How Weddings Have Changed Over 50 Yrs :)

Decorating By kakeladi Updated 7 Jul 2008 , 7:41pm by indydebi

kakeladi Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 9:07pm
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I found these facts & thought I'd share the infoicon_smile.gif
Each item is from 1958 vs 2008:
Annual # of weddings: 1.5 million vs. 2.4 million
Age of groom: 22 vs 28; Age of bride 20 vs 26
Life expectancy: man 57 vs 70; bride: 65 vs 78
Cost of renting tux: $5.50 vs $69.95
Cost of gown: $135 vs $1317
Style of gown: Princess lace, handmade by Belgian nuns vs Strapless and sexy
Cost of postage for invites: 4 cents vs 42 cents
cost of license (in No.Dakota) $1 vs $65
Trendy gift: corning ware cassrole $12.99 vs Nintendo Wii $399
First Dance song: "All I have to do is dream" Every Brothers vs "No One" Alicia Keys
Cost of honeymoon: $237 vs $3680
Honeymoon Destination: Niagrara Falls vs Hawaii
Number of children likely: 3.6 vs 2.1
Divorce Rate: 33% vs 50%
Likely getaway car: Chevy Impala convertible $2,700 vs Toyota Camry $18,570
Cost of a gallon of gas: 30 cents vs $3.80

Now for the most important figure (to usicon_smile.gif cost of a piece of cake: 35 cents vs $4.52

15 replies
sarahpierce Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 12:37pm
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That was fun to read. Thanks! icon_wink.gif

gateauxdamour Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 12:57pm
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My, how times have changed!

mgdqueen Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 1:10pm
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Number of Bridezillas 1 vs 1,000,000 icon_biggrin.gif

gottabakenow Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 1:17pm
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wow. thanks for sharing! 35 cents for a piece of cake... icon_surprised.gif

indydebi Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 1:21pm
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Originally Posted by mgdqueen

Number of Bridezillas 1 vs 1,000,000 icon_biggrin.gif




icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif hahahaha!!! LUV it!

Fewer parents in the family picture back them (more step families today).

Then: White cake with white icing, all tiers decorated the same. Now: Any flavor, any color any shape, any design!

2sdae Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 1:40pm
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and we should see the divorce cake numbers...betcha they didnt do too many of those in 1950s!
Of course there was less murdering too! icon_lol.gif

tonedna Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 1:46pm
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lol...I got the corning ware to prove it!..And I got marriedn in the 90's..I think it still on!

2sdae Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 1:56pm
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well I guess I cant complain besides my aunt who always gives crystal from Tiffany's to the Brides, I got money from everyone else. They all conspired to give us money so we could stash it away for a house down payment..I got married in 94. But I did get a wok set and small crock pot I never use from my mil for my birthday 2 years in a row! icon_rolleyes.gif

Adrianita Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 8:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kakeladi

I found these facts & thought I'd share the infoicon_smile.gif
Each item is from 1958 vs 2008:
Annual # of weddings: 1.5 million vs. 2.4 million
Age of groom: 22 vs 28; Age of bride 20 vs 26
Life expectancy: man 57 vs 70; bride: 65 vs 78
Cost of renting tux: $5.50 vs $69.95
Cost of gown: $135 vs $1317
Style of gown: Princess lace, handmade by Belgian nuns vs Strapless and sexy
Cost of postage for invites: 4 cents vs 42 cents
cost of license (in No.Dakota) $1 vs $65
Trendy gift: corning ware cassrole $12.99 vs Nintendo Wii $399
First Dance song: "All I have to do is dream" Every Brothers vs "No One" Alicia Keys
Cost of honeymoon: $237 vs $3680
Honeymoon Destination: Niagrara Falls vs Hawaii
Number of children likely: 3.6 vs 2.1
Divorce Rate: 33% vs 50%
Likely getaway car: Chevy Impala convertible $2,700 vs Toyota Camry $18,570
Cost of a gallon of gas: 30 cents vs $3.80

Now for the most important figure (to usicon_smile.gif cost of a piece of cake: 35 cents vs $4.52




Gas at $3.80??? where is that???!!! LOL

indydebi Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 9:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Adrianita

Gas at $3.80??? where is that???!!! LOL




As fast as it changes, it could have been just 20 minutes ago! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

kakeladi Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 1:15am
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Yep....Indydebi is right. Gas prices have changed sooooo much, so fast it's unreal icon_sad.gif I don't know when that was actually written up but was puplished in early JUne.

Tellis12 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 1:52am
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I wish I'd known where that gas was 20 min ago!! It's 4.09 here. Gross. A year ago it was a dollar cheaper! Love those numbers though. I wish I could charge over $4 for a slice of cake! In my dreams!

Lorendabug Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 2:31am
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I love it! 35cents a serving! Lets see that would make the cake that I am supposed to be pricing right now......$24.50! Ummm....yah I don't think so.

Bijoudelanuit Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 3:05pm
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http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2008/07/06/lisovicz.budget.weddings.cnn

Just saw this on Cnn.com... more advice towards fake cakes and kitchen sheets...

indydebi Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 7:41pm
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She says "....and the guests never know the difference!" Hmmmm. I'm sitting there eating cake and the 3 tier wedding cake is still sitting there it all it's glory, uncut and untouched? icon_confused.gif

Because around here, I've never seen a cake removed to the kitchen to be cut. Most folks would wonder what was going on and why it wasn't being cut right there like it always is.

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