It is a lovely thing that so many people enjoy giving gifts to couples who are getting married. Of course, traditionally it would be the first time that couple would have lived together. They would usually be young and would need all the help they could get, so bedsheets and crockery were essential presents so that they had something to sleep under and eat off of. The modern bride and groom, however, are in a quite different state. The average age for a UK bride is 30; for a groom it’s 32. Marriage is likely to come after one or both parties have studied and established themselves within successful careers and one they have already lived together for a number of years, possibly in a house that they both own.