I found some very interesting data sent to me by the Association of Bridal Consultants about the changes in weddings from today and 50 years ago. Yours for a fun read!
According to the AARP, they compiled these statistics:
Number of weddings: 1.5 million
Gown cost: $135
Bride’s age: 20
Groom’s age: 22
Slice of cake: $.35
Honeymoon cost: $237
Number of weddings: 2.4 million
Gown cost: $1,317
Bride’s age: 26
Groom’s age: 28
Slice of cake: $4.52
Honeymoon cost: $3,680
The most trendy gift in 1958 was a CorningWare casserole! Trendy? That is too funny. Today, the 2008 gift of choice is the Nintendo Wii game (now that’s a fun gift!).