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Will You Marry Me: 9 Fun Facts about Weddings

Once the marriage proposal is popped, there’s a whirlwind of activity – and lots and lots of money spent in preparation for the Big Day.

PRIME Insurance brings you some of the more interesting things about the grand event in a couple’s life.

  • There are roughly two and a half million wedding ceremonies in the US each year.

  • The Big Day generates Big revenue in the United States: about $53.4 billion alone in 2013!

  • Average price tag for a wedding was $18,000 in 2012.

  • Average price for the wedding gown is $1,211.

  • With all the planning, costs and expectations, things can go wrong; hence the need for wedding insurance!

  • The median age for a first time marriage: men: 28, women: 26.

  • While it is common for both the bride and groom to present each other with a wedding band, the notion of an engagement ring for the groom as well is growing in popularity.

  • The month of June wins hands down as the trendiest time to tie the knot.

  • Prince Harry of England and his bride, American Meghan Markle forwent accepting wedding gifts. Instead, they requested well-wishers to consider 7 charities of their choice to mark the royal event.

Marriage is the juncture when adjustments as a couple begin. PRIME Insurance welcomes any inquiries about home, car, business, life insurance or other coverage options.

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Summary: Weddings are fun. PRIME Insurance makes it more fun with these facts about the grand event.