Over a 14-16 month time period, engaged couples will spend a collective amount of $57,779,755,520.
Weddings occur all year long, totaling 2,162,416 last year. That is 41,585 a weekend!
Even when the economy slows, couples still get engaged and want to celebrate from the right to the reception.
When couples get engaged
38% of engagements occur in November, December, January and February.
MOST POPULAR DATES TO GET ENGAGED:
1. Christmas 2. Valentine’s Day
3. Christmas Eve 4. New Years Day
5. Saturday before Christmas
6. Two Saturdays before Christmas
7. New Years Eve 8. Friday before Christmas
9. December 23 10. July 4
How couples plan
It’s no secret that engaged couples rely on the world wide web for inspiration and research when it comes to planning their wedding. From pinning centerpiece ideas on Pinterest, to searching for local DJs on Today’s Bride, the Internet will be a bride’s best friend during the planning process.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Engaged couples will turn to the resource they trust most when it comes to making big decisions – their friends and family. The advice of their friends who just got married and the opinions of their parents on which dress to buy are a huge deciding factor and will influence their wedding planning.
Bridal Magazines offer tangible inspiration and advice. Couples need help when it comes to details they never considered – like how to file your marriage license or what to include in your invitation suite. Like having a wedding bible to turn to, brides rely on bridal magazines to create their dream wedding.
After the proposal, one of the first things a bride or groom will do is look for the next bridal show. Being able to meet and chat with hundreds of local wedding vendors, see wedding and fashion trends in person, and book their wedding vendors means easier planning for them and more contracts for you.