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 Wedding Day Stats & Trends where you’ll find answers to your questions regarding dressing the part and making it personal.
Dressing the Part
Grooms in particular are choosing to go less formal, as 56% of men are dressing in a suit or something more casual than a tux. They’re also standing out from the crowd in cobalt or midnight blue.
Today, only about 50% of females in the wedding party wear the same bridesmaid dress – however, roughly 70% wear the same colour. The sparkly, sequined bridgesmaid dress has been a game-changing look for the ‘maids.
Making it Personal
The wedding day is becoming a place where couples are choosing to express themselves through their personal style, from the vows to the food and decor. In fact, 40% of couples create their own vows to add a personal touch to the ceremony, while 22% incorporate special traditions and customs related to race or religion.
At over 90% of weddings, couples will perform a first dance. “All of Me” by John Legend and “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran are the popular first dance songs right now, though we are seeing many couples choose more unique indie songs to make their first dance their own.
When it comes to food, couples are embracing cuisine from their hometowns – no matter where they’re getting married. Think mini Philly cheesesteaks or SoCal fish tacos during cocktail hour. In addition, they’re incorporating alternative desserts like doughnut displays.