Statistics on Weddings in the United States

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US Wedding StatisticsThere are many interesting facts and statistic that pertain to weddings in the United States. Whether you are planning a trivia game for your wedding reception or are just doing research, we have outlined many of the interesting facts and statistics about wedding in the United States.

  • 2.3 million couples wed every year in the US. That breaks down to nearly 6,200 weddings a day.
  • The average age of a bride in the US is 25.3.
  • Average age of a groom is 26.9.
  • Average number of guests invited to a wedding is 178.
  • One-third of those getting married each year have been married before.

The Money Behind Weddings:

  • $72 billion per year is spent on weddings.
  • The average wedding budget is $20,000.
  • $1,016 is the average cost of wedding rings for the bride and groom.
  • Traditionally, the father of the bride would pay for everything. Today, however, the bride and groom themselves pay for the wedding about 30 percent of the time; the bride’s parents pay about 17 percent of the time. As for the rest of the time, costs are covered by different sources — the bride and groom and one or both sets of parents, according to surveys by Bride’s magazine.
  • $19 billion per year is spent on wedding gift registries.
  • $8 billion per year is spent on honeymoons.
  • The average honeymoon budget is $3,657.
    OverĀ  91 percent of all to-be-weds register for gifts. The couple receives gifts from an average of 200 guests.
  • Most wedding guests spend between $70 and $100 on a wedding gift.

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