66% of Brits Not Willing to Travel More Than Three Hours for a Wedding
• August is the most popular month for a UK wedding
• 1 in 3 Brits considers travel time as a key factor for RSVP
• Less than half would travel three hours for their child’s wedding
New research commissioned by HolidayAutos has looked at wedding travel trends in the UK. August is the most popular month in the UK for weddings as we chase a sun-kissed day, with two in three UK weddings taking place in the height of summer. But attending a wedding takes considerable time, including travel and days off work which can be off-putting to guests.
According to the research, almost a third (30%) of those asked said that travel time was a factor when considering whether to attend a wedding. One in four (23%) Brits would turn down a wedding invite if the location is difficult to reach, and 16% said they often simply don’t have transportation. Travel is such a consideration, in fact, that only 51% of those asked said they would travel three hours to attend the wedding of their sibling and even less (49%) would travel three hours for their child’s wedding.
So, how can we Brits make the long wedding journey worth it? According to travel experts, the solution is to expand it and turn it into a “staycation”. Holidaying in the UK is a great way to discover what the local area has to offer and give yourself a well-deserved break. In fact, 45% of those asked in the survey said they would consider visiting a local beach or holiday spot as part of their trip, and 41% said they would visit a local heritage site or area of outstanding beauty.
Lauren Gourley, Head of Brands for HolidayAutos highlights top car hire tips to make wedding travel simple.
“Having your own vehicle will allow you to travel more comfortably and get directly to the venue – as long as there is a road, you can get there. When hiring a car, you can opt for more space in a larger vehicle, which helps with keeping your Sunday best wrinkle-free. Plus, car hire gives you the freedom to do what you want, when you want, so you can change the obligation of a wedding into the fun of a staycation”.
So next time you receive an invitation for a wedding taking place far from home, seize the opportunity and indulge yourself with some sightseeing and adventures.
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The data gathered through vital research, who interviewed 2,029 UK adults between 12th and 17th July 2018. Further data is available on request, subject to review.
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