Wedding Statistics In the U.S. 

Here are some interesting Wedding facts 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
  • $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
  • over 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 gift

  

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