40 per cent to 35 in the past five years. 

Registry offices have seen an increase in bookings by two thirds, going from three per cent to nine per cent since 2010, and 50 per cent of bride and grooms have opted for some form of civil ceremony when getting hitched.

Also, in terms of paying for the wedding, tradition seems to be out of the window.

In 2014, just seven per cent of UK couples allowed the bride's parents to pay the entire bill, down from nine per cent in 2010, while over a third of married couples in the UK (31.4 per cent) covered their entire wedding bill themselves.

The study by hitched.co.uk also showed that spending on weddings as a whole is increasing, up by 3.4 per cent year on year, outpacing the economic growth of 2.8 per cent, the average cost of a wedding is now £16,020 (compared to £15,494.54 in 2013).

Caroline Hendry, Editor of hitched.co.uk says that our changing attitudes towards weddings are seeing new traditions created.

She said: 'As well as a snapshot of trends that might come and go we can see some longer term patterns emerging, with the decline of the religious ceremony and the expectation that parents would foot the bill. 

'Couples seem more keen to foot the bill for drinks, but at the same time they are still under financial pressure, so other things need to give like the lavish honeymoon with more couples honeymooning in the UK or Europe or taking longer to save.'

This change is also obvious in Nigeria as brides and bridesmaids are opting for bold colors rather than the traditional, unconventional white.

Nigerians are spending more on weddings these days as everyone wants to be the talk of the town.

Let us know what other change(s) in Nigerian weddings you know.

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