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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Interesting Wedding Statistics

Liz  found this really interesting website that shows wedding statistics. Take a look here:

http://www.bridalassociationofamerica.com/Wedding_Statistics/


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:






 
Top 20 Items For Today's Wedding And Special Events (Infographic)
Sources:

http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-12-wedding-statistics-thatll-surprise-you/

http://www.soundvision.com/info/weddings/statistics.asp

http://www.usawedlink.com/weddingstatistics.html


Graph:

http://bradyoshiro.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/wedding_stats.jpg

~Liz

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