If you’re planning to get married this year, you’re in good company. In the United States alone, 2.4 million weddings take place each year. Couples of all ages get hitched, but the average age for a first time bride is 25 years and for a groom, it’s 27.5. Many of your fellow brides and grooms met each other online before becoming engaged. After deciding to tie the knot, most spouses-to-be wait 15 months before the ceremony.When engagement rings are purchased, they cost an average of $4,857, even though betrothed individuals had planned to keep the spending cap at half that amount.
What season are you planning for your big day? If you’re like the majority of brides and grooms, you’ll choose summer, especially June and August. The most popular place to say your “I do’s” is Las Vegas, but Hawaiian beach weddings follow closely behind. Many couples still opt for ceremonies in their places of worship and hold receptions in venues such as country clubs or golf courses. Almost all of those who take the traditional hometown route go on honeymoons that last an average of nine days. If you want to find out more about who is picking up the tab for these weddings, where the most and least expensive places are to join your life with your beloved, take a look at this infographic. It’s packed with intriguing tidbits to help you plan your big day.