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Wedding Planners & Consultants – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 7299  |  NAICS 812990

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Wedding Planners  (view report)
Wedding Services  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Grimes & Associates, Inc.
VOWS Magazine

Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for independent bridal salons and wedding consultants, with topics covered in various issues including business operations, design and product trends, effective merchandising and displays, consumer shopping trends and preferences, marketing ideas, social media strategies, and new product updates. Selected articles can be viewed free online.

Association of Bridal Consultants
Wedding Planner Magazine / view-recent-issues

Quarterly publication provides news and information for industry professionals, with content sections in each issue of the magazine including feature articles, "Real Weddings" profiles, "Ask the Experts" column, industry best practices, master planner/vendor profiles, association and member news, and conference and trade event coverage. Current issue of the magazine is only available to subscribers.

Library of Congress Research Guide
Wedding Industry Research

Research guide provides an overview of the industry and its various segments, with content sections including introductory overview, component service segments, sources for statistical data, additional reading sources including selected articles, consumer magazines, online news sources, reports, and books, and selected trade associations and commercial websites. Publication is available free online.

Demographic Intelligence
U.S. Wedding Forecast

Subscription-based annual publication provides a detailed analysis of marriage trends in the U.S. on a prospective basis, with data provided in the report including detailed projections for U.S. weddings by the respective participants' age, gender, race, ethnicity, education, and income extending out over the next twenty-four months and projected total U.S. weddings extending out over the next ten years.

The Wedding Report
Reports available from this organization include:

Wedding Market Statistics - Full Item Summary Report / sample-report
Free market report provides number of weddings, average spending, and total sales for 59 products
and services in ten categories (e.g., attire and accessories, beauty and spa, flowers and decorations, gifts/favors, invitations, jewelry, photographer/video, planner/consultant, venue, catering, and rentals, entertainment) for user-defined markets (e.g., national, state, metropolitan area, county, or zip code).

Planner/Consultant Market Report / sample-report
Statistical report provides number of weddings, average spending per wedding, total sales, spending distribution details, and spending by number of guests range for planner/consultant services by type of services provided (e.g., a la carte services, for getting started, full service, month of direction, day- of coordinator) for user-defined markets (e.g., national, state, metropolitan area, county, or zip code).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Wedding Consulting, Planning, and Arranging Services  Search for "812990" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Wedding Consulting, Planning, and Arranging Services  Search for "812990" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Wedding Planners & Services
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Wedding Planning

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions employed by firms in this service sector, with positions for which salary or hourly rate data is provided including wedding planner, wedding coordinator, event planner, event planner assistant, event coordinator, social media manager, marketing coordinator, graphic designer, floral designer, executive chef, florist, and caterer.

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Wedding Consulting, Planning, and Arranging  Search for "812990" to see available reports

Five-year income statement analysis provides officer compensation, salaries, wages, and benefits in dollars and as a percentage of sales by sales size range for firms that assist their clients in planning, organizing, and managing their weddings, with services provided ranging from full coordination of all aspects of the ceremony and reception to day-of services limited to coordination of activities that day.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for public and private company sales transactions by SIC or NAICS Code. These databases provide detailed information for sales transactions including sales price and terms, purchase price allocation, target financial data, and deal-derived valuation multiples. Sample reports can be viewed free online.

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