Engagement Statistics

Who doesn't enjoy some engagement statistics? I came across this article the other day and found it pretty interesting.  Now, keep in mind that I am a wedding photographer and I LOVE all things wedding related.  I am also quite nerdy and love numbers and statistics so combining engagements and statistics is right up my alley! 

With over 10.000 people surveyed here is what they found as the most popular days to get engaged:

#1 Christmas Eve- Almost one-third of couples surveyed 31%

#2 Valentines Day- 22%

#3 New Years Eve- 18%

#4 On the anniversary of the day the couple met- 11%

#5 Birthday- 9%

#6 Christmas Day- 7%

So, ladies and gents if you're still waiting for your proposal don't fret there is still a pretty decent probability your man or lady will still pop the big question in the next month or so!  You've heard of wedding season right? Typically during the summer and fall months. Well, we are in the middle of engagement season! The winter months are the most popular months to get engaged! I, myself, got engaged in November.  November 11th, 2010 to be exact.  

Another statistic I found quite interesting was the number of women who said they would propose.  21% of women said they would be courageous enough to propose while 79% said they would not.  

Plenty of other fun engagement statistics ranging from the perceived best date to propose to the best plan to propose are included in the article! Feel free to check it out!

Source: http://www.chillisauce.co.uk

Completion Schedule Stats | 2015

Alright folks it's that time of the year again that I post my completion schedule stats for the year!  Just when I thought last year's stats were quite impressive, my 2015 stats make 2014 look weak.   As some of you know, I am one of those people that after having my photos taken I would prefer to have them completed and posted instantaneously.  I know this is not realistic and I promise, the photographers I work with for my personal photos can attest to this, I wait patiently, never ever sending that "Hey are my photos done?" email.  But, that doesn't mean I don't still wish they'd be done instantly.  With that kind of mind set I try to get my work done ASAP for my clients.  Always with that in mind here are my 2015 completion schedule or turnaround time stats (whatever you crazy kids prefer to call them):

2015 Stats:

Shortest turnaround time for a wedding: TWO weeks FIVE days (I'm pretty darn proud of this one! I wish I could do that for every wedding)

Longest turnaround time for a wedding: SIX weeks, which in my opinion isn't too shabby!  Either way I look at it all my weddings were completed TEN WEEKS OR MORE ahead of the scheduled time frame.  Please excuse me while I brush off my shoulders and take a bow ;)

Shortest turnaround time for a session: ONE day 

Longest turnaround time for a session: THREE weeks, I blame fall haha. Just kidding fall, I still love you!  It gets crazy shooting from sunrise to sunset on several occasions in the month of October alone! Still three weeks isn't the worst I've heard out there, but it doesn't impress me none.  This may be on the goal sheet for 2016; find solution to crazy amount of fall shoots!

 

Just for a little comparison here are the 2014 Stats:

Shortest turnaround time for a wedding: FOUR weeks

Longest turnaround time for a wedding: TWELVE weeks, still ahead of schedule just like I prefer it. 

If you're still reading at this point and are curious about my 2014 turnaround times for sessions...I don't remember.  I can blame baby brain, but if I had to guess I would say they were pretty similar to 2015. 

The Winter Wedding Show 2015

 

Press Release:  

 

Area’s largest Wedding Show set for Jan. 22-23

 

Green Bay (December 9, 2015) – Northeast Wisconsin’s largest and most prestigious wedding show will be at Shopko Hall, Green Bay on January 22 & 23.  The Wedding Show – Winter Edition is produced by PMI Entertainment Group.  Prospective brides, grooms and anyone interested in weddings will get their fill with more than 180 exhibitors!

The show offers the latest in photography, invitations, decorations and accessories.  There’s no guess work in wedding desserts because you get to taste scrumptious wedding cakes and trendy bakery items.  You’ll see an array of floral bouquets to choose from and hear a variety of music options to entertain your guests. 

Friday night is VIP Night featuring the Bride’s Cake Dive.  Attendees will have a chance to participate in the cake dive and win great prizes.  Bridal makeovers will also be offered on Friday.

Saturday features wedding trend seminars throughout the day as industry experts mentor brides on the latest trends.  Fashion Shows will be at 11am and 1pm where actual brides will showcase beautiful dresses and modern bridal party needs.

What:  The Wedding Show 

When:  Friday, January 22, 5pm – 9pm   Cake Dive at 8pm

             Saturday, January 23, 9am–3pm   Fashion Shows at 11am and 1pm

Where:  Shopko Hall, 1901 South Oneida Street, Green Bay

Tickets:  Save $2 on advance tickets ($8 advance) available at the Resch Center box office or online at WeddingShowGreenBay.com until January 21.  Admission is $10 at the door.