Wedding Statistics

Did you know the average diamond engagement ring costs $6,348? Or that 16% of all marriages are now Destination Weddings? If you want to read more wedding statistics, check out this post over at I found it interesting that more weddings take place in the US Virgin Islands than Jamaica… and that the average number of guests at a Destination Wedding is 48. Who knew?

16 percent of marriages are destination weddings.
The destination wedding market accounts for $16 billion in annual spending.
Average budget for a destination wedding is $20,600.
60% of destination couples pay for the wedding themselves.
The average age of a destination bride today is 33, compared to the U.S. average of 28.
70% have graduated college and the average household income is $110,000.
Average number of guests at a destination wedding: 48.
Guests at a destination wedding spend an average of $400 to attend.
9 out of 10 couples say weather is a key factor in selecting a destination.
The leading destinations for out-of-town weddings are: (Figures in parentheses indicate number of weddings performed annually.)
Las Vegas (125,000)
Hawaii (20,000)
U.S. Virgin Islands (5,100)
Jamaica (5,000)
Bahamas (4,000)
Mexico and Florida are also important locations for destination weddings
Destination couples spend $8,200 on average on their honeymoon. That’s more than one-third more than traditional wedding couples.

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