Weddings by the Numbers

According to The Knot, the average wedding cost in the United States is $32,641 in 2015. Furthermore, the top 10 list is dominated by the East Coast with Manhattan leading at $82,299 and Alaska the lowest at $17,361. The average cost of a wedding is $32,641. Consequently, a lot are lost in averages, but it still provides a useful reference point. Therefore, here at Perfect Muslim Wedding, we will continue to provide you the best ideas about how to plan a wedding and get the most bang for your buck.


In the Knot’s survey, the average wedding has 139 guests, at a cost per guest of $237. Muslim weddings are typically larger with an average around 250 guests, with a lower cost per guest.

Although money is an important factor, we will leave you with a quote, for where to focus your energies in wedding planning by Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Other 2015 wedding statistics (these are all averages):

Wedding Dress Cost: $1,469
Marrying Age: Bride, 29; Groom, 31
Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December
Length of Engagement (average): 14.5 months
Most Popular Month to Get Married: October and September
Popular Wedding Colors: Ivory/White (47%), Blue (39%), Pink (30%), Metallics (34%), Purple (21%)
Percentage of Destination Weddings: 21%

In conclusion, we hope these statistics are helpful to you. Furthermore, it’s important to note that you don’t have to stick with these averages when planning your own wedding. To reiterate, Muslim weddings tend to be cheaper when it comes to cost per guest.

Mainly because we don’t serve alcohol so that takes the bill way down. Lastly, you don’t have to pay a crazy amount to have a beautiful wedding day. We have many posts that will help you decide where to cut costs. Finally, we hope you have a beautiful wedding day!

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