19% of all engagements occur in December.
The average American engagement is 16 months.
June is the most popular month for weddings, then August, followed by September, October and May.
About 2.25 million weddings take place in the United States every year.
The wedding ring has traditionally been worn on the third finger of the left hand because it was believed that a vein in the finger ran directly to the heart.
In ancient Poland, it was believed that sprinkling sugar on the bride’s bouquet kept her temper sweet.
$22,000 is the average amount spent on an American wedding.
$93,750 USD is the average amount the Japanese spend on their weddings.
In medieval times, guests brought small cakes to weddings and piled them on a table. The bride and groom then attempted to kiss over the cakes. Eventually, a young baker put all the cakes together and covered them with frosting, thus the tiered wedding cake was born.
In 2006, the average Honeymoon was 7 nights long and cost $3,471.00.
The top Honeymoon destinations in 2006 were the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico.
The word ‘honeymoon’ first originated when grooms would capture their bride after the wedding and take them some place hidden where the bride’s family or relatives could not find them. They would stay there for one moon phase and drink wine made from honey. Thus, the word ‘honeymoon’ was born.
- Association of Bridal Consultants
- Conde Nast Bridal Group
- Mediapost.com National Bridal Service
- National Center for Health Statistics