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< Back