Here let us take a dive into the Brides American Wedding Study, revealing everything you ever wanted to know about the cost, trends, and wedding plannings in America.
We polled hundreds of engaged and newly married brides, discovering the average wedding budgets and favorite trends of real couples. The results are quite surprising, and they disclose some key details one should definitely consider while planning your own big day.
For example, the study reveals that more brides have as of late, choosing to rock on those funky jumpsuits if compared to the old traditional white wedding dresses. The use of social media has also risen, with 98 percent newlyweds incorporating technology for example drones- into their big day.
Desiring to know more? Read below.
So How Much Does a Wedding Cost in America wedding?
In 2018, average wedding costs slightly increased. In 2017, a wedding typically set couples and family members to about $27,000, but in the following year, the number increased to more than $44,000, according to the Brides American Wedding Study, which surveyed more than 800 recent brides and spouses-to-be.
Average Bridal Party Size:
In America wedding, brides love celebrating champagne toast with their favorite ladies just before their wedding—known as the bridal party, and who can blame them. Brides usually pop the bridesmaid question to 5.4 bridesmaids, while there are 5.3 groomsmen in the average wedding.
Average Age of the Couple:
On an average, brides are waiting until 28 to tie the knot, while their partners are usually one year older, at 29.
What the Groom Is Wearing:
53 percent of the grooms choose to wear a suit to the wedding rather than a tuxedo. Perhaps because 57 percent of grooms are choosing to buy their formal wear instead of renting them, groom attire spending is also up: $602 average in 2018 versus $328 in 2017.
All About the Wedding Dress:
While brides in 2018 were less likely to choose a traditional white or off-white wedding dress—83 percent versus 92 percent in 2017—they were much more likely to wear a veil.
Brides love with jumpsuits and separates becoming more popular and after-party looks up from 7 percent to 14 percent year over year.
Couples continued the trend of moving away from long-standing wedding traditions and towards meaningful personalization. The tradition most often excluded in 2018 won’t come as much of a surprise: Per the study, only 32 percent of couples did or planned to do the traditional throwing of the garter, compared to a full 50 percent in 2017—probably because it’s become increasingly seen as anti-feminist. Another major drop in America weddings came courtesy of the bouquet toss, included in less than half of 2018 weddings. Additionally, fewer couples bought into the idea that it’s bad luck to see your spouse-to-be before the ceremony, with only half of respondents abiding by that old superstition, versus 61 percent in 2017. First-look photo sessions are apparently more important.
Fall Is Truly the New Wedding Season:
Though it may seem like your calendar is especially packed with weddings as soon as the summer rolls around, contrary to popular belief—June actually isn’t the most popular month to get married. In fact, December is that season in which the American couples loves to get married as per the Brides America Wedding Study, summer weddings overall decreased by more than 20 percent in just that year, while fall weddings are seeing a steady rise in popularity.
More Couples Are Living Together:
Ancient tradition of the groom carrying the bride “over the threshold”? The survey showed that 84 percent of couples live together prior to the wedding.
Grooms Are More Involved :
Brides, maybe it’s not all about you. After interviewing 98 ladies , it was found that they said their partners are “involved” in planning the wedding—and 36 percent said they are “very involved.”
Personalization Trending For the New Aged Couple:
Instead of partaking in old-fashioned traditions, the study showed that couples are introducing more variation in their big days. Nearly half of those surveyed wrote their own vows. Almost as many served a favorite food or drink at their wedding and handed out personalized party favors, while 35 percent chose a signature cocktail. Do it yourself (D.I.Y.) decorations and non-traditional wedding cakes (think: cupcakes, pies, and doughnut walls) were other ways couples celebrated their weddings. And about one in five brides said they incorporated their or their partner’s ethnicity into the ceremony. And this tradition has been followed in India too.