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Weddings: What to Know Before Attending and Hosting

Posted Friday, July 18, 2008

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Weddings: What to Know Before Attending and Hosting Wedding dress, $3,000. Rings, $5,000. The hall, the meal, the cake, $10,000. The cost of saying I DO? Astronomical. Weddings are big business. The average one costs $30,000. Some are so expensive, couples – or their parents -- are still paying for them years after a divorce. Then there are the guests. How much does one spend on a wedding gift? Can I bring my best friend as a date? Are you expected to send a gift if you can't attend? Weddings, what to know before attending or hosting one, on The Sound of Ideas.


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Sharon Naylor, Wedding Q&A Specialist, Author of over 30 wedding planning books
Bridget De Chagas, Recently wedded bride
David Rabinsky, Director of Social Catering, Cleveland Ritz Carlton

Additional Information

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Wedding Sitters Can Keep Kids Out of the Cake, by Sarah Crump, Plain Dealer Reporter - The World's Largest Archive of Bad Manners
Emily Post's Weddings
Is U.S. Economy Affecting Wedding Budgets? by Becky Scott, writer,
The Knot Survey Finds Average Wedding Costs Around $30,000, by Becky Scott, writer,

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