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Revealed: What was most popular day to get married in Northern Ireland in 2016?

By Claire Williamson

What was the most popular day to get married in Northern Ireland this year?

There was a total of 8,306 marriages and 84 civil partnerships registered last year equivalent to roughly one every hour.

August was the most popular month for weddings in 2016 with Saturday August 6 being the most popular day.

In 2015 Saturday September 5 was the most popular day.

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However there were 2,572 divorces and 8 civil partnership dissolutions granted in 2016 with non-cohabitation remaining the most frequently recorded reason for separation.

Both men and women are waiting on average six years longer to tie the knot than was the case thirty years ago, with the average ages of first time brides and grooms now being 30 and 32 years respectively.

The findings were released in figures compiled by the Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).

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