Tying the knot: Rising disposable income will boost industry demand

Increasing acceptance of cohabitation has caused more couples to postpone their nuptials over the past five years to 2018, posing a challenge to the Wedding Services industry. Slowly changing social norms have dragged down the marriage rate over the past several decades, which has pressured industry revenue growth. While rising wedding budgets have translated to higher overall industry revenue, heightened competition has hindered revenue per operator. Over the past five years, the barriers to entry for operators in this industry have decreased as more couples find vendors through the internet. Over the five years to 2023, industry demand will continue to be pressured by the declining marriage rate, which is expected to decrease...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Limited demand conditions have, however, translated to lower revenue per operator
  • Couples can choose to get married in a less expensive location than their hometown, or even in a foreign country
  • Longer engagements due to changing social norms will limit the number of marriages
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Wedding Services industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. The industry's contribution to the economy, measured as industry value added (IVA), is forecast to rise at an annualized rate of 1.5% over the 10 years to 2023. Comparatively, GDP is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 2.2%. Typically, IVA growth that is relatively in line with GDP growth is indicative of a mature industry. While the economy is anticipated to slightly outpace the industry over the period, marriage remains a significant tradition in many Americans' lives, despite a declining marriage rate. The average amount of money spent per wedding is forecast to increase over the 10 years to 2023, as rising disposable income support consumer wallets...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wedding Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wedding Services Industry are

  • Provide services to high income individuals
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Marriage rate in the Wedding Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Wedding Services Industry?

    This industry is broadly defined to include wedding day service providers, apparel retailers and venues. Wedding coordinators are also included as they carry many responsibilities on the day of the event. The industry does not include honeymoon expenses.

    Industry Products
  • Ceremony and reception venues
  • Food and drink services
  • Attire and accessories
  • Photography
  • Flowers
  • Coordinators
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing wedding planning
  • Providing ceremony and reception hosting
  • Providing wedding catering
  • Providing wedding apparel retailing
  • Providing wedding photography
  • Providing flower arranging
  • Providing jewelry design and retailing
  • Providing town car and limousine rental
  • Providing live or recorded music performances
  • Providing hair and make-up application
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Marriage rate
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
  • Technology creates competition
  • A big commitment
  • Cutting back
  • Do-it-yourself
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • An aging tradition
  • Time is money
  • Table: Wedding Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wedding Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beauty, Cosmetics & Fragrance Stores
  • Camera Stores
  • Car Rental
  • Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling
  • Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling
  • Truck Rental
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Ceremony and reception venues
  • Food and drink services
  • Attire and accessories
  • Other
  • Photography
  • Flowers
  • Coordinators
  • Chart: Wedding Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers under 25
  • Consumers over 45
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wedding Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wedding Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wedding Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wedding Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Wedding Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Marriage rate (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Destination Wedding
  • A marriage ceremony or reception 200 or more miles away from where the couple lives and at least 80.0% of guests require overnight accommodations.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers who complete tasks and projects on their own that would generally be outsourced to a business or service provider.
  • Officiant
  • An officiating priest or minister.
  • Wedding Vendor
  • A company that provides services on the day of the marriage ceremony or reception.
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