2014 Wedding Statistics

The Numbers are In!!!

 

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According to the Knot, the latest wedding statistics are in.  For 2014:

  • Average Wedding Cost: $31,213 (excludes honeymoon)
  • Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan$76,328 average spend
  • Least Expensive Place to Get Married: Utah$15,257 average spend
  • Average Spent on a Wedding Dress: $1,357
  • Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29; Groom, 31
  • Average Number of Guests: 136
  • Average Number of Bridesmaids: 4 to 5
  • Average Number of Groomsmen: 4 to 5
  • Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (16%)
  • Average Length of Engagement: 14 months
  • Most Popular Month to Get Married: June (15%) followed by October (14%)
  • Popular Wedding Colors: Ivory/White (44%), Blue (37%), Pink (28%), Metallics (26%), Purple (23%)
  • Dark blue specifically has continued to grow every year, from 10% in 2008 to 24% in 2014
  • Percentage of Destination Weddings: 24%

 

WOOO. Take a deep breath.  Remember theses are average which mean, some spent more and some spent less.  You must determine what you and your partner are comfortable with.  After all, this is your riveting life to remember.

 

Gaby

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