Look Back At 2016 Wedding Stats

Some fun findings from the year’s report include:

o   Average number of wedding guests 124
o   Average spend on engagement ring $5,000
o   Average wedding/ceremony reception cost $28,000

Online resources used for planning:

o   66% use a online checklist
o   65% access Facebook or Pinterest at least weekly for planning
o   50% of planning is done with a smartphone/tablet
(1 to 2 hours a day spent planning on mobile)

Most important factors for couples deciding to contact a vendor:

o   Price
o   Online Reviews 87% / If they can find the vendor on social media 56%
o   Availability

Top 5 Challenges in 2016

1. Determining budget and guest size
2. Making decisions
3. Keeping track of expenses
4. Knowing you’re right on track with planning
5. Finding vendors


Grooms 32
Brides 30

Wedding Trends

Wedding Gown Trends: sleeves, mixed lace, high necks, off the shoulder
Men’s Formalwear Trends: tweed suits/vests, feather bow ties, gray and burgundy tones, floral neckties


Photo by Brian L Garman

Information from: WeddingWire’s 2016 Newlywed Report – Based on comprehensive study of more than 13,000 couples