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High House Prices Are Undermining Marriage Because People Can't Afford A Home And A Wedding

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A high court judge said today soaring house prices are undermining marriage because couples can't afford to buy a house and pay for a wedding.

Sir Paul Coleridge claimed many people put off getting married because until they cannot afford to buy a property together as well.

Instead they settle for other arrangements such as living together and are more prone to break-ups.

A conference tomorrow organised by the Marriage Foundation - which was set up by Sir Paul - will discuss a new survey which found that although most people want to get married, nearly one in five London couples say they have yet to do so because they cannot afford to buy a home.

A large proportion also said that getting married was 'too expensive'.

Someone reading HPC on the bench?

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Weddings need cost hardly anything. The fees for a marriage ceremony at our local register office are £119.

You don't have to have a party. Or you can have a cheap party. (Like we did.)

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Comment on Jeremy Vine's show today:

Bride at wedding said they'd got a loan of £7000 for the wedding, £5000 for the honeymoon, and the bank had given them an overdraft to cover the total sum so they were starting out on married life without debt.

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Comment on Jeremy Vine's show today:

Bride at wedding said they'd got a loan of £7000 for the wedding, £5000 for the honeymoon, and the bank had given them an overdraft to cover the total sum so they were starting out on married life without debt.

Feck, they wouldn't allow reckless borrowing like that that here. Really! They have clamped right down here, you couldn't even MEW 15k for a car if you had 200k equity.

We are getting married back in the UK this year, total cost will be around £2000 (est) and that will be a great reception for around 50 people and includes a good live band (£600).

The OH is on eBay now looking at wedding dresses for (£50). We are getting local cider from the farm (£80), drink all you like and hog roast (£150).

The venue is a bargain at around £150 for the barn, some jokers wanted thousands to hire a barn for the evening.

Come to think of it, we have been together 10 years now and will be buying a home this year for cash. It has been a long journey, but worthwhile.

Edited by Gone to Ireland.

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A high court judge said today soaring house prices are undermining marriage because couples can't afford to buy a house and pay for a wedding

You don't say :rolleyes:

As usual well behind the times and out of touch and probably by quite a few decades as well.

Oh yeah they can borrow to "afford" it :rolleyes:

Edited by billybong

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Feck, they wouldn't allow reckless borrowing like that that here. Really! They have clamped right down here, you couldn't even MEW 15k for a car if you had 200k equity.

We are getting married back in the UK this year, total cost will be around £2000 (est) and that will be a great reception for around 50 people and includes a good live band (£600).

The OH is on eBay now looking at wedding dresses for (£50). We are getting local cider from the farm (£80), drink all you like and hog roast (£150).

The venue is a bargain at around £150 for the barn, some jokers wanted thousands to hire a barn for the evening.

Come to think of it, we have been together 10 years now and will be buying a home this year for cash. It has been a long journey, but worthwhile.

Hog roast - sounds like a good party. Best of luck.

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Feck, they wouldn't allow reckless borrowing like that that here. Really! They have clamped right down here, you couldn't even MEW 15k for a car if you had 200k equity.

We are getting married back in the UK this year, total cost will be around £2000 (est) and that will be a great reception for around 50 people and includes a good live band (£600).

The OH is on eBay now looking at wedding dresses for (£50). We are getting local cider from the farm (£80), drink all you like and hog roast (£150).

The venue is a bargain at around £150 for the barn, some jokers wanted thousands to hire a barn for the evening.

Come to think of it, we have been together 10 years now and will be buying a home this year for cash. It has been a long journey, but worthwhile.

Many congrats gti! Something else to celebrate- I reckon your tag line about the London top is about to become true thanks to today's mansion tax announcement. :)

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Weddings need cost hardly anything. The fees for a marriage ceremony at our local register office are £119.

You don't have to have a party. Or you can have a cheap party. (Like we did.)

Quite......who is there to impress, the people that truly matter have no need to be impressed...... ;)

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Hog roast - sounds like a good party. Best of luck.

yeah, 12 ft long hogs are very cheap these days I hear.

Edited by Bloo Loo

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A generation of young men saved from ex-wives and divorce lawyers.

Rejoice!

Good point, that really is something for the legal system to worry about.

Having said that, plain obvious that the scale and extent of distortions are going to have even more negative consequences than they already have.

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Good point, that really is something for the legal system to worry about.

Having said that, plain obvious that the scale and extent of distortions are going to have even more negative consequences than they already have.

Agree.

Lawyers being lawyers they'll change the system such that having talked to a woman, say, 3 times in a bar will require one having to hand over one's house and half one's pension 40 years later.

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Congratulations to the posters that had inexpensive weddings. I've noticed over the last 30 years that the marriages of my friends who had such weddings are still going strong,but the Bridezilla couples' marriages imploded within five years.

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Congratulations to the posters that had inexpensive weddings. I've noticed over the last 30 years that the marriages of my friends who had such weddings are still going strong,but the Bridezilla couples' marriages imploded within five years.

Could that be a matter of emphasis? Attitude 1: You get married because you like the partner and do the wedding because you or your family are religious/traditional; what matters is the relationship. Attitude 2: You get married 'cos you're making a big statement; what matters is the ceremony.

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