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2010 Real Weddings Survey Results

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Here are some interesting Statistics from the 4TH Annual Survey of nearly 19,000 U.S. brides married in 2010 conducted by &

  • Wedding Spend (excluding honeymoon): $26,984
  • Most Expensive Area to Get Married (excluding honeymoon): NYC (Manhattan), $70,030
  • Least Expensive Area to Get Married (excluding honeymoon): Utah, $13,214
  • Wedding Dress Spend: $1,099
  • Percentage of Destination Weddings: 24%
  • Bride’s Age: 29
  • Groom’s Age: 31
  • Number of Guests: 141
  • Average Wedding Spend (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%)
  • Most Popular Wedding Month: June (15%)
  • Most Popular Wedding Color: White/Ivory (43%) – Purple is the new “it” color, with 1 out of 5 brides (21%) choosing it for their wedding – a 50% increase since 2008. What’s losing popularity with brides, though? Brown, which decreased by 16% since last year.

How does your wedding compare?

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