27 Facts to know about your Engagement in 2017

Congrats! You or a close friend or family member got engaged.  Now you're curious what was the engagement like for everyone else? Was yours normal?  Here's our roundup of everything (lots of fun and important facts) you need to know about your engagement.

Wedding Engagement Facts

 

  • Most Brides spend 7-12 months planning their wedding
  • 75% of Brides will get an engagement diamond (25% won't!)
  • 61% of guys consult with their girlfriend before buying their ring
  • 27% of Brides call their best friend immediately after they get engaged
  • The cost of an average engagement ring: $5,229
  • 69% of Couples take engagement photos
  • 37% of Brides were completely surprised
  • 46% announce their engagement via Facebook
  • The average diamond ring is 1.4 carats in total
  • This year, 2.5 million weddings will happen
  • The Average Engagement is 18 months
  • For First Time Brides, the Average Bride is 25, the Average Groom is 27.5
  • The Average age for remarried brides is 34 and 37 for remarried grooms
  • 33% of Wives will get a Wedding Planner or Conusltant
  • 20% of Brides reserved their new married name online before they got engaged
  • The most popular month for weddings is June
  • Spending between $2,000 and $4,000 on the engagement ring makes a bride 2-3 times more stressed than spending between $500 and $2,000
  • Spending more than $20,000 on the wedding makes you 3.5 times more likely to get a divorce than spending between $5,000 and $10,000.
  • Spending $1,000 or less on the wedding is significantly associated with a decrease in the likelihood of getting a divorce. In particular, as compared with spending between $5,000 and $10,000 on the wedding, spending less than $1,000 is associated with half  the likelihood of divorce.
  • A study from Emory University shows that the pricier the ring, the more short-lived the relationship is likely to be

 

Sources
WeddingPaperDivas
TheKnot
Emory University
Brides Magazine