Statistics for the Wedding Industry

Last updated 05/26/2012

Year Mariages Population
Year Mariages Population
Year Mariages Population
Year Mariages Population
2016 2,131,000 313,914,040
2012 2,131,000 313,914,040
2008 2,157,000 304,093,966
2004 2,279,000 292,805,298
2015 2,118,000 311,591,917
2011 2,118,000 311,591,917
2007 2,197,000 301,231,207
2003 2,245,000 290,107,933
2014 2,096,000 308,745,538
2010 2,096,000 308,745,538
2006 2,193,000 294,077,247
2002 2,290,000 287,625,193
2013 2,080,000 306,771,529
2009 2,080,000 306,771,529
2005 2,249,000 295,516,599
2001 2,326,000 284,968,955

2000 2,315,000 281,421,906

The number 1 month for Weddings in the US is July!  September & October  are getting more popular

Over 12,000,000 weddings in China per year in 2014 with a decline coming in future years.

Over 118,000 marriages were registered in Australia during 2008. This is an increase of 2.1% in registered marriages. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

714,000 Japanese brides spend an average of $70,000 per wedding Stats from Census of Japan 2005. From an article in the Pacific Daily News Jan 1, 2008 (A Guam Newspaper) 25% of Japans' brides marry in Guam saving more then 60% from what the wedding would cost in Japan!! - 1,000,000 brides in Canada, no figure on worth yet. Number of weddings in the world is estimated at 115,000 per day!

Guesstimated number of weddings in the world is 40 Million with Asia (China, Malaysia, Indonesia & India) Having the most.

Number 1 City in the US is Las Vegas, Nv with 92,000 (Down 9,000 from 2008) weddings.
Number 2 wedding city in the world is Istanbul Turkey with 92,000 for the year.
Number 3 City (2 in the US) is Gatlinburg, Tn with 42,000 weddings.
Number 4 City (3rd in the US) is New Orleans, La with 36,545 Marriages in 2002. "Due to hurricane Katrina New Orleans will not match this number for a few years."
Can you guess the 5th most popular city?

If you are looking to determine the number of brides in a specific area and you do not have the time to locate the county or city clerks office to get that information. About .007% of the population will wed in any specific area during a years time frame.

Average number of guests that are being invited to a wedding is now 145 (down 12 from 2008) This number was taken from 2,089 brides that registered on our website and gave us the number of expected guests..

 IF you are with the media and require additional or specific statistics, call Richard at 800-242-4461 or  Email  

 We would love to assist you with your business plans but are limited by time and finance. Our membership fees are very reasonable and should be considered marketing research. For benefits and application go to For members needing stats to complete a business plan  Email  Do know we will assist wherever we can. 

 Information to locate stats on your own. Most weddings are local, so look for information pertaining to your area.  For the number of weddings in any specific area call the County Clerks office in that county. If you are planning on being a consultant, photographer and the like you will be limited to the number of weddings you will be able to do on any specific day. Take that into account when formulating your plans. Be sure to add a substantial amount for marketing, brides are a very small perchantage of the population.

Destination wedding will continue to rise as wedding costs escalate. The better valued areas will be the Caribbean & Mexico. While Europe is a fantastic location the Euro to the Dollar will slow this area.

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