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.
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