- Mrs. Leopard
- 12 years ago
- Wedding: November 2008
My mom emailed me this article from my hometown newspaper:
BY THE NUMBERS
$6,348: Average cost of an engagement ring (2009).
$4,435: Average cost of an engagement ring (2006).
$28,082: Average price of a wedding.
$1,075: Average price paid for a wedding gown.
86: Percentage of brides who follow the something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue tradition.
19: Percentage of brides’ parents who pay for the entire wedding.
8: Percentage of brides who pay for the entire wedding.
19: Percentage of brides who select their engagement rings themselves.
30: Average hours per week brides-to-be spend planning their wedding.
46: Percentage of brides-to-be who have their teeth whitened before they walk down the aisle.
155: Average number of wedding guests.
6: Percentage of wedding parties that include a "best woman."
$446: Cost of the average wedding cake.
Source: Brides.com 2009 American Wedding Study