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How many other weddings in 2018?
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Total number of weddings in 2018221,169Averaging ONS data of weddings 1995 - 2014https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/marriagecohabitationandcivilpartnerships/bulletins/marriagesinenglandandwalesprovisional/previousReleases
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Total number of other weddings happening on Saturday 19th May2,916Averaging 3rd Sat in May ONS data from 1995 - 2014https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/marriagecohabitationandcivilpartnerships/bulletins/marriagesinenglandandwalesprovisional/previousReleases
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Total number of bridesmaids in 2018663,507Average number of bridesmaids (3) X 221,169Average number of bridesmaids: https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-planning/organising-and-planning/wedding-survey-2017_1383.htm
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Total £ spent on wedding dresses in 2018£26,739,332.00£832 X 221,169Lyst survey via: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/style/average-cost-wedding-dress-uk/
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Total £ spent on bridesmaid dresses in 2018£138,230,625.00(£208 X 3) X 221,169Lyst survey via: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/style/average-cost-wedding-dress-uk/
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Pairs of shoes in all wedding parties 2018884,6764 X 221,169Lyst survey via: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/style/average-cost-wedding-dress-uk/
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Total £ spent on hen parties in 2018£1,250,047,18812 av. hens in hen party X Red7 and Banana Moon datahttps://www.banana-moon-clothing.co.uk/blog/stag-hen-parties-british-tradition
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Total £ spent on wedding gifts in 2018£530,805,600.00£2,400 (av. wedding gift list) X 221,169http://www.bridesmagazine.co.uk/planning/general/planning-service/2013/01/average-cost-of-wedding
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Total £ spent on honeymoons in 2018£802,834,470.00£3,360 X 221,169Hitched survey via: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/average-british-wedding-cost-uk-27000-hitched-venue-honeymoon-food-london-midlands-a7937551.html
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How many times total 2018 married couples would fill St. George's Chapel553 timesNumber of weddings X 2 = 442,338 newlyweds ÷ 800 seats in chapel = 553http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42156565
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Total £ spent on engagement rings in 2018£238,862,520Average spend on engagement rings (£1,080) x number of couples = £238,862,520https://uk.protectyourbubble.com/about-us/our-blog/blog/2017/04/25/how-much-uk-couples-are-spending-on-engagement-and-wedding-rings
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Cost of Meghan Markle's engagement ring£122,500Expert estimate https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/885845/Meghan-Markle-engagement-ring-value-Prince-Harry
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Total amount of champagne drunk5,520,379 bottles104 wedding guests x 180 (ml in a flute of champagne) = 18,720ml
18,720ml / 750 (ml in a bottle of champagne) = 24.96 bottles of champagne per wedding 24.96 X 221,169 = 5,520,378.24
Total number of guests: https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-planning/organising-and-planning/wedding-survey-2017_1383.htm
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Total amount of time spent doing make-up for wedding bridal partyTotal of 79 years in 2018 (187.5 mins per bridal group)(1 X bride at 75 minutes (average of 60-90) and 3 X bridesmaids at 37.5 minutes each (average of 30-45 minutes) 187.5 mins X 221,169 (no. weddings in 2018) = 41,469,187.5 minutes
41,469,187.5 / 60 (mins in an hour) = 691,153.125 hours
691,153.125 / 24 (hours in a day) = 28,798 days
28,798 / 365 (days in a year) = 78.87 years
Time to do bride's hair and makeup: https://www.brides.com/story/how-to-create-the-perfect-getting-ready-timeline Time to do bridemaid's hair and makeup: https://lover.ly/planning/news-tips/wedding-101/hair-and-makeup-timeline-scheduling-tips/
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Total number of wedding photos taken88,467,600 photos in 201850-100 photos an hour (400 day) 400 x 221,169 (no. weddings in 2018) = 88,467,600 photosNumber of photos on average per wedding: http://offbeatbride.com/wedding-photography-secrets/
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