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The golden age for Newcastle weddings: 25 years old

THE GOLDEN AGE FOR NEWCASTLE WEDDINGS: 25 YEARS OLD: Image 1 If you're 25 and live in Newcastle, the chances are you have been to a wedding this year as a recent report has found that it's at this age you attend the most.

A study, by One4all Gift Cards has found that 25-year-olds have on average four weddings a year to attend, forking out on average £2,076 to celebrate friend's nuptials each year.

The average budget for a wedding gift in Newcastle was revealed at £37, with 69% of wedding guests spending up to £50 on a gift for the happy couple.

The research found that 31% of generous gifters spend over £50 whilst 18% confessed to giving no gift at all.

15% of Newcastle adults polled said the cost of a wedding can escalate with 13% claiming that attending a wedding is just too expensive.

One in 10 Newcastle respondents (10%) admitted to having to make sacrifices to afford wedding attendance, with 5% forgoing their annual holiday and 3% even turning down other social occasions in a bid to celebrate nuptials.

May, June and July were found to be the most popular months for weddings in Newcastle, while January, October and December were found to be the least popular for tying the knot.

Aoife Davey, group marketing manager at One4all Gift Cards, commented: "Wedding invitations often seem to come in twos or threes and it's interesting to see that it's those aged 25 who receive the most.

"This research demonstrates just how much time and money celebrating your loved ones nuptials can take, particularly with the majority of celebrations taking place over the summer months.

"Despite this, it's wonderful to see how many of us are so generous when it comes to gifting the happy couple. It can be tricky to think of original gifts the newlyweds will truly appreciate, particularly when you have a number of weddings in close succession. Which is why the One4all Gift Card is the perfect wedding gift allowing the pair to choose a gift they really need or want as they embark on married life together."

The One4all Gift Card can be spent in more than 55,000 outlets across the UK and is available to buy from Post Offices nationwide and online at www.one4all.com

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