Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Lot Can Change in 50 Years

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Last night, while reading my Dialogue (the Association of Bridal Consultants' newsletter), I came across some really interesting statistics taken from the June bulletin of The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).  Their story on comparing weddings from 50 years ago to today reported eye-opening figures which not only supported the well-known facts that weddings cost a lot more now and divorce rates are higher, but also showed that brides and grooms are about 30% older, couples are having 42% fewer children and the life expectancy of men (while still lower than women) has grown an exciting 14%! 

Take a look:

1 comment:

It's A Jaime Thing said...

How cool to look back...it's so interesting, isn't it?

I actually guest blogged about something similar, on the Wishpot Wedding Blog - only it was about a wedding newspaper article my sister found from 1944, while pulling up the floors in her house - with interesting info and some stats done on college girls, and how many in each year were engaged.

Anyhow, you can check it out if you want, the link to it is on my blog...just go to:

www.justjaime28.wordpress.com

Scroll down a bit, it's called "A Lesson On Love" from 1944.

Enjoy, and keep up your great blog posts, I love your blog!!!

-Jaime

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