Each month, PAX breaks down the stats, facts and figures that shape Canada’s travel industry. Here, we dive deep into the numbers behind destination weddings.
Tying the knot
14 – the percentage of Canadian couples who plan to get married abroad. In 2015, this figure represented 22,445 of the 160,324 Canadian couples who wed that year.
10,000 – the average price (in Canadian dollars) of a destination wedding. Compared to the average cost of a traditional wedding – more than $30,000 and increasing! – a destination wedding can be a good deal!
25 – the percentage of couples who will get married in a destination wedding between November and April. With these months bookending the traditional winter travel season in Canada, many seem to be opting for sun destinations to tie the knot!
129 – the average number of guests at a wedding in Canada. While destination weddings tend to be smaller, agents can still cash in on group bookings.
8.8 – the average number of days Canadian newlyweds will honeymoon for. Travel agents, take note – 66 per cent of brides say they will opt for all-inclusive resorts, while 21 per cent are considering a cruise.
This article originally appeared in the February print edition of PAX magazine.
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