2011 Wedding Statistics

The Wedding Report has just come out with a very interesting report on statistics for ceremonies and receptions in 2011.
1. More couples choosing same location to have  their ceremony and reception, up almost 10% over 2010
A Villa is a fantastic option if you are interested in having both your ceremony and reception at the same location. Even better yet, you can sleep there when your wedding is finished which makes for a stress free event. One of my favorite villas on St. John is Villa Kalorama; you can get more information from St. John Ultimate Villas, but here are some photos for you to enjoy in the meantime.
2. Couples choosing more unique locations, “Other”  same location venues take the lead from Event Facilities 3. More couples having their wedding ceremony at a  courthouse, private residence, or wedding chapel
Here are some charming photos from a backyard wedding in Montreal. Photos were taken by Kamp Photography and capture the whimsical style of the bride and groom. There's something so intimate and welcoming from the idea of a backyard wedding.
4. More couples holding their wedding reception at  a private residence or restaurant 5. With more unique locations on the rise, more  officiates are performing the ceremony, a 30% increase over 2010 6. Food stations are more in demand than ever  before 7. While other dessert options are popping up,  wedding cake is still most popular at 83% demand 8. Cash bar on the rise along with outside alcohol  and BYOB 9. Photo booth is the only rental that maintained  demand, all other rentals down
Nothing can entertain your guests of all ages quite like a photobooth! Here are some creative options and props to help add some extra pizzaz to the photos. Who doesn't like a little dressup from time to time...
10. The couple is contributing more to ceremony and  reception costs 11. Couples researching closer to wedding date for  venue 12. Couples inviting less guests, 144 compared to  152 in the 2010 study
13. Couples holding wedding closer to home
Although some of these statistcs didn't come as a huge surprise, I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!