This has probably been posted here sometime in the past, but it blew my mind: http://www.delish.com/food/g4325/wedding-cakes-evolution-100-years/?slide=16
Elvis and Priscilla's wedding cake in 1966 was 6 tiers and cost $3200. They say by today's economy, that would be roughly $22K!
thank you for posting this -- i love to see vintage things like this --
And brides think our current pricing is high! Everyone should keep this article around to show brides who bulk at ordering something over $200.