Saturday, November 10, 2007

Fun Facts - Installment 1

We found these wedding statistics to be pretty interesting and we think you will too! I would have expected more people to get hitched in Vegas though. We seem to work with quite a few Vegas weddings, so this number was shockingly less that I imagined. I would love to see an overall"destination wedding" statistic. Anyone?

  • There are somewhere around 2.5 million weddings every year in the United States.
  • June is the most popular month for weddings, then August, followed by September and October.
  • The average budget for a wedding is estimated to be $20,000.
  • So... about $40 BILLION is spent on weddings every year in the U.S.
  • There are a few people around who believe this number is as high as $70 BILLION a year.
  • A couple will spend an average of $3,800 for their honeymoon.
  • 99% of newly married couples will plan and take a honeymoon.
  • Couples are waiting longer to get married.
  • The average age of the first time bride is 26, the first time groom 28.
  • The average household income of a newly married couple is $55,000/annually.
  • 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.

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