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FYI ~ Randomly Interesting Wedding Statistics

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•   The average American engagement lasts 16 months.

•   The average engagement ring costs $4,411.

•   The most popular months for weddings are (in order): June, August, September, October and May.

•   Every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the US.

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•   80% of weddings are performed in churches or synagogues.

•   175 guests are invited to an average wedding.

•   The top wedding destinations are Las Vegas (100,000 weddings/year) and Hawaii (25,000 weddings/year).

•   The average age for a first-time bride is 27; for a groom it’s 29.

•   The average wedding has 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen.

•   The average amount spent on a bridal gown is $800.

•   David’s Bridal accounts for 20% of all bridal-gown sales.

•   99% of newlyweds take a honeymoon.

•   The average honeymoon vacation lasts one week.

•   69% of engaged couples have known each other longer than 3 years.

•   64% of couples live together before marriage.

•   There is a 43% chance of a marriage ending in divorce.

•   60% of brides change their surnames.

•   67% of women continue to wear the same fragrance they wore on their wedding day.

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Sources: aweddingministers.com, Bridal Association of America
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