Royal wedding tops list of nation’s favourite celebrity nuptials

10 May 2016

Us Brits love a celebrity wedding and it was William and Kate’s televised ceremony that topped the charts in a recent survey - which also highlighted changing behaviours in the nation's wedding wishes

The British public has voted Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding as their favourite celebrity wedding of all time.

Conducted by One4all, the Post Office gift card, the survey collated the views of 2,235 UK adults.

While William and Kate took the top spot, William’s parents – Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, closely followed in second position, favoured over A-list marriages such as that of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and the Beckhams.

  1. Prince Williams and Kate Middleton
  2. Prince Charles and Diana Spencer
  3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
  4. David Beckham and Victoria Adams
  5. Andy Murray and Kim Sears
  6. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
  7. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
  8. Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall
  9. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
  10. Peter Andre and Katie Price

The survey also revealed the interesting (and changing) behaviours of newly-married British couples, which appear more akin to William and Kate’s wedding wishes than the royal weddings that preceded them:

  • 70% of UK newlyweds are opting for a delayed honeymoon break; the royal couple chose not to honeymoon immediately after their big day
  • 58% of married adults said they don’t expect guests who don’t attend the wedding to send a gift at all; William and Kate requested that those who did not attend the wedding to not send gifts and instead make charitable donations, should they so wish. Charles and Diana received a staggering 6,000 wedding gifts from members of the public
  • Of the gifts they received, 1 in 5 said contributions to homewares or a house deposit were the gifts they appreciated the most; royal experts have claimed that homewares were high on William and Kate’s wishlist
  • 55% said they wouldn’t want guests uploading images to social media on the day of the wedding, with 28% preferring for guests to wait until the professional photos had been released; William and his wife put a strict ban on live tweeting and social sharing during the ceremony

Aoife Davey, marketing manager at One4all Gift Cards, said, “It’s been five years since 2 billion people tuned in to see Prince William marry Kate Middleton, and although a royal wedding is far from reality for most, it’s refreshing to see that aspirational couples are building in the more modest, traditional aspects from royal weddings rather than the decadence of A-list nuptials and applying it to their own special day.”

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