The number of marriages registered in Lithuania in 2014 went up by 1,500 from the year before, with more couples deciding to wed outside civil registry offices, shows statistics published by the Justice Ministry on the eve of Valentine's Day.
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In 2014, 22,908 marriages were registered in Lithuania, as compared with 21,349 in 2013. The bulk of the marriages (nearly 14,000) were concluded in civil registry offices, presentable locations or places of the newlyweds' choice. The remaining marriages took place in churches (over 6,300) or abroad (over 2,700) and later included into the books.

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