Average age for UK women to marry hits 30 for first time
Summary of story from Marie Claire, March 31, 2011.
The typical first-time bride is now 30 years old, compared to 25 in 1991 and a youthful 23 back in 1981 when the last major royal wedding took place, according to official figures.
In contrast to Lady Diana Spencer, who was just 20 years old when she married Prince Charles, Kate Middleton will be 29 in her forthcoming royal wedding to Prince William next month.
“There is evidence that couples are setting themselves a ‘to-do list’ before getting married – perhaps buying a house, getting the perfect job or buying the dream car,” said Jenny North from the counseling charity, Relate.
“As money gets tighter, these things get harder to achieve, and we could see less couples tying the not as a result,” she added.