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 About.com. 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?
DESTINATION WEDDING STATISTICS:
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)
U.S. Virgin Islands (5,100)
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.