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June Weddings

June 16, 2014

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Profile America — Monday, June 16th. For centuries, the month of June has been the most popular choice for weddings. One of the purported reasons was that some hundreds of years ago, this time was just after May's annual bath, so the happy couple and the guests were about as clean as could be hoped. With the ensuing advances in plumbing and overall hygiene, dressy weddings are readily staged year round, from simple civil ceremonies and backyard or back-to-nature vows, to elaborate church functions. Each year, there are some 2.1 million weddings across the nation. Americans are marrying at older ages — the median age at first marriage for women is now almost 27 years old, up five years since 1980. Men are now an average age of 29 when they first take their vows. Profile America is in its 17th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources:
http://bridetide.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-is-june-most-popular-wedding-month.html
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff01.html


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: May 19, 2014