Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Majority of brides personally invest in wedding

wedding invitation with two wedding bands and a candle with a blue monogram
Top items that brides are personally paying for are wedding bands, invitations (invitation by IB Designs), and wedding favors
Despite a tough economy, a majority of brides are "personally invested in the wedding planning process -- both emotionally and financially," said Stacie Francombe, founder and CEO of national wedding lifestyle resource Get Married media. Ninety-two percent of the 1,500 brides surveyed said they are personally paying for some portion of their wedding, particularly wedding bands, invitations and wedding favors.
Seventy percent of brides said they are "either pleasantly surprised with their budget or feel like everything they want will fit into their budget," Get Married found. Top wedding resources for planning are wedding Web sites (82 percent) and wedding magazines (58 percent). More than 50 percent of brides say seasonality is the most important factor in choosing a wedding date. In terms of style, brides are sticking with classic traditional weddings, and grooms are voicing their strongest opinions when it comes to venue, catering, music and photography.

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