Wedding Statistics

Wedding Statistics

Wedding Statistics

So you are getting married, and you are looking for wedding statistics. What is the average cost of a wedding? What is the average cost of a wedding reception?

  • *$ 32 billion Amount of retail sales generated annually by the wedding market.
  • * Cost of a wedding, on average: $ 16,485.
  • * Wedding-related purchases of furnishings and household equipment: $ 7.8 billion in retail sales each year.
  • * Engagements last an average of 12.1 months.
  • *24.5 years Median age for first-time brides. (For grooms, it’s 26.5 years).
  • * 8 days, $ 2,964 That’s how long the honeymoon lasts and how much it costs on average in the continental U.S. Going elsewhere? Add $ 504.)

A few other average costs:

  • Engagement ring: $ 2,807.
  • Wedding dress: $ 725.
  • Limousine: $ 192.
  • Groom’s Formal wear (rented): $ 77.
  • Wedding reception: $ 5,957.

To have and to hold The 2.3 million brides saying “I do” this year will be part of a $ 32 billion wedding industry. Here are some average figures, according to Bride’s Magazine, a part of that industry: THE HAPPY COUPLE Median age at first-time marriage:

  • Brides: 24.5 years
  • Grooms: 26.5 years
  • SETTING THE DATE Engagements last an average of: 12 months
  • Weddings bells ring: In June, July, August for one-third of all marriages
  • Average wedding: $ 16,485
  • Honeymoon: 8 days, $ 2,964

*Average amount spent on wedding related costs

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