Published On: Wed, Jul 17th, 2019

Mercure give one married couple the chance to win ‘Wedding re-do’ worth £10,000 | Personal Finance | Finance


Half of married Brits would love to ‘remake’ their wedding and walk down the aisle again if they had the chance – but not all want to relive the joys of their ‘big day’, a study has found.

Of those who want to give their wedding day a re-run, 46 per cent simply want to do things differently but one in five went as far as to say they have regrets about how things went the first time around. 

One in seven feel their current financial position means they would be able to have a better crack at their dream wedding now than their actual nuptial ceremony. 

A confident 18 per cent think they would be a more striking bride or groom now than they were when they originally strode down the aisle.

And an honest 16 per cent admitted if they were to do it all over again, they would be meeting someone else at the altar instead of their original partner.

The study, commissioned by Mercure, found the the venue is the most common aspect of the wedding married Brits would like to change, while 12 per cent would wear a different wedding dress down the aisle.

Another one in eight want to do it all over again so their new friends can celebrate with them.

Charlotte Hill, wedding planner at Mercure, which is giving one married couple the opportunity to win a ‘Wedding Re-Do’, said: “Regardless of time, finances and good will, the pressure and complexity of having the perfect wedding can mean our big day doesn’t go exactly how we’d like.

“Be it that they didn’t have a big budget or family dramas got in the way, it’s unsurprising that nearly half of married Brits would like the opportunity to re-do the event knowing what they know now.” 

The study also found despite these minor regrets, one in 10 find memories of ‘the best day of their lives’ popping into their heads every few weeks. 

If they were offered a chance to give their wedding day another go, a quarter would take the celebrations abroad.

One in five would choose one of their favourite locations in the UK, and 12 per cent would find a hotel to host them. 

But a third feel they were too young when they got married and were too easily influenced by others about how their wedding day should go.

And over half said they would want to be in complete control of proceedings if they were given a second chance at their wedding day. 

Despite this, 53 per cent enjoyed planning their wedding day, and 46 per cent claimed they didn’t find the experience stressful.

It also emerged one in seven of the married Brits polled in the survey, conducted by OnePoll.com, plan to renew their wedding vows in the future.

Of these, 59 per cent want to hold the ceremony to celebrate the life they have had together, and 47 per cent think it will remind them why they married their partner in the first place.

Mercure are giving one married couple the opportunity to win a Wedding Re-Do worth £10,000.

Visit www.facebook.com/mercurehotelsuk/ for more a chance to win.

TOP 10 THINGS MARRIED BRITS WOULD CHANGE ABOUT THEIR WEDDING

1. The wedding venue

2. I’d invite all my current friends, as I wish they had been there to celebrate my nuptials

3. The style of the wedding dress

4. I’d keep things simple and classy

5. Try to stress less about how perfect everything had to be

6. The bridesmaid or best man

7. The bride’s hairstyle

8. I’d ignore advice from the mother-in-law / my mum

9. I’d hire someone to do my hair and make up

10. Ask for money rather than gifts



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