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It's doorbells over wedding bells - survey.

PEOPLE in Wales are shunning big white weddings in a bid to get on the property ladder, according to new research. The research from Barclays revealed that 48% - nearly half of the Welsh population - would choose to put their savings towards a deposit for a property. Marriages are in the minority with just one in ten (9%) opting for wedding bells over their own doorbell. With the cost of a wedding averaging PS20,000, the findings reveal that (7%) of Welsh consumers have decided to downsize the scale of their nuptials or delay them altogether in an effort to save for a property purchase. So daunting is the prospect for many that 4% would consider asking guests for a monetary contribution towards the cost of their wedding instead of a traditional gift if they were looking to tighten the purse strings.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 3, 2012
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