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Wedding Season Whirlwind

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” These words uttered by Billy Crystal (aka. the lovable Harry Burns in When Harry Met Sally) caused the hearts of hopeless romantics around the world to collectively turn into mush.

Let’s face it -- human beings love being in love. From our first-date jitters to the final walk down the aisle, men and women alike have either been struck by cupid’s arrow, or dating around until the next love connection is made.



With summer months currently sizzling in our favor, love is certainly in season! According to a recent infographic presented by the tungsten experts at TungstenAffinity.com, summer months are considered the most favorable time of the season to tie the knot!

“June” reigns supreme as the most sought-after wedding month, with 10.8 percent of U.S. couples who prefer its warm weather. Interested in more wedded-bliss facts? Just take a look at some highlights, below!

Wedding Season Overview

Aside from June, popular wedding months also include August (10.2 percent); May (9.8 percent); July (9.7 percent), and September (9.6 percent).

In 2012, the average U.S. wedding budget was estimated at $28,000! Additional expenditures noted by the Association of Bridal Consultants include the following costs: reception hall ($12,905); entertainment ($1300); wedding dress ($1,211); flowers/decorations ( $1800); wedding cake ($560); gifts/favors ($800); attire/accessories ($1,600); invitations ($800); beauty/spa ($130); jewelry ($4500); photography/video ($2800); planner consultant ($1250); transportation ($400); venue/catering/rentals ($10,500); marriage license ($70); honeymoon ($3700).

In terms of U.S. wedding locations, Manhattan is the most expensive place to get hitched, with costs that average $76,678! On the opposite scope, Alaska is considered the least expensive place in the U.S. to get married, with costs that average $15,504

According to 2012 data presented by XO Group Inc, the length of most engagements average at 14 months, and the most popular wedding colors are blue (33 percent); purple ( 26 percent); green (23 percent), and metallic (23 percent).

The standard age of a U.S. bride is 29 years, versus the average age of a U.S. groom, at 31 years. U.S. weddings have an average of 139 wedding attendees, and there are an equal number of bridesmaids and groomsmen appointed for the Big Day (between 4 to 5).

Checkout TungstenAffinity.com for a premiere selection of tungsten wedding bands, rings, and speciality engravings!**

sources:
http://facts.randomhistory.com/interesting-facts-about-weddings.html
http://www.stevierayentertainment.com/fun-wedding-facts/
http://www.xogroupinc.com/press-releases-home/2013-press-releases/2013-03-07-tkwc-wedding-study-survey.aspx
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/theknot-com-weddingchannel-com-reveal-141000109.html
http://www.statisticbrain.com/average-costs-of-an-american-wedding/




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