Interesting Fact - British Weddings

According to data from, more and more Brits are getting married on a Thursday.

(Is this because of tradition, or for religious reasons?  No.  It's because it's cheaper.  Seemingly, tying the knot at weekends can cost thousands of pounds more for the cost of venues, catering and entertainers.

Caroline Hendry, editor of, said that Thursdays are popular as many venues charge the same high prices on a Friday as they do on the weekend. She added: ‘With many venues and wedding suppliers booking up months or even years in advance, a Thursday wedding can also give couples a better chance of booking their first choice vendors.’

At a time when everyone is struggling with debts and rising house prices, around 21,700 couples chose to marry on a Thursday in 2015 – about 6,000 more than in 2008.

According to figures compiled by the Daily Mail, the Achnagairn Estate in the Highlands, where castle hire, including use of the ballroom and a two-night stay for 55 people, is £4,500 mid-week in January compared with £8,250 on the weekend. And a full wedding package at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel in Dorset comes in at £4,250 on a Thursday, a saving of £1,745 compared with a Saturday. Whilst venue hire at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, south-east London, is £6,800 on a Thursday, which saves £1,000.)