Friday, March 4, 2011

Purple is hot and weddings average $26,984

Weddings, excluding the honeymoon, are averaging $26,984. Twenty-four percent of couples have destination weddings. Purple is the “it” color, with one out of five brides picking it for her wedding. Those are some of the findings in the newly released annual Real Weddings Survey from the Knot, parent company to and

Other key average wedding statistics:
  • Most Expensive Area to Get Married (excluding honeymoon): Manhattan, $70,030
  • Least Expensive Area to Get Married (excluding honeymoon): Utah, $13,214
  • Wedding Dress Spending: $1,099
  • Bride's Age: 29
  • Groom's Age: 31
  • Number of Guests: 141
  • Average Wedding Spending (on a per guest basis): $194
  • Number of Bridesmaids: 4
  • Number of Groomsmen: 4
  • Length of Engagement: 14 months
  • Most Popular Engagement Month: December (16 percent)
  • Most Popular Wedding Month: June (15 percent)
  • Most Popular Wedding Color: White/Ivory (43 percent) 

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