Scale back the wedding, we need a mortgage

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Britons are shunning big white weddings in a bid to get on the property ladder, new research from Barclays has revealed. 52 per cent of Britons – more than half the UK population – would choose to put their savings towards a deposit for a property – proving that home really is where the heart is.

Marriages are in the minority with just one in ten (12 per cent) opting for wedding bells over their own doorbell.

Perhaps most surprisingly, the wedding charge is led by men with almost twice as many men choosing marriage over bricks and mortar than women (16 per cent versus nine per cent).


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