Interesting statistics about destination weddings
Are you planning your wedding and struggling with where to host your special day? You and your fiance live in one place with family spread out throughout the country...sound familiar?! Well according to a study done by The Knot and the Wedding Channel 24 % of couples choose a wedding location away from where they live.
About 24% of all weddings are destination weddings which totalled about 350,000 weddings last year! Of all those 350,000 weddings, about 30% took place outside the continental US which is actually down from the 40% recorded in 2009. Not surprising, the Caribbean is the most popular location outside of the Continental United States.
The top two reasons for couples choosing to go the destination route:
- Looking for a special, fun, or exotic location
- Want to have an intimate affair with fewer guests
This study also noted that about 86% of couples still went on a honeymoon after their destination wedding and about 30% of couples had additional parties once they returned home.
With the average guest count raising to 86 from 77 in 2009...you'll need a wedding coordinator to assure your event(s) go smoothly! Don't hesitate to call us so we can start planning your dream destination wedding in one of the most pristine gorgeous places in the world!