I read an article by Betsy Towner, and she had some interesting statistics regarding weddings. She compared the years 1958 and 2008. Here’s what she found:

Tux rental in 1958 was $5.50 today $69.50

Postage for invitations in 1958 was 3-4 cents today it’s .42 cents

Divorce rate was 33% in 1958, today its 50%

A Trendy gift in 1958,  corning ware casserole dish at $12.95 , today it’s Nintendo WII at $399

Cost of the Honeymoon in 1958 was $237, today it’s $3,680

The likely getaway car in 1958 was a Chevy Impala convertable $2,700 – today it’s a Toyota Camry $18,570

Honeymoon destination was Niagra Falls in 1958, and today it’s Hawaii

A piece of cake per guest, was 35 cents, in 1958, and today it $4.52

Annual Weddings in 1958 was 1.5 million, and today it’s 2.4 millon

Gallon of gas in 1958 was 30 cents, today it’s $3.80

Age of marriage for women in 1958 was 20, and today it’s 26

Age of marriage for men in 1958 was 22, and today it’s 28

Annual Income for women in 1958 was $1,572 and today it’s $30,719

Annual income for men in 1958 was $2,396 and today it’s $34,167

Number of children in 1958 was 3.6, and today it’s 2.3

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