Here's how many Irish couples actually have sex on their wedding night 2 years ago

Here's how many Irish couples actually have sex on their wedding night

After seeing the last of your guests off in the residents' bar and crawling into bed at 4am, sex is probably the last thing on your mind.

That's the picture that a new survey of bridal couples in Ireland paints anyway.

Most couples eschew tradition and don't get intimate on their wedding night, the research has revealed.

Just over a third of newlyweds (37 per cent) said they had sex the night they got married.

Meanwhile, 56 per cent of couples said they had their speeches before the meal but just 45 per cent held their reception in a hotel.

The average number of guests to have at an Irish wedding is 170 and most Irish couples (81 per cent) don't take out wedding insurance.

Here's how many Irish couples actually have sex on their wedding night

The biggest regret for couples was not having a videographer there on the day - 41 per cent didn't pay for one and most of these couples regretted it.

These figures come from Confetti's 2018 wedding survey.

It also revealed that the average time spent planning a wedding in Ireland is 20 months while the average age of a bride in Ireland is 31.

As well as how we do weddings in Ireland, the research shed light on how much a wedding in Ireland costs - and no surprise, it's a lot.

Couples planning on tying the knot budget €25,000 on average for their big day, though 35 per cent of respondents admitted to going over this amount.

The costliest part of a wedding in Ireland is the venue (€12,258 on average), followed by the band (€1,969), dress (€1,697), photographer (€1,615) and videographer (€1,207).