The wedding business has been in operation for a very long time. After centuries of weddings, many would assume that weddings tend to follow a traditional pattern, right? Wrong!

Just like any other industry, the wedding industry experiences its fair share of trends and irregularities. As new generations make their way the aisle, we begin to see the ways in which they shape the world around themselves. Currently, the millennial generation is causing the greatest amount of change within the wedding business.

In this article we will discuss some of the latest trends that completely surprised our content specialists here at Rent Letters. All of the following facts and statistics are provided via Wedding Wire’s 2018 Newlywed Report.

Ideal Dates

A wedding marks a major milestone in a person’s life. However, there are several other milestones to note along the way to the final big day. This year, we saw the following dates rise above the rest in popularity:

  • Christmas Day: The most common day of the year to propose.
  • October 7: The single most popular day of 2017 on which couples said ‘I do’.
  • 1985: This is the average birth year of couples that were wed in 2017, making their age to be 32 years old.

Big Shifts

In terms of change, the greatest differences that were recorded in the past year are as follows:

  • Wedding Season: Typically, we assume the month of June to be the most popular month in which people choose to get married. However, this past year approximately 40% of all couples decided to have their wedding in the fall. The month of October has now taken the lead as the most popular month to get married in.
  • Tech Bans: Wedding Wire reports that 25% of all couples married in 2017 specifically requested that their guests “unplug” for the duration of their big day. Many feel that this break from technology enhances the experience for everyone in attendance.
  • Original Arrangements: It is becoming more and more common for couples to have nontraditional music incorporated into their wedding ceremony. This past year 40% of respondents stated that they included unique musical selections in their ceremony.