A study by Minted has found out how much it can take an average of 22 full days. Finding the perfect venue took the most time, as expected. The top items couples would do differently is the photographer, wedding coordinator and venue. The message, choose wisely.
Engaged couples spend an enormous amount of time planning their weddings, study finds
Originally published on February 21, 2019 for Fox News
A modern wedding now takes an incredible 528 hours — or 22 full days — of planning, from engagement to the big day, according to new data.
A study looking into the wedding planning habits and behaviors of 2,000 Americans who have had a wedding in the last year uncovered the most time-consuming parts of the entire wedding planning process, and found that the average engaged person spends 12 hours a week planning their wedding.
The average engaged American will find themselves in wedding planning mode over the course of 11 months, or 44 weeks, logging 528 hours of planning from engagement to the big day.
It turns out that finding the perfect venue came in as the top time-consuming activity, with a quarter of those surveyed admitting that this was the most challenging and tedious part of the process.
The average couple studied said they had four disagreements along the way, and even a few tears.
What are the wedding elements couples are prone to disagree about? For a quarter of those surveyed (25 percent) finding the right venue was a source of contention. Eighteen percent of engaged couples also clashed about arranging the catering, another 19 percent disagreed over who would be in the wedding party.
But not all clashed during the wedding planning process. Turns out nearly a quarter (23 percent) had zero disagreements with their partner as they planned their big day.
Although the majority of recently married couples were happy and excited while wedding planning, there were some things that people would change about their big day. The top items wedding couples would do differently were choice of photographer, venue, and wedding planner.
See more details and data from the Minted study by going to Engaged Couples Spend an Enormous Amount of Time Planning Their Weddings, Study Finds.