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Wedding & Honeymoon Statistics

Approximately 5 million brides and grooms get married every year in the U.S.

A General Order of Magnitude for an Average Traditional Wedding in the U.S. is $20,000 - $25.000

The Wedding Industry is a 50 billion dollar a year industry

Average age for first-time brides is 25 years. For grooms, it's 27.

180 guests are invited to an average wedding

June is the most popular month for weddings, followed by August, September, October and May

One third of engaged couples retain a Wedding Consultant

The average household income of a newly married couple is $60,000/year

99% of couples who get married go on a Honeymoon

Couples spend an average of $5,000 on their honeymoon.

The Honeymoon Industry is a 12 billion dollar a year industry.

An average honeymoon vacation is one week.

45 percent of honeymoon trips are to domestic locations; 55 percent are International.

Top Wedding destinations are:

Las Vegas (100,000 weddings/year)
Hawaii (25,000 wedding/year)
Bahamas (5,000
Jamaica (5,000
U.S. Virgin Islands (4,000

Top Honeymoon Destinations are:

Most popular Honeymoon activities that Honeymooners enjoy are:

Visiting a new place for sightseeing, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife- 75%
beaches and lakes - 45%
Casinos - 20%

Cruises - 15%
Golf/sports vacations - 10%
Skiing trips - 5%


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