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2015 Wedding Trends

2015 Wedding Trends
Hey all you couples out there! Or parents of those recently engaged couples!

WeddingWire.com has recently released their 2015 Newlywed Survey and if you are planning a wedding or thinking about getting engaged, there is some good information for you to think about!

The 2015 Newlywed Report details statistics and trends across the entire wedding planning process from pre-engagement to the big day itself.

Key Wedding Statistics

Key findings from this year’s report include:

  • Average number of wedding guests: 120
  • Average spend on engagement ring: $4,758
  • Average wedding ceremony/reception cost: $28,958
  • Average spend on honeymoon: $3,882
  • Average engagement period length: 13 months
  • Planning time spent online: 80%

Most Popular Engagement Dates

The most popular days to get engaged:

  • Christmas Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year’s Day

Most Popular Months to get Married

The most popular months to get married:

  • June
  • May
  • September
  • October
  • August
  • July

Popular Online Wedding Resources

Online resources used for planning

  • 66% use a checklist
  • 59% created a wedding website
  • 40% created a wedding hashtag

Wedding Vendor Factors

Most important factors for couples deciding to contact a vendor:

Average spend by vendor category:

  • Venue: $8,798
  • Catering: $6,877
  • Band: $3,848
  • Photography: $2,435
  • Rehearsal Dinner: $1,935

Wedding Style Trends

Couples are increasingly tailoring their wedding day to express their personal style and customs.

  • Decor: metallic hues of gold and copper, floral arrangements with lots of greenery (particularly eucalyptus,) “love” signage in lights or flowers hanging in unexpected places
  • Fashion: low necklines and backs, sheer paneling, grooms in cobalt/midnight blue suits
  • Catering: hometown cuisine (e.g., mini Philly cheesesteaks or SoCal fish tacos)
  • Dessert: cakes with textured white buttercream over fondant, donuts
  • Entertainment: photo/GIF booths, first dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” (the 2016 Grammy Song of the Year)

Are you planning a wedding or getting engaged soon?  Contact Shores Event Center to learn more about how we can help make your day as special as you are!


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