Weddings by the Numbers
Think you know weddings? Here are some common statistics.
25: The average age of a first-time bride.
175: Average number of guests invited to a wedding.
75: Percentage of brides who will receive a diamond engagement ring.
2.4: Number, in millions, of weddings performed in the U.S. each year.
16: Average number of months for an American engagement.
15: Percentage of weddings that include ethnic customs.
12: Average size of the wedding party.
80: Percentage of weddings performed in a church or synagogue.
64: Percentage of couples living together before marriage.
10.2: Percentage of weddings taking place in August, second only to June as the most popular month.
4,000: Dollars spent on the average honeymoon.