Overview

Tying the knot: Higher consumer spending power will benefit the industry

IBISWorld’s Wedding Services Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Wedding Services industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$76bn
Annual Growth
12-17
2.8%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
1,162,158
Business
315,844

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher incomes and larger savings will enable couples to spend more on weddings
  • Many couples save money with destination weddings
  • Longer engagements and cohabitation will continue to delay nuptials
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, many economic and consumer trends acted against the Wedding Services industry. High unemployment reduced budgets for weddings and led to postponed nuptials; many individuals returned to school during the downturn. In addition, longer engagements, cohabitation before marriage and a higher average marriage age all became more acceptable, pushing the marriage rate down. Although some of these trends will linger, nuptials that were postponed will finally be planned and consumer spending on weddings will grow.

    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry have declined drastically over the past five years with the advent of inexpensive targeted marketing options online, such as Facebook and Pinterest. While vendors used to rely on expensive advertising in local and national magazines to attract clients, they now have a plethora of low-price options to use. The decreased cost of reaching the consumer has enabled many small businesses to enter into the industry.

    Existing vendors still benefit from reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations. However, the wide variety of services and markets make it possible for new operators to start out, albeit with a much smaller consumer base. The

    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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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wedding Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wedding Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Wedding Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Marriage rate (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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    This report on Wedding Services:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Wedding Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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