Number of New Jersey weddings to increase, and more NJ marriage stats

Did you know that, according to research from The Wedding Report, there will be an estimated 44,744 weddings in the Garden State in 2013, with an average cost of $36,114? The number of weddings in New Jersey over the next few years is projected to rise to 48,133 in 2018 (though the average spending remains around the same at $36,970). View the graph for more details or visit www.theweddingreport.com.

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We’ve also been in touch with the New Jersey Center for Health Statistics to confirm that in 2012, there were 44,058 marriages and 582 civil unions that took place in New Jersey. Want to know how that breaks down for each NJ county?  View the data below:

  • Atlantic – 1,842
  • Bergen – 4,305
  • Burlington – 1,962
  • Camden – 2,364
  • Cape May – 1,288
  • Cumberland – 788
  • Essex – 4,196
  • Gloucester – 1,176
  • Hudson – 3,705
  • Hunterdon – 633
  • Mercer – 1,502
  • Middlesex – 3,266
  • Monmouth – 3,535
  • Morris – 2,227
  • Ocean – 2,880
  • Passaic – 2,452
  • Salem – 339
  • Somerset – 1,654
  • Sussex – 800
  • Union – 2,783
  • Warren – 359
  • Military – 2

NJWedding.com , New Jersey's Wedding Planning ResourceWhat do these numbers mean for your wedding business?  Do you understand the current wedding and marriage trends in New Jersey (and New York and Pennsylvania) and how it affects the wedding marketplace in the entire region? Have you read any of the reports about the “state of marriage” from the National Marriage Project? Are you aware of the opportunities to reach couples in various parts of the Garden State (as well as NY and PA)? We’d love to hear your feedback, and how your business is preparing for newly engaged couples in 2014, 2015 and beyond. Please leave a comment below, or email us directly at info@njwedding.com.

– Erik and Beth Kent, Co-Publishers, NJWedding.com

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