Friday, October 10, 2014

20 Interesting Wedding Engagement Statistics

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Planning a wedding? We've compiled some fun statistics that we hope will help answer some questions you may have had along the way. Questions like; How many guests do most people have? How many people should be in the wedding party? What's the average length of engagement? and many, many more.
After reading through this comprehensive list, you'll be able to wow people with your knowledge of wedding engagement statistics. Imagine the great conversations you'll be able to have at your next cocktail party when you're the only guest that knows that 20% of all wedding gowns are purchased from David's Bridal! OK, so you may not be lighting up any parties after reading this, but we guarantee you'll have a better picture of what to expect while planning your upcoming wedding.

Engagement Statistics




  • 40% of all wedding engagements happen between the months of November and February
  • First time brides are an average of 25 years old, while first time grooms are an average of 27.5 years old
  • 33% of engaged couples will hire a wedding consultant
  • The average length of marriage engagement in the US is 16 months
  • 99% of the time, the groom is the one who proposed
  • Only 2.8% of couples surveyed said they'd even consider it appropriate for the women to propose (no one indicated they'd actually prefer this however)
  • About 75% of first time brides will receive a diamond engagement ring, but only 67% of repeat brides will get diamonds
  • The average cost of an engagement ring is $6,348
  • June is the most popular month for weddings, followed by August
  • Every year, 2.4 million weddings are performed in the US
  • The median age of re-married couples is 34 for women, and 37 for men
  • Among newlyweds, the average household income is $60,000 a year
  • Wedding parties average 12 people
  • Only 15% of weddings are inclusive of an ethic custom of some sort
  • 11% of weddings taking place in Winter are Christmas weddings
  • The average guest list includes 175 guests
  • A wedding dress averages $800
  • 20% of bridal gowns are purchased from David's Bridal
  • Each weekend, the average amount of weddings taking place is 44,230
  • 88% of Americans will marry at least once in their lifetime
  • Whew! That was a lot of information to take in. Is the average an important number you considered while planning your wedding?  Which statistic stood out the most to you?  We want to know what you think! Join in on the conversation on our Facebook page and share your thoughts.


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