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Wedding trivia for recently engaged couples

wedding triviaAmerican mating rituals are endlessly fascinating. If you’re in the early stages of planning your wedding, you’ll get a big kick out of some wedding trivia. In fact, you’ll find this info helpful.

Answers appear at the bottom of this blogpost.

What is the most popular destination wedding location?

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Hawaii
  3. Des Moines, Iowa
  4. Bethel Alaska

In what month do most couples get engaged?

  1. February
  2. December
  3. May
  4. July

What percentage of engaged couples create a wedding website?

  1. 62%
  2. 72%
  3. 82%
  4. 92%

What was the first store to offer a bridal registry?

  1. Macy’s
  2. Tiffany’s
  3. Marshall Fields
  4. Sears and Roebucks

What is the average age of brides?

  1. 28
  2. 29
  3. 30
  4. 31

What is the average age of grooms?

  1. 31
  2. 32
  3. 33
  4. 34

What percentage of women keep their name when they get married?

  1. 10%
  2. 20%
  3. 30%
  4. 40%

What percentage of marriages were interracial in 1967?

  1. 3%
  2. 7%
  3. 13%
  4. 17%

By 2015, what percentage of marriages were interracial?

  1. 3%
  2. 7%
  3. 13%
  4. 17%

Who wrote the popular wedding song, “Here comes the bride”?

  1. Elton John
  2. Burt Bacharach
  3. Richard Wagner
  4. Cole Porter

On average, what percentage of the total cost of a wedding does a modern couple pay themselves?

  1. 20%
  2. 30%
  3. 40%
  4. 50%

What percentage of couples do a bouquet toss?

  1. 50%
  2. 60%
  3. 70%
  4. 80%

Which element in a wedding creates the most fun?

  1. Music
  2. Photo Booth
  3. Decor lighting
  4. All of the above

Wedding trivia answers

[Drum roll] … get ready for the shocking answers!

What is the most popular destination wedding location?  Las Vegas, Nevada. Okay … maybe that one is not so shocking.

In what month do most couples get engaged? December is by far the most popular month with 16% of the engagements, followed by May and July with 9% each.

What percentage of engaged couples create a wedding website?  62%.

What was the first store to offer a bridal registry? Way back in 1924, Marshall-Fields pioneered bridal registries.

What is the average age of brides? 31

What is the average age of grooms? 33

What percentage of women keep their name when they get married? 20%.

What percentage of marriages were interracial in 1967? 3%.

By 2015, what percentage of marriages were interracial? 17%.

Who wrote the popular wedding song, “Here comes the bride”? Richard Wagner, who included it in his 1850 opera, Lohengrin. Ironically, the song is sung in the opera AFTER the wedding, not before, as you can see in the excerpt below.

On average, what percentage of the total cost of a wedding do millennial couples pay themselves? 40%.

What percentage of couples do a bouquet toss? 50%.

Which element in a wedding creates the most fun?

  1. Music
  2. Photo Booth
  3. Decor lighting
  4. All of the above

All of the above … because entertainment makes the event.  DJ Delights provides all three, beginning with dance-floor-packing DJ entertainment; photo booth, which engages guests in even more fun when they’re not dancing; and decor lighting to create the perfect ambience.

[SOURCE: Wedding Wire; the New York Times; Loverly.]