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Sam and Lissa's Blog 3-8
by Lissa Kreisler,posted Mar 8 2013 9:31AM
Coming up to wedding season!!! Victoria is getting married in just a little more than 6 weeks.I can’t believe it and yes I am so excited. She’s marrying her first love, she’s never been happier and he is the son in law of every Mom’s dream!!! Could not be more wonderful.
And I wasn’t surprised to see this morning that Victoria is far from average. (as if I didn’t know) Read these wedding stats…and see if your daughter or even you falls under the category of “average”.
Five facts about the average wedding . . . according to a survey of 17,500 brides by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com:
#1.) It costs $28,427 . . . not including the honeymoon. That's $1,406 more than last year. If you're getting married in Manhattan, plan on spending about THREE times that much. In Alaska, it's only about $15,000.
#2.) There are 139 guests. Utah has the biggest weddings . . . with an average of 209 guests. Nevada has the fewest, at 64. The reception catering costs $63 per guest.
#3.) There are usually four or five bridesmaids, and the same number of groomsmen.
#4.) The bride is 29 years old . . . and the groom is 31. Brides in Hawaii are the oldest, at 33. And Utah has the youngest brides, at 25.
#5.) The average couple has been engaged for 14 months.