Wednesday, April 6, 2005

American Weddings By The Numbers

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’re going to be a blushing bride this season, you may want to know how you stack up against the competition.

Wedding experts at have released stats on today’s engaged couples, and if you’re one of them, there’s a good chance you didn’t meet your fiance at a gym.

Editors say only one percent of engaged couples meet their fiance on the treadmill.

Other ball and chain stats include...

  • The average honeymoon costs $3,758.

  • 16 percent of brides plan to drop 20 pounds for their wedding day; 51 percent of grooms plan to lose some weight too.

  • 18 percent of brides would love plastic surgery before their wedding day – if they could afford it.

  • The average engagement ring is 1.4 carats.

  • Finally, 72 percent of brides say their fiance’s wedding proposal was “perfect” but 17 percent wish it had been “more romantic.”

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