Aug 19th Is The Most Popular Wedding Day Of The Yr

  • According to The Knot, Saturday is the most popular day of the year to get married
  • A whopping 28,633 couples are getting hitched Saturday, and with an average invite list of 136 guests, that means 3.9 million people will be spending this weekend at a wedding
  • Guests spends about $261 for a wedding, including gifts, attire and more, but if they’re traveling to a wedding, that number goes up to $901 

There are only a few weekends left of summer, so most people will be eager to be outdoors, preferably at the beach, but it sounds like a lot of folks are going to be otherwise occupied this weekend. That’s because, according to The Knot, Saturday is the most popular day of the year to get married, which means plenty of folks are going to be donning their best dress or suit to watch someone get hitched. 

According to The Knot’s registry, a whopping 28,633 couples are getting hitched on Saturday, which means, with an average invite list of 136 guests, about 3.9-million people will be spending this weekend at a wedding.

And things are going to add up financially for all those guests. Each guest spends about $261 for a wedding, including gifts, attire and more, but if they're traveling to a wedding, that number goes up to $901. When it comes to gifts, about 1.3-million will buy gifts off a couples’ registry, and some of those can be quite pricey too.  According to The Knot, the most popular registry gifts for couples getting married Saturday include:

  • KitchenAid stand mixer
  • Ninja blender
  • Dyson vacuum
  • iRobot Roomba
  • Air Fryer

Some couples do add some out-of-the ordinary gifts to their registry, including a sushi rolling kit, Wi-Fi pet camera, "Star Wars" "Death Star" waffle maker and the What Do You Meme? card game.

  • And while some people just hate weddings, it turns out most people actually love them. The Knot’s 2018 Guest Survey finds that 70% of guests report enjoying the last wedding they attended, while 65% are already looking forward to the next wedding they’ll attend.

Source: Business Journals

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