2020 wedding cancellations result in woman being able to afford a house

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As a result of Covid-19, young people all over the UK have found themselves with the perfect excuse not to don a ‘Bride Tribe’ swimming costume and take four dozen selfies next to a questionably sanitary swimming pool.

The pandemic has also seen the cancellation of most weddings, meaning that thousands of young people aged 26-34 are now able to use the money they’re not spending attending such gatherings to buy houses. This is rather than spending 80% of their annual income travelling back and forth across the country to watch someone with whom they used to take meow-meow at university, telling a shiny-suited estate agent that they’re so lucky to be ‘marrying their best friend’.

Claudia, a 29-year-old marketing executive told reporters, “Most summers I spend between £15,000 and £18,000 on attending weddings of people that are technically my friends, but aren’t exactly my inner-circle.

“I’ve stayed at every Bed and Breakfast in the home counties, and there’s not a ‘unique take’ on the wedding vows I haven’t heard at least twice.

“But this year I’ve not attended a single one, and the money I’ve saved has gone towards a deposit on my first home.  Which is fortunate, as I was running out of room to store all the floral printed summer dresses I’ve worn precisely once to a wedding in the last three years.”

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However, it’s not all good news. Experts are predicting that next year, due to all the rescheduled weddings, and those nuptials originally planned for 2021, we may be facing a shortage of headbands, Ghost bridesmaids dresses, and prettily labelled Cava.