Family development aimed at improving in Sweden as many people get marriedThursday, 14 July 2011
Most Swedes are choosing civil marriage ceremonies today than in any time in the history of the country.
In many places in the country, people choose to get fully married rather that living as girlfriend - boyfriend as before.
A typical example is in places such as the town hall in Bor�s, where bookings for the summer marriage occasions have been unusually numerous and it is expected a record number of weddings will take place this year.
“We had a total of 270 weddings last year, and there will be more this year. I think it will end up somewhere around 300 this year,” says Mona Samuelsson, who is responsible for wedding bookings to radio Sweden.
Last year, 102 000 people in Sweden got married, which is a record, and the vast majority of marriages took place within the bourgeois class. In 2010 only 36 percent of the marriages were carried out in church, which is four percent less than the year before.
One reason for this may be that more people are exiting the church of Sweden which is supposed to be the national state spiritual organisation. Since 2000, membership in the organisation has declined by about one percent each year.
Another reason for marriages taking place out of the church could also be that those getting married are not Christians and tend to choose non Christian ceremonies which are also very simple and straight forward.
The reason that more people are getting married according to Mona Samuelsson could be due to that it is legally most convenient.
“It's very common for couples who have been cohabiting for years to think it's time to get married because it is legally more secure to be married than cohabiting.”
By Scancomark.se Team