This State Spends the Most on Wedding Dresses (Plus Other Facts From Across the US)
The Knot 2015
Take a look at the regional highlights here:
Cost of Weddings:
Manhattanand Chicagohave the highest average wedding spend ( $82,299and $61,265, respectively), and Alaskaand South Dakotahave the lowest average wedding spend ( $17,361and $18,890, respectively), excluding the honeymoon.
New York Cityaccounts for the country's oldest brides, with Manhattanbrides being 32.8 years old on average, and brides from New York City's outer boroughs being an average of 32.2 years old. Whereas South Dakotaand Idahohave the youngest brides (26 and 26.1 years, respectively), on average. The countries oldest grooms can be found in Manhattan(35.4 years old) and Nevada(33.8 years old), and the youngest grooms are in Idahoand South Dakota(27.9 and 28.3 years, respectively).
Engagement Length: Couples from
Toledo, Ohio, and Wyominghave the longest engagements (18.7 and 17.5 months, respectively), while couples in Utahand West Texaswalk down the aisle a bit sooner after getting engaged (9.7 and 10.7 months, respectively), on average.
Wedding Size: As in 2013 and 2014,
Nebraskaand Iowacouples have the largest number of wedding guests (219 and 211, respectively), and couples who tie the knot in Hawaiiand Nevadastill have the smallest number of wedding guests (71 and 74, respectively).
Montanaand Alaskaweddings are more likely to be casual than any other region in the US (54 percent and 41 percent, respectively), while Manhattanand Long Islandhave the most black tie weddings (38 percent for both).
Wedding Dress Spend: As in 2014, brides in
Manhattanand Long Islandspend the most on their wedding gowns ( $2,710and $2,239, respectively), while Montanaand North Dakotabrides spend the least ( $967and $990, respectively).
Honeymoon: Couples from
Rhode Island(87 percent), South New Jersey(86 percent), Utah(86 percent) and Kentucky(85 percent) are most likely to book a honeymoon, while couples in Montana(56 percent), Nevada(57 percent) and New Mexico(58 percent) are least likely to plan one.
Gift Registry: Couples in
Lansing, Michigan, and Vermontare most likely to register for wedding gifts (97 percent and 96 percent, respectively), while couples in Hawaiiand Nevadaare least likely to register (56 percent and 68 percent, respectively).