Quick wedding statistics to calm your curiosity

In honor of the month of December I wanted to recap the year with some wedding statistics. You see December is the most popular month to pop the question, accounting for one out of every five engagements.

wedding statistics
wedding statistics

The following stats are from Elegant Bride Magazine:
4-6 {months} prior to a destination wedding to send Save-the-Dates
8: Minimum place settings to register for
3-4 {stores} to visit before purchasing your wedding gown
2 {minutes} for the ideal toast
50 guests per usher at the ceremony
50 guests per bathroom at your wedding venue
30-40 guests per waiter at your reception
10 guests can be seated at a 60 inch round table
2.5-3 {square feet} per guest for the appropriate size dance floor
3 {swimsuits} to pack for a beach honeymoon
60 to 85 optimal degrees for an outdoor wedding {I think 85 might be pushing it here in Atlanta!}
1.5 {feet} in a typical chapel length train

Here’s some other stats I found while researching:
12% of couples get married in a garden or park
17% of couples have a formal wedding
31% of couples will use a banquet hall for their reception
39% of couples risk Continue reading

Is updating your Facebook status to married at the alter proper etiquette?

Have you heard about what Dana Hanna did right before the pastor said, “You may now kiss the bride?” Technically it’s correct etiquette since he waited until it was official to update his status.  Read below:

facebook etiquetteDuring his wedding ceremony, Dana Hanna whipped out his mobile device and not only changed his relationship status to married on Facebook, but also sent out a tweet announcing that the couple had become man and wife.  The pastor  announced to everyone what was going on as he did it and got a big chuckle. The whole scene was captured on tape and posted to YouTube, so you too can check out the non-traditional altar activities of the newlyweds.

Here is the most appropriate guide I have found to date for Facebook status update etiquette from Time Magazine:

There are six relationship categories Facebook users can choose from: single, in a relationship, engaged, married, it’s complicated, and in an open relationship. (Users can decline to list a status, but Facebook estimates that roughly 60% of its users do, with “single” and “married” the most common statuses.) The first four categories are Continue reading

Wedding rings too expensive to give out at Halloween?

halloween wedding ring lost
Ring lost in halloween candy

After handing out the Halloween candy for the night a woman in Cincinatti discovered she gave out more than she expected. Her wedding ring had slipped off into one of ths kids bags. Here is the story from WWLT Cincinatti:

Elizabeth Olson , “I think that what happened is, I was tossing candy into pillow cases and buckets, that it just slid out, along with the treats,” Olson said. “The ring was pretty sentimental. It had three diamonds, and when he gave it to me, he said, ‘One was for yesterday, one for today, and one for tomorrow.'”

However, it’s now days later and the ring still hasn’t turned up. Olson is asking neighbors to keep an eye out for it. She’s been going online, using a local newsletter to get the word out. But so far, no luck. “I’ve had five expressions of sympathy, but no expressions of, ‘I’ve got the ring,’ so we’re still hopeful,” Olson said.

As the Halloween decorations start to come down, she’s wondering if it will ever turn up. “I have a co-worker who said, ‘My kids, we just eat it as it comes, and it might be Easter by the time we get to the bottom of the bag.’ So I don’t know at what point you kind of give up hope,” Olson said.

Olson said she was dreading telling her husband and didn’t let him know until the next afternoon that it was missing. She said that he wasn’t mad, he felt pretty bad for her, and he has been brainstorming ideas to try to track it down.

They may hit the neighborhood with a metal detector, too, just in case it slipped off somewhere while they were walking.
http://www.wlwt.com/news/21506790/detail.html

Horrible wedding & engagement rings & articles

After exploring the wonderful blogging world on wedding and engagement I discovered something.  Their were many blogs that seemed to be run by robots making posts.  Here’s a quick example of a post that makes no senes to me.  I promise this blog will be relevant and not written by someone in a foreign country or out of touch with reality.

Wondering the online stores aimlessly for your memorable marriage ceremony ring and jewelry are standard but intended things. Before a wedding ceremony for your engagement you also have to find that perfect engagement ring for your beloved and the enormously job is not as well simple. It is because tough as the multiplicity of your nuptials ring. Immediately there are lots of websites and online shops’ catalogue that be capable of help you for sure. Since you will necessitate to search for the model and most superlative items for your juncture you will as well visit all the local shops and outlets too.

As you have tons of options in covering of your wedding dress, similarly you know how to have lots of options for having a wedding ring. Choosing a garments is trying and choosing a wedding ring is drastically greater than trying than that. Between all individuals options there will be a alternative of vintage marriage ring since your vintage nuptials dress. If you cherish collecting vintage items them you can choose for a vintage nuptials ring except not a well-designed and modern-day chick looking platinum marriage ceremony ring for your wedding ceremony.

One feature you have to venerate that even though taking this category of ring you have to have the money feature because the rings be capable of be tagged expensively. Hence you have to loosen your financial plan previous buying one. A vintage diamond ring is well-designed and superlative for the circumstance you are organizing for a other duration experience.

You will require to take up some circumstance to explore for it. Of process the best condition will be that you know how to attain the rings you want from your parents. They may retain rings which they bought forty years ago. It will be proportioned greater than best if you are going to wear the wedding dress your mother old at what time she got married! You should try to discuss as well as your parents to this end. As a result carefully desire your vintage marriage ring.

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That was horrible wasn’t it?  I doubt anybody wants to read these a blog like this so I will avoid it.

Of course I consider the JK Wedding Dance a part of wedding noise that is completely acceptable.

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