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Credit crunch results in wedding cutbacks

The credit crunch is forcing many British couples to reduce outgoings and cut back on luxury buys - and even wedding plans are being hit by the downturn.

According to the Daily Mail, newlyweds across the country are being forced to hold back on traditional wedding practices as they seek to slash the cost of their big day.

One in five couples polled by JPDiamonds are choosing to do without a honeymoon abroad, with many plumping instead for a UK break and some unable to afford a holiday at all.

Meanwhile, traditional features such as balloons, flowers and champagne are also going out the window in light of increased financial pressure, while the offer of a free bar is becoming increasingly rare.

Almost 40 per cent of grooms are having to ditch plans to walk down the aisle in handmade tailored suits, but the survey offered no mention of whether funds would stretch to cover the traditional stag night.

Those looking to celebrate their last few days of freedom without breaking the bank could still find a number of appropriate locations across the UK.

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