Top wedding city in the world

Top wedding city in the world?

Everyone loves a good wedding. But did you know that the most popular city for weddings hosts about 166.000 of them each year?

Top wedding city in the world?

I would have thought Las Vegas for sure, 114.000 weddings per year. However, the answer really surprised me.

The top wedding city in the world is……. beautiful Istanbul tops the list with 166.000 weddings a year.

Istanbul’s qualities position it as one of the most popular tourist cities in the world and make it an increasingly desired wedding destination.

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Some statistics (source)

  • $72 billion per year is spent on weddings
  • the average wedding budget is $20,000
  • $1,016 is the average cost of wedding rings for the bride and groom
  • traditionally, the father of the bride would pay for everything. Today, however, the bride and groom themselves pay for the wedding about 30 percent of the time; the bride’s parents pay about 17 percent of the time. As for the rest of the time, costs are covered by different sources — the bride and groom and one or both sets of parents, according to surveys by Bride’s magazine.
  • $19 billion per year is spent on wedding gift registries
  • $8 billion per year is spent on honeymoons
  • the average honeymoon budget is $3,657
  • over  91 percent of all to-be-weds register for gifts. The couple receives gifts from an average of 200 guests
  • most wedding guests spend between $70 and $100 on a gift

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