More wedding trivia for curious couples

wedding triviaWeddings are fascinating. Traditions and spending habits vary by culture, geography, and religion. We had tremendous feedback when we published a previous blog on wedding trivia, so we’re going to mine the rich trove of wedding trivia with even more wedding trivia for recently engaged couples.

Answers appear at the bottom of this blogpost:

How much does an average guest spend on a wedding gift?

  • $78
  • $88 
  • $98
  • $108

Who started the Western tradition of wearing a white wedding gown?

  • Queen Victoria 
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Mary Pickford

On average, how much will members of the wedding party spend on attire?

  • $160
  • $180
  • $200
  • $220

What is the national average catering cost per person at weddings?

  • $40
  • $50
  • $60
  • $70

What does the phrase “tying the knot” signify?

  • That lives become intertwined in a new, knotty relationship at marriage
  • That emotional grooms need to wear a necktie to control the knot they feel in their throat at the moment they speak their wedding vows
  • The unbreakable pledge between two persons in love that cannot be unraveled

How much does the average wedding spend on a band for the reception?

  • $1247
  • $2247
  • $3247
  • $4247 

What percentage of couples hire a DJ instead of a band for their wedding reception?

  • 46%
  • 56%
  • 66% 
  • 76%

Queen Victoria got married on February 10th, 1840, an illustrious union with Prince Albert.  How much did their wedding cake weigh?

  • 25 pounds
  • 50 pounds
  • 100 pounds
  • 300 pounds 

How much does an average, modern couple spend on their wedding cake?

  • $228
  • $328
  • $428
  • $528 

Ready for the answers?

How good is your wedding knowledge? Let’s find out! Here are the answers:

How much does an average guest spend on a wedding gift?

  • $88

Who started the Western tradition of wearing a white wedding gown?

  • Queen Victoria

On average, how much will members of the wedding party spend on attire?

  • $160 (plus $64 on accessories)

What is the national average catering cost per person at weddings?

  • $70

What does the phrase “tying the knot” signify?

  • The unbreakable pledge between two persons in love that cannot be unraveled

How much does the average wedding spend on a band for the reception?

  • $4247

What percentage of couples hire a DJ instead of a band for their wedding reception?

  • 66%

Queen Victoria got married on February 10th, 1840, an illustrious union with Prince Albert.  How much did their wedding cake weigh?

  • 300 pounds (it was 14 inches tall and 10 feet in circumference!)

How much does an average modern couple spend on their wedding cake?

  • $528

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