eBay reveals spending habits of brides-to-be

27 Sep 2016

Celebrating its 21st birthday, eBay has revealed how Brits are spending on the site and in particular, brides-to-be

To mark its 21st birthday, eBay has released its UK Retail Report which has revealed interesting insight into the buying habits of brides-to-be for 2016.

The report suggests that on average Brits spend more than a year planning a wedding, while the 1st January is the most popular time of year for eBay users to start - beginning with wedding invitations.

As expected, dresses are of high priority for prospective brides, with the most popular time of year to trawl eBay's 30,000 wedding dress listings being January and February. EBay has reported 1.7million searches for wedding dresses during these months, followed by a surge in shoe searches for March. 

Mothers of the bride are also using the auction site to plan their outfit for the big day; 300,000 outfit searches were reported for April, while hat searches peaked in May. Groom-related searches were at their highest in June.

The growing popularity in festival weddings is also reflected in the findings, as 300,000 bunting related items were sold in the last three months.

Read the full UK Retail Report here.

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