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Modern Wedding Facts by Todd Doherty
 

Modern Wedding Facts

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In 2000, the average bride was 24 years old and the average groom was 28.
Only 4% of men ask for the parent' approval for their bride's hand in marriage.

One in 5 men proposes on one knee.

6% of men proposed to their girlfriends over the phone.

60% of women are involved in picking out their engagement ring, while 3% actually pick it themselves.

8% of all Internet users are engaged to be married.

The average engagement lasts 13 months.

The average wedding costs $18,874 with 186 guests.

The average second wedding costs $12,000, but couples spend nearly double first time couples on their honeymoons.

74% of all brides receive a diamond engagement ring.

The number of marriages in the U.S. has averaged 2.25 - 2.4 million every year for the past 20 years.

80% of brides plan formal weddings.

In almost half of U.S. weddings either the bride or groom has been married previously.

The most frequent number of bridesmaids is 4 (including the maid of honor.

62% of weddings have a flower girl, while 56% have a ring bearer

Source: www.romancestuck.com

This article was published on Friday 19 January, 2007.
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