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Interesting wedding statistics
Interesting wedding statistics
Weddings, honeymoons, and romantic tourism are all part of a lucrative industry that is growing and growing and Ireland is no exception. Here are some interesting facts and figures gathered from a variety of sources on the internet and which also relate to Ireland.

For example in relation to engagement statistics:

  • 99 percent of grooms do the proposing.
  • 15 percent of proposals occur in December.

Regarding wedding statistics:

  • Today's median age for first-time brides is 27 years. For grooms, it's 29 years.
  • The average number of wedding guests is 165.
  • Queen Victoria, who married Prince Albert in 1840, popularized the white wedding gown. She wore a white silk and lace gown with an 18-foot train at their wedding.
  • Tuxedoes are typically purchased 5-6 months after the wedding gown.
  • Bridesmaids' gowns are generally purchased 3-4 months in advance of the event.

The most popular months for weddings to take place are, in this order:

  • June
  • August
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • October
  • December
  • November/April (tie)
  • February
  • March
  • January

Honeymoon Statistics:

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