Wedding and Marriage Fun Facts:
- Enhanced likelihood of a golden wedding
- Spouses with identical residential addresses
- The day of the week on which couples marry
Enhanced likelihood of a golden wedding
Today's newly married couples can more than ever expect to celebrate
their silver and even golden wedding anniversaries. In comparison with
their counterparts at the turn of the century, the chances of joint
survival for 50 years for the typical bride and groom in 1995 were 3 1/4
times higher, despite increasing divorce rates and due in large part to
increasing longevity. Currently, the median age at marriage for brides
and grooms is at record high levels for both. In 1995 the median age at
first marriage for a bride was 24.5 years and was 26.9 years for the
groom--at the beginning of the century first marriage vows were spoken
at age 21.9 and 25.9 years, respectively. The probability of surviving
to have a silver wedding anniversary is extremely high. Of all newly
married couples who remain married, nearly 900 out of every 1,000 can
anticipate celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary together.
Spouses with identical residential addresses
before marriage: an indicator of pre-marital cohabitation.
There is good evidence that identical address marriages are likely
to be ones in which the couple premaritally cohabited. Recent evidence,
based on results from the General Household Survey, is also presented.
The article analyses the number and characteristics of identical address
marriages, both to provide new (proxy) information on pre-marital
cohabitation, and also to announce the publication of a new set of
tables on identical address marriages which will be included in the
Marriage and Divorce Statistics annual reference volume in future years.
Overall, six in every 10 couples marrying in 1994 gave identical
addresses. The pattern of variation of this proportion among different
subgroups of couples who married in 1994 is analyzed--according to: age
at marriage; the previous marital status of the partners before
marriage; the manner of solemnization of the marriage, and, for
religious weddings, by denomination; by day of the week; month of the
year, and by the county in which the wedding took place.
The day of the week on which couples marry.
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Saturday is the most popular day to marry: two thirds of all marriages
in England and Wales take place then. However, Saturday marriages are
not so popular as they were-in 1979, over three quarters of weddings
were solemnized on Saturdays. Civil marriages are seven times as likely
as religious marriages to take place during the week: the proportions
were one in 2, and one in 14, respectively, in 1994. Friday was the
relatively most frequent weekday. There was a small peak of weddings on
St Valentine's Day in 1994-which fell on a Monday-particularly amongst
couples both of whom were remarrying after divorce. The analyses in this
article are based on new data on marriages by day of the week in England
and Wales. These will be routinely published from 1994 onwards in the
ONS annual reference volumes Marriage and divorce statistics (FM2
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