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The days of asking a fathers permission to marry their daughter are over

Astonishingly only one in six women believe that their boyfriend should gain permission from their father before they propose. Research was conducted by high street jewellers, H Samuel. Results from the study showed that men are twice as likely to keep up the tradition. 8 in 10 girls said it is not necessary to ask their fathers for permission. The study also reveals that women are just as likely to propose to their man. Gone are the days of tradition and welcome the new modern couple!

The most popular day of the year to propose to your loved one is still Valentines Day – 14th February. Six in ten women and four in ten men said that they would choose this day.

Perceptions varied when they were asked the best age to get wed. Londoners unsurprisingly said 30 was the best age, whereas Scots said between 21-26 and surprisingly 1 in 3 Brits said that early to mid 20s was the ultimate best age to get married. One in two people believe that the ideal place to propose is over a meal. Other places that topped the poll to propose were, at a first meeting place, on an exotic holiday or simply at home.

The most popular rings are understated, simple and classic. Londoners said that size does matter and said the bigger the rock, the better the ring. Even though celebrities and catwalks are supporting the vintage look, only 14% want a vintage style engagement ring. A spokesman for H Samuel said “It seems that some romantic traditions are being ditched in 21st century Briton because of equality between men and women, but new trends are being created. We’re not more likely to see ladies on bended knee than men. We see that most couple are judging their own perfect style of engagement, without following age-old traditions and managing not to offend their partner or their in-laws to be.”

However you decide to get engaged make sure that the first thing that you cross off your list is taking out wedding insurance. As soon as you put down deposits you should make sure that you have wedding insurance in place in order to protect all of your supplier deposits. To take out instant insurance cover or to find out more information visit www.eandl.co.uk/wedding.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1250085/Your-daughters-hand-marriage-ill-granted.html, 11th February 2010

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