Weddings by the Numbers by The Knot Magazine


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Curious about how other couples are getting hitched?  The Knott polls their readers every year to find out about the traditions you’re keeping, tossing and transforming.

97% of couples live together before getting married

41% propose with an engagement ring, 60% of those are formal proposals, 71% is a surprise

Average engagement length 15 months

50% split wedding planning responsibilities 20% hire a wedding planner

83% have other pre-post wedding events, 39% wedding shower, bachelor(ette)party, couple party engagement party.  25% rehearsal dinner, welcome party, 37%after party-day after brunch

attire 16% of female couples and 49% of male couples wear matching outfits

91% of couples know what one another is wearing in advance.

wedding Season:  December, January February 10%, March, April, May 17%, June, July, August 38% September, October, November 35%

Decor Styles: :  Modern and Sleek 23%, Casual and Unique 56%, classic and traditional 21%

47% walk down the aisle

78 guest on average,,,49% of couples write their own vows, 42% tie religion into their ceremony

event breakdown; 11% only have a ceremony, 72% have a ceremony and reception, 6% simply host a reception and 6% elope

63% of couples go on a honeymoon,  53% keep given names, 24% one of us is changing our name to the others, 15% were hyphenating and using both names, 2% combining names into a whole new last name, 2% creating an entirely new last name

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