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Weddings by the numbers

Interesting trends note that October and September are among the most popular wedding months

Weddings by the numbers Most recent statistics available are from 2015 • Average Wedding Cost (excludes honeymoon): $32,641 (up from $31,213 in 2014)

• Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan, $82,299 average spent

• Least Expensive Place to Get Married: Alaska, $17,361 average spent • Average Spent on a Wedding Dress: $1,469

• Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29; Groom, 31

• Average Number of Guests: 139

• Average Number of Bridesmaids: 5

• Average Number of Groomsmen: 5

• Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (16 percent)

• Average Length of Engagement: 14.5 months

• Most Popular Month to Get Married: June (10.8 percent) is the most popular month, then August (10.2 percent), followed by September (9.6 percent) and October (9.4 percent)

• Popular Wedding Colors: Ivory/White (47 percent), Blue (39 percent), Pink (30 percent), Metallics (34 percent), Purple (21 percent) Source: The Knot

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