“Weddings in 2017 showed us that couples are focused on guests, as we see them pulling out all the stops to create a truly memorable experience for their wedding attendees,” said Kristen Maxwell Cooper, editor in chief of The Knot. “Couples are also shifting away from formal affairs to create an experience that’s truly reflective of their personalities, and infusing more unique and unconventional ideas – from their venue and invitations to food, entertainment and more.”

Top 2017 Wedding Statistics (from The Knot)

Average Wedding Cost: $33,391 (excludes honeymoon)
Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan, $76,944 average spend
Least Expensive Place to Get Married: New Mexico, $17,584 average spend
Average Spent on a Wedding Dress: $1,509
Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29.2; Groom, 30.9
Average Number of Guests: 136
Average Number of Bridesmaids: 5
Average Number of Groomsmen: 5
Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (16%)
Average Length of Engagement: 14.0 months
Most Popular Months to Get Married: September (16%), June (15%) and October (14%)
Popular Wedding Colors: Ivory/Champagne (37%), Dark Blue (32%) and Gold (30%)
Percentage of Destination Weddings: 25%

Full article at The Knot: https://xogroupinc.com/press-releases/the-knot-2017-real-weddings-study-wedding-spend/

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