Archive for May 2019

How much does a wedding cake cost?

wedding cake cost

A wedding cake can be a work of art, a gleaming monument to the beauty of your love. Or it can crash and burn, immortalized in YouTube infamy for eternity (see video above). The first question most couples have is: how much does a wedding cake cost? According a survey of 12,000 recently married couples…

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Financial advice for newlyweds

financial advice for newlyweds

Financial stress can rip a marriage to shreds. It’s the second leading cause of divorce according to marriage.com. Although finances aren’t sexy, you can turn them into your marriage’s ally by following some sound advice. Set a budget You and your spouse may have different spending and investing habits. If not addressed, they can lead…

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Toasting etiquette has evolved

toasting etiquette

How times have changed! We came across an old etiquette guide from the 19th century called Dunbar’s Complete Handbook of Etiquette. In that era, toasting etiquette didn’t allow women to make toasts. Here’s an excerpt: Before the ‘healths’ (toasts) are drunk, the wedding cake should be cut and handed round. The order of the healths…

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The four most iconic wedding gowns of the past century

iconic wedding gowns

Let’s turn the clock back to the four most talked about weddings of the past one-hundred years. These weddings were notable for the celebrity and the elegance of each couple and the iconic wedding gowns worn by the brides. Kate Middleton Catherine (Kate) Middleton married Prince William on April 29th, 2011 wearing a gown designed…

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