London - It is supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, but for most couples it does not have the perfect ending.
For the majority fail to consummate their marriage on their wedding night, a survey shows. And the most frequent reason is that the groom was too drunk to make love.
The bride falling asleep and arguments during the reception were also blamed for couples not having sex on their first night as man and wife.
The poll questioned 2 138 people who married in the past three years. More than half – 52 percent – admitted to not making love on their wedding night and 17 percent waited for more than three days after the ceremony.
Of those who did not consummate their marriage on their wedding night, 24 percent said it was because the groom was too drunk. For 16 percent it was because the bride was too tired and fell asleep and for 13 percent it was because the bride was too drunk. In four percent of cases it was the groom who fell asleep.
Eleven percent said it was because they had their children to look after, and nine percent admitted that they had had an argument before the wedding reception ended.
In another nine percent of cases, the couples spent their wedding night travelling to their honeymoon destination, while seven percent stayed up all night partying with guests.
George Charles, marketing director of Voucher Codes Pro, which commissioned the survey, said: “Wedding night sex for married couples is no longer a huge factor.
“It may be that the stress and pressure of organising a wedding takes the main priority, especially considering such a large proportion of couples have been living together for years.” - Daily Mail