Spend per guest has increased (from $194 in 2009 to $268 in 2017), while guest count has decreased (from 149 in 2009 to 136 in 2017)
With the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States in 2015, weddings among the L.G.B.T.Q. community have been on the rise. Nearly 3 percent of all weddings in the country are for a same-sex couple, according to the Wedding Report
August 18, 2018. An average of 136 guests per wedding will attend this weekend’s celebrations. Each of those estimated 3.9 million guests will, on average, spend $261 on the event.