BY THE NUMBERS
grooms who have the actual rock in their hand when they pop the question (81% on bended knee).
Average cost of a wedding dress. (Number of seconds spent picturing its debut down the aisle: 8,204,203 .)
months the average groom spends shopping for the engagement ring. (If the bride isn’t involved, subtract two weeks.)
88% months before the wedding most brides buy their dress.
wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and rings you can browse right now on the Wedding LookBook by The Knot app (on iTunes.com). One bride viewed 1,132 dresses in a day. A record!
“Will you marry me?”
grooms who actually say the words,
2 3 out of
weddings that are semiformal. Makes sense: It works anytime of day, whether you’re having a loft party or country-club fete.
Find out more about how other Knotties wed at TheKnot.com/realweddings
boxed rings: antonis achilleos; couple: acres of hope photography; long-sleeve dress: Maria Valentino/ MCV Photo; sleeveless dress: Laura Ivanova Photography