This is the moment when we are most likely to cry during a wedding


Weddings are pretty emotional business - from the touching speeches to the first dance, there are many opportunities to cry (with happiness, hopefully).

But have you ever wondered when we're most likely to grab the tissues?

Wedding insurance provider Protectivity surveyed 1,000 people in the UK to find out which moments cause us to well up during a wedding.

According to the research it's not watching the happy couple saying 'I do', with 37.72% of participants admitting they get emotional when they see a long-lost friend or relative.

But the ceremony does get us tearing up, with 36.03% crying during the exchanging of vows and 35.73% getting emotional when the bride walks up the aisle.

There are moments that aren't grabbing our attention, however, with 31.74% of those involved in the study admitting that they check their phones most due to boredom during the evening entertainment and 28.34% during the meal.

Sean Walsh, Marketing Manager from Protectivity Insurance said: 'It’s clear to see that people in the UK love a wedding - from seeing long-lost friends and relatives to sharing the experience with others on social media, we love to get involved in our loved ones’ special day.

'With a huge amount of time and money going into the big day it is interesting to see that the most emotional moment of the day has nothing to do with the bride or groom directly, but reuniting with that long-lost friend or relative. But, with all the love in the air, who can blame them!'


Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.