2018 Intimate Wedding Market Report (budgets of $1,000 or less)
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The 2018 Intimate Wedding Market Report is 48 full-color pages and includes unbiased wedding statistics and bridal research from real brides and grooms from around the world who spent $1,000 or less on their 2017 elopement or intimate wedding, not including the honeymoon.
At Splendid Insights, we present real wedding budgets in six segments:
- Intimate ($1000 or less)
- Economical ($1,100 - $10,000)
- Standard ($11,000 - $30,000)
- Premium ($31,000 - $95,000)
- Luxury ($96,000 - $500,000)
- Ultra Luxury ($500,000 or greater)
By not simply lumping real wedding budgets into two categories (average wedding cost and luxury wedding cost), these segments paint a more accurate picture of what couples who are spending different amounts value and are looking for in their wedding planning process.
Wedding Market Reports are delivered in PDF format as an immediate digital download.
The 2017 Intimate Wedding Market Report survey participants include people living in countries around the world, including, but not limited to:
- Africa, including Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa
- North America, including the United States, Canada and Mexico
- Central America and the Caribbean
- South America, including Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina
- South Asia, including India and Pakistan
- Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines
- East Asia, including China, Japan, and Hong Kong
- Central Asia, including Russia
- Australia and New Zealand
- Europe, including the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, and Germany
- Middle East, including Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel
The results in this report are based on data from completed submissions of a continuous online survey conducted by Splendid Insights from January 15 - December 15, 2017. The sample was comprised of 16,071 male, female, and non-binary individuals age 16 and older who married in 2017.
Survey participants were reached via the extensive international network of professionals, suppliers, merchants, and media publishers that Splendid Insights has developed, both within and outside the global wedding industry. Participation eligibility was available to any person who legally married in 2017, regardless of country of residence, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, or income level.
Four generational cohorts are represented in this report: Baby Boomers (born 1943-1960), Generation X (born 1961-1978), Millennials (born 1979-2000), and Generation Z (born 2001 or later).
For this report, marriage relationship types were defined as heterosexual, same-sex, or “other” (in which at least one partner identifies as non-binary).
The survey was administered in English and all currency was denoted in U.S. dollars.
No incentive was offered to participants for completion of this survey. Incentive was offered to the international network of non-wedding and wedding-related professionals, suppliers, merchants, and media publishers who shared the survey with their communities.
The length of the data collection timeframe and large sample size allowed for more accurate segmentation.
The margin of error for the Global Wedding Market Report is +/- 1.1% with a 99% confidence level. The margin of error is larger for results based on segmentations of the Global Wedding Market Report, but never exceeds +/- 4.01% with a 95% confidence level.
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