These amazing wedding statistics will blow your mind!!!

May 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Okay, so as part of running my photography business, I subscribe to and/or obtain all sorts of information relating to the "business of weddings" and I recently received some fascinating statistics that I found to be really interesting! I may post some here or there over the coming weeks, but I want to post a few of them right now today, so what better place than my blog, right?

All of these statistics are for the year 2016...

  • Average Wedding Cost: $35,329 (excludes honeymoon) (up from $32,641 in 2015)
  • Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan, $78,464 average spend
  • Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (15%)
  • Popular Wedding Colors: Dark blue (29%), gold (28%) and light pink (28%)
  • Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29 ; Groom, 31
  • Average Spent on a Wedding Dress: $1,564
  • Average Number of Guests: 141

Another fact I learned is that brides and grooms are concentrating more on the "guest experience" than before, and so the amount of $$$ spent per guest has gone up, while the number of guests invited has gone down.

Oh, and here's one that is personally interesting to me - the average amount of $$$ spent on wedding photography is $2783! I'm curious to know from my own couples if that seems high or low, or just about right? If you have an opinion on that one, or on any other stat that I provided, I would love to hear from you!

Okay, so I'm off for now but because these kinds of statistics are really entertaining to me, I'm sure I'll do another post soon with many more!





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