Garden weddings are the most popular for Brits in 2021, survey reveals

01 Apr 2021

According to a study by Premier Polytunnels, garden weddings are the top choice for Brits marrying in 2021

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A study has found that more than half of the nation would be happy to go low key with their wedding plans and host a DIY wedding in their own back garden in 2021 following Covid.

Garden growing specialists, Premier Polytunnels, found that 56% of Brits would choose a garden wedding / reception with their friends and family for their big day. 

Following the backlog of weddings looming due to the effects of Covid and an estimated 400,000 weddings due to take place this year alone. The survey also found that 15% were more than ready to get back to celebrating weddings of any size - however, four-in-ten UK adults (41%) say they would be happy to attend a wedding party of 30 guests and below, which is well timed following the news that from June, weddings of 30 guests are more are anticipated to go ahead in England. 

Since the roadmap to recovery was unveiled by the UK government, venues up and down the country have seen a huge rise in demand as people try to reschedule their ceremonies, with some London venues said to be booked out until 2023 at the earliest.  

Several contributing factors which include the tight restrictions surrounding the number of guests, the waiting time for venues, as well as understandable anxieties when it comes to large gatherings; has sparked a peak in interest amongst UK couples in hosting their wedding closer to home.  

So much so, social media platform Pinterest has recently reported a 190% YOY increase in searches for “small back garden wedding” across the UK, USA and Brazil combined, as couples opt for a more intimate, DIY ceremony to help speed up their wedding date.  


Nearly a third of UK adults (29%) admitted they would welcome a smaller wedding as it would allow them to cut their guestlist down significantly, enabling them to cut out guests previously invited out of politeness. 

Deborah Wood, Company Director for Premier Polytunnels, said: “It’s lovely to see just how eager we are to get back to some sense or normality as soon as is safe to do so, especially when it comes to love  

“For those couples are eager to get their wedding plans under way as soon as possible, DIY weddings and polytunnels are an amazing solution which will allow you to hold a more intimate ceremony in the form of a less conventional but equally as magical back garden wedding reception and can be decorated beautifully to suit all tastes and themes.  

“They can even help you to cut costs down beyond the price of the venue, allowing you to grow your own flowers and produce ahead of the big day which will really help to put a more personal stamp on the celebrations.” 

Click here to read more and view the full report. 

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