Planning a wedding is a lot of work and unless you plan weddings professionally you’re probably not 100% sure where to begin. Whether you’re thinking about getting engaged or already have begun planning the big day there’s a lot to consider and you probably have more than a few questions. That’s where WeddingWire’s The 2015 Newlywed Report comes in handy. They surveyed 6,000 couples across the United States to learn all the wedding FAQS, stats and facts you could possibly need or have to plan the perfect wedding. The 2015 Newlywed Report compiles all this information into 5 categories and a number of beautiful infographics to help you make more informed decisions when planning your nuptials. Here, read all about Engagement Stats & Trends where you’ll find answers to your questions regarding celebrating the moment and choosing a date to wed.


Celebrating the Moment


After saying :Yes”, couples are now announcing their engagement on social media. In fact, 2 out of 3 couples announce their “#justsaidyes” moment on social media for friends and family to see!


Forty percent of couples are engaged 10-15 months, with an average being 13 months. The remaining 60% of couples are evenly split with an engagement length of less than 9 months or more than 16 months.



Couples getting engaged during the 2015-2016 Engagement Season (Nov-Feb) are likely to have either a short engagement (marrying in Fall 2016) or a long engagement (waiting until Spring 2017).



Choosing a Date to Wed


Over seventy-seven percent of couples wed between May and October, with June being the most popular month.


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In fact, 25 dates made up 50% of all weddings in 2015. Those living in the south and southeast are more likely to consider a winter wedding.


The most popular cities in the United States to get married in are New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago.



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