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Wedding Planners and Consultants

SIC 7299 | NAICS 812990

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Wedding Planners  (view report)
Wedding Services  (view report)

Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.

Consumer Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Association of Bridal Consultants
Wedding Planner Magazine

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 and archived issues are available to subscribers only.

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).


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Wedding Consulting, Planning, and Arranging  Search for "812990"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Wedding Planners
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenues for firms that assist their clients in planning, organizing, and managing their weddings, with services provided ranging from full coordination services covering all aspects of the ceremony and reception to day-of coordination services limited to coordinating activities that day.

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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"

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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