Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing the results of WeddingWire’s 2015 Newlywed Report. This week, we’re sharing what we learned about the couples who got married in 2015, from the average age to where they’re getting married. Here’s an interesting tidbit—the average engagement length is 13 months, and 70 percent of couples are engaged for over 10 months. However, that means that 30 percent of couples are engaged for nine months or fewer. We know there are benefits to both long engagements and short engagements—but only you can decide which is right for you! Check out the infographic below for more details and don’t forget to check out our 2015 Newlywed Report to learn more.
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Happy Friday! Our favorite real weddings from this week include a romantic elopement in Colorado, a beautiful mansion wedding in Pennsylvania (the bride wore a blue wedding gown!), and a springtime wedding in Seattle, Washington. Keep reading and click the links below to see the full galleries!
Spring Seattle Restaurant Wedding – Kristin and Derek were married aboard the Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry followed by a reception at Ristorante Picolinos in Seattle, Wash. on March 14. They decided to get hitched on the ferry because of the beautiful skyline views it offered. P.S.: Don’t miss the bride’s unique apricot sapphire engagement ring!
Photo by B. Jones Photography
Lush Pennsylvania Mansion Wedding – Kristin and Jim were married at The Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park in Ambler, Pa. on October 10. The bride wore a stunning mint blue ballgown and carried an equally pretty bouquet of cafe au lait dahlias, roses, astrantia, and dusty miller. Are we the only ones noticing a Cinderella vibe here?
Photos by ME Photo & Design LLC
Rustic Nevada Ranch Wedding – Bridget and Jason were married at Legends Ranch in Las Vegas, Nev. on November 7. Their romantic garden ceremony was filled with cheerful sunflowers and candlelit lanterns. Bonus: Bridget walked down the aisle in her bare feet!
Photo by The Amberlight Collective
Vintage Florida Garden Wedding – Katie and Cory were married at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Fla. on January 16. Their one-of-a-kind venue featured artsy details, which they accented with a coral and navy blue color scheme and vintage chic decor. Fun fact: The bride works at WeddingWire!
Photo by Daniel Lateulade Photography
Snowy Colorado Mountaintop Wedding – Jodi and Devin eloped and were married overlooking the Rocky Mountains in Winter Park, Colo. on November 21. “Over five days, we visited the Denver courthouse, drove up winding mountain roads to Winter Park, stayed in a beautiful home, cooked almost every meal, explored the quaint downtown, drank lots of warm coffee, read by the fireplace, and in the middle of all of that, got married too,” Jodi said.
Photo by Emily and Daniel LLC
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Wedding Planning
Tags: B. Jones Photography, Daniel Lateulade Photography, Emily and Daniel LLC, Lush Pennsylvania Mansion Wedding, ME Photo & Design LLC, Rustic Nevada Ranch Wedding, Snowy Colorado Mountaintop Wedding, Spring Seattle Restaurant Wedding, The Amberlight Collective, Vintage Florida Garden Wedding
One of the first (of a million) questions you’ll be asked after you get engaged is: “Have you set a date?” The “when” question is a big one, so we asked 6,000 couples to share when they got engaged and married. Turns out May through October is the most popular time of year to get married (no huge shock there), but June wins the prize for the most popular month to wed—with 16% of 2015 weddings occurring in June. And the most popular month to get engaged? Turns out the holiday season is also prime engagement season—December takes the cake, with 16% of 2015 engagements happening in December. Check out our infographic below and our 2015 Newlywed Report to learn more.
We’re getting geared up for Super Bowl 50 this weekend, but in true WeddingWire fashion decided to compare the two opposing teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, in terms of their wedding stats, not their prowess on the football field. We took a look at North Carolina and Colorado’s wedding data, and created the handy infographic below. Happy Super Bowl Weekend (and happy wedding planning, too)!
Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:
Engagement Rings 101 – You’re going to need this handy-dandy guide to understand your engagement ring’s setting, cut, and metal.
Photo: Katelyn James Photography
13 Lessons I Learned While Planning My Best Friend’s Bachelorette Party – One of our very own editors, Caitlin, survived planning a surprise (and successful!) bachelorette party for her best friend.
Photo: Emily Jane Photography
14 Ideas For Your Laid-Back Wedding – From lounge chairs to lawn games, these inspiring 14 ideas will definitely make you want a low-key, casual wedding.
Photo: Blue Martini Photography
In Which Season Should You Get Married? – Are you a winter, spring, summer, or fall bride-to-be? Take the quiz!
Photo: Studio127 Photography
The On-The-Rise Processional And Recessional Songs You Need To Hear – Believe it or not–“Style” by Taylor Swift is on this music pro-approved list!
Photo: Matthew Nigel Photography
Categories: Budget, Etiquette + Advice, Ideas + Trends, Party Ideas, Wedding Jewelry, Wedding Planning
Tags: 13 lessons i learned while planning my best friend's bachelorette party, 14 ideas for your laid-back wedding, Blue Martini Photography, emily jane photography, engagement rings 101, in which season should you get married?, Katelyn James Photography, Matthew Nigel Photography, Studio127 Photography, the on-the-rise processional and recessional songs you need to hear