August 8 is this year’s most popular wedding day, according to Finland’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Many couples want their special day to coincide with a memorable date.
The long-time favourite day to tie the knot, July 7, fell on a Tuesday this year. However June 6 and August 8 were both Saturdays, which made the dates wildly popular with couples. July and August are typical wedding months in Finland. August is becoming an increasingly popular wedding month for those favouring end of summer celebrations.
Today, a growing number of Finnish couples are getting married abroad, with some couples choosing to fly their guests in to foreign venues. Popular wedding destinations include the United States, Spain and Thailand.
Couples getting hitched closer to home are also putting their own spin on traditional church weddings. More and more people are personalising weddings by saying their “I do’s” at home, in gardens and even in the middle of nature.
An emerging trend among young adults today is to roll the christening of their children and their own wedding into one big ceremony.