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 Prep Stats & Trends where you’ll find answers to your questions regarding planning for “I do” and searching for vendors.


Planning for “I Do”


Nearly 60% of couples start planning their wedding within a month of getting engaged, but 6% of eager planners get started prior to engagement.



Couples are using many online tools and resources to help plan and organize their wedding. In addition to searching for vendors



The average couple spends approximately 2 hours a day planning their wedding and 80% of their time planning online. More than ever couples are using mobile devices to plan their wedding at all hours of the day. Couples spend 30% of their time planning from a smartphone or tablet.




Searching for Vendors


When searching for the perfect vendor team, couples typically start their vendor research by searching for a venue, followed by photographer, caterer, florist and DJ.



Couples look at price and reviews, followed by availability and location when choosing which vendors to contact for more information. Eight-seven percent of engaged couples read reviews when searching for their vendors.



After the initial research has been done and it’s time to book the vendor, most couples now base their decision on price and availability.





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