Ok, so you want some Wedding
statistics? Let's start with some interesting Engagement ones
since your probably still in that stage...
Association of Wedding Ministers
average American engagement is 16 months.
- June is
the most popular month for weddings, then August, followed by
September October and May
year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the
Wedding Industry is a 50 billion dollar a year industry
age for first-time brides is 25 years, for grooms it's 27.5
guests are invited to an average wedding
- One third
of engaged couples retain a Wedding Consultant
average honeymoon vacation is one week
average household income of a newly married couple is
are typically purchased 5-6 months after the wedding gown
Bridesmaids' gowns are general purchased 3-4 months in advance
of the event
size of wedding party: 12
brides (30%) plan their weddings for 7 to 12 months
(about 75%) first-time brides will receive a diamond engagement
ring (67% of repeat brides).
- About 15%
of weddings include ethnic customs
- 35% of
weddings occur in the summer; 29% in the spring; 23% in the
fall; 13% in the winter.
- 11% of
winter weddings are Christmas weddings
is the average amount spent on a traditional American wedding
- A total
of $72 billion is spent on weddings annually in the U.S.
billion is spent buying presents at wedding gift registries
average amount spent on a bridal gown is $800
average ring costs $2,000
- Las Vegas
Virgin Islands (4,000 weddings/year)
Destinations that are most frequently chosen
- Aruba 8%
Virgin Islands 7%
Cayman Islands 10.5%
- Europe 4%
- Mexico 7%
- US Virgin
Stay While On The Honeymoon
- 8.2% Bed
Transportation Used for Honeymoon
- 60% Rent
Their Own Car
Association of Bridal Consultants
Nast Bridal Group
Mediapost.com National Bridal Service
Center for Health Statistics
Association of Wedding Ministers
Now Let's talk
about some regretful statistics... You know, after the Wedding
reception is done and the spotlight has settled...
How Much Should You Pay For
Entertainment Rates vary
based upon talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination,
equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability, and personality.
Entertainment company will normally
invest 12 to 30 hours to your special affair, but it may appear that
you are only paying for “4 hours”. Consultations, music purchases,
editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down of equipment, education
and other business related endeavors all add up to endure the
overall success of your special occasion.
Rates for professional disc
jockeys will average $550 to $1500 for a 3-6 hour affair.
The best price is not
always the best deal, especially when planning a wedding!
*These excerpts are taken from the American Disc Jockey
AFTER THE VOWS...
During wedding planning, Brides say their
highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site
and caterer - reception entertainment is among the least of their
priorities. Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides
say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
65% of all couples that chose a band to
entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again,
they would have chosen a disc jockey.
*These statistics were published in
St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003. Sources include: Simmons,
2001; USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001; The Knot,
2002; Brides Magazine, 2001.