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St. Louis Weddings and how we compare

So some of the interesting facts about couples getting married today that we learned on our trip.

Average age of the groom…29.  Of the bride…27

Weddings in the Midwest are the largest on average, over 180 guests versus the national average of 155 guests.

By the time it is all said and done, a destination wedding (inviting friends and family  and getting married in some remote site like Mexico or Hawaii) ends up costing about the same as throwing a traditional wedding ceremony and reception.

Brides spend up to 20 hours a week online preparing for their big day and the high traffic times are the same as most business hours, so what are you doing at work today? 

Decisions, decisions, decisions…. the bride and groom have more than 190 decisions to make planning their big day.  That is a lot of information overload.

And speaking of the big day, it is more like a big weekend or weeks now that most couple plan or attend a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and post reception function. 

I would say that this all sounds like what we experience at Moulin.  The other interesting thing that we learned is that the bride and groom in the midwest is more apt to marry in a church, synagogue or place of worship versus getting married at a non-traditional site than any other part of the country.  Again not surprising.

 

Let me know what you think of this and whether your experience plays out that way or is entirely different.  Cheers.

 

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