London, Oct 10 IANS | 2 years ago

The wedding night is not necessarily the night when most newlyweds consummate their relationship as grooms are either too drunk or brides too tired.

In a new poll of 2,128 newlyweds, over half the respondents have inducated that they don't end up having sex on their wedding night, and mostly because the groom is too drunk to make love. Sometimes, even the bride is high on alcohol, reports

George Charles, marketing director of Voucher Codes Pro, which commissioned the survey, said: "The emphasis of 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."

As per the survey, 52 percent of respondents admitted to not making love on their wedding night and 17 per cent waited for more than three days after the ceremony.

The reason, as 24 percent of the respondents pointed out, was because the groom was too drunk. For 16 per cent, it was because the bride was too tired and fell asleep, and for 13 per cent it was because the bride was too drunk. In four percent of cases, it was the groom who fell asleep.

Around 11 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.

(Posted on 10-10-2013)