2016: My Summary of Real Weddings

As 2016 draws to a close, I’m taking some time to reflect on the amazing real weddings that I was able to be a part of this year. If it was planning a wedding in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia or as far as Napa, I helped some of the best couples say “I do.” this year and I am so thankful for that!

As something fun about planning a wedding, I thought I’d share some insight into the 14 weddings that I helped to plan and the engaged couples that I worked with this year. I hope that these wedding stats will help you in your own wedding planning, if it is deciding where to get married or to have a wedding party or not. There are so many wedding planning decisions to make!

Take a look at the wedding planning stats from the 14 real engaged couples who I worked with this year:

Wedding Ceremony Stats:

Ceremony in a house of worship: 5 weddings out of 14 weddings

Ceremony under a chuppah: 4/14

Wedding Reception Stats:

Reception at a special event venue: 4/14

Reception at a restaurant: 2/14

Reception in a hotel: 2/14

Reception in a barn: 2/14

Reception at Daughters of the American Revolution: 2/14

Reception at a Summer Camp: 1/14

Reception at Parents’ Home: 1/14 (If you are interested in planning a wedding at home, don’t forget that you can download my free e-book The Elegant At Home Wedding.)

Wedding Location Stats:

Wedding at a venue where Bellwether Events had never worked before: 6/14

Weddings with a separate location for ceremony and reception: 5/14

Weddings not in DC, Maryland or Virginia: 2/14

Wedding Couple and Guest Stats:

Average attendance: 126 guests

Weddings with kids attending: 11/14

Weddings with no wedding party: 2/14

Wedding Couple Stats:

Couples who did a first look: 8/14

Time couples spent working with me: 7 months

Brides who wore a long, one-piece traditional dress: 11/14

Brides who wore 2 pieces, including a sari: 2/14

Brides who wore color or a pattern, including a sari: 2/14

Wedding Entertainment & Detail Stats:

Weddings with long head tables: 7/14

Weddings with wedding cakes: 10/14

Weddings with DJs: 6/14

Weddings with Bands: 8/14

Those are my wedding planning stats for the year. What stats are the most help to you or the most interesting?

What are you struggling with in planning you wedding? I’d love to hear from you and help you! Email me at [email protected]

Top photo by Kurstin Roe Photography. Bottom photo by brother of bride on an iPhone 🙂