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I do … cost a lot: Weddings by the numbers By Michelle Hall and Lizzie Jury, CNN Library (REBLOG)

Interesting Stats on US Weddings. Remember to make your marriage(s) more beautiful than your wedding(s). Now, shouldn’t that be the ideal approach? Make it that way.

Enjoy the stats below and don’t forget that your "Relationships Do Matter" Indeed.

Weddings are big business across the United States. Here are some quick stats on how money meets matrimony, and the most popular places and ages at which to pledge your eternal devotion.

  1. 2,079,900: Weddings in the United States in 2012, according to market research by the Wedding Report.
  2. $53.4 billion: Value of the wedding industry in the United States, according to market research by the Wedding Report.
  3. 26.9: Average age in 2011 for an American woman to marry for the first time.
  4. 28.9: Average age in 2011 for an American man to marry for the first time.
  5. $28,427: Average cost of a wedding in the United States in 2012, according to data from the 2013 Real Weddings Survey byTheKnot.com of 75,000 brides.

Read the rest here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/09/living/matrimony-by-the-numbers/index.html?hpt=hp_abar_wknd

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