For example, did you know that the average engagement time is 17 months? Or that 15% of brides will plan their wedding using a wedding planner? Or that average cost for all wedding attire is $2,608?
She also found some other interesting facts and statistics while doing research for this blog:
-Weddings in Iowa and Nebraska are the biggest, averaging 200 guests
-"Lady in Red" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" are two of the most popular first dances
-Most brides have one item that they've made themselves, usually programs, favors, or escort cards.
-One-third of those getting married each year have been married before
-91% of brides register for gifts
-Most wedding guests spend betwenn $70-$100 on a gift
-June is the most popular month for weddings, followed by August then September then October
-The top wedding city is Istanbul, Turkey with an average of 166,000 a year. Las Vegas, Nevada is second with an average of 114,000 a year
-The most popular honeymoon destinations are Las Vegas, Hawaii, The Caribbean, and Jamaica
-15% of proposals occur in Decemeber
-99% of newlyweds will go on a honeymoon
-Roughly $40 billion is spent on weddings every year in the U.S.
-About half of all brides will use a wedding consultant or day of coordinator
-The average household income of a newlywed couple is $55,000/year
Here's a graph that shows the breakdown of the average wedding expenses: