26/07/2012 13:51 BST | Updated 26/07/2012 14:51 BST

One In Five Couples Marry Abroad (QUIZ Could A Foreign Wedding Work For You?)

Yes, it might have been fine to get married this week, with the sun blazing down. But what about in awful April, murky May or just-depressing June?

According to research by MINTEL, one in five couples get married abroad, commonly citing the weather as a major trigger to booking those flights.

But who are these savvy lovebirds? If you thought you're not the 'wedding abroad' type, you might be surprised to find out who is...

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Destination website analysed 13,000 of its site users this month, to find out typically who is planning to tie the knot, out of the country.

Co-founder Steph Bishop said, in a statement: “Typically, 62% of our visitors are woman aged between 25-34, hoping to combine their wedding with exploring a part of the world, they have never travelled to before.

“In terms of earnings, 70% have a salary of between £30-50k per annum, and 60% do not have children.

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"A high percentage of users have been to university at 58%, and most organise their wedding in the evenings from their home computer at 83%. In terms of planning, 93% of users book their wedding abroad one year in advance.

“Regarding wedding budget, there is no strong trend amongst our site users. However the majority of the destination weddings being currently planned through our partners will, in total, cost less than £20,000. We found that 29% of couples are planning to spend £5,000 or under, 36% will spend £10,000 or under, and 36% will spend £20,000 or under, on marrying abroad,” says Bishop.

Lastly, 10% of the total number of weddings being booked away from home, are second marriages according to

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“For a few years now, we have experienced a trend of couples wanting a second wedding to be completely different to their first – in terms of location and ceremony.

"Hence, opting to wed on a tropical beach, snow-capped mountain or in a famous city overseas can have great appeal,” says Bishop.

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