Wedding Facts, Figures & Headlines

I grabbed this article from a website…fun facts for brides!

Wedding Stats

USA Statistics:

  • approx. 2.3 million couples wed every year in the US. That breaks down to nearly 6,200 weddings a day
  • the average age of a bride in the US is 25-27
  • the average age of a groom is 26-28
  • the average number of guests invited to a wedding is 178
  • one-third of those getting married each year have been married before
  • more than 115,000 weddings are performed in Las Vegas every year
  • more than 20,000 weddings are performed in Hawaii every year
  • the average wedding has 175 guests (invited)
  • a recent study indicates 1/2 of all brides will use a wedding consultant or wedding day coordinator
  • 80 percent of weddings are performed in churches or synagogues
  • the top wedding city in the world is Istanbul, Turkey with 166,000 for the year
  • Las Vegas, Nevada is in second place with 114,000 weddings

Money

  • $72 billion per year is spent on weddings• the average wedding budget is $20,000
  • the average household income of a newly married couple is $55,000/annually
  • $1,016 is the average cost of wedding rings for the bride and groom
  • approx. $40 BILLION is spent on weddings every year in the U.S. (There are many who think this is closer to $60-70 billion a year)
  • a couple will spend an average of $$3,600-3,800 for their honeymoon
  • the bride and groom pay for themselves approx 30% of the time and the bride’s parents pay about 17 percent of the time.  The rest of the time, costs are covered by a variety of sources..
  • $19 billion per year is spent on wedding gift registries
  • $8 billion per year is spent on honeymoons
  • over  91 percent of all to-be-weds register for gifts. The couple receives gifts from an average of 200 guests
  • most wedding guests spend between $70 and $100 on a gift

Timing

  • January Weddings – 4.7%
  • February Weddings – 7.0%
  • March Weddings – 6.1%
  • April Weddings – 7.4%
  • May Weddings – 9.8%
  • June Weddings – 10.8%
  • July Weddings – 9.7%
  • August Weddings – 10.2%
  • September Weddings – 9.6%
  • October Weddings – 9.4%
  • November Weddings – 7.4%
  • December Weddings – 7.8%

Honeymoons

  • 99 percent of newlyweds take a honeymoon
  • the average couple will spend three times more on their honeymoon than a regular vacation
  • 40 percent of honeymooners will travel within the United States, about 60 percent will travel to a foreign country
  • honeymoons usually last 7 to 9 days
  • the most popular destinations are Las Vegas, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Jamaica
  • 35 percent of brides and grooms have a valid passport

Sources


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