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Why did people get married on Christmas Day or Boxing Day in 1800s? (UK)

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Re: Why did people get married on Christmas Day or Boxing Day in 1800s? (UK)

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 4:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
The thread's a bit old now but in case others stumble across it via Google I thought I ought to add the following.

In many cases it was a matter of financial circumstances. Working class families found it hard enough to find the money over the year to pay for a decent family get together meal at Christmas let alone fund another for a wedding so combining the two was a sensible way round the problem.

Source: my step mother whose parents married on Christmas day.
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