Friday, July 28, 2006

WEDDING OF THE WEEK From the St. Paul Pioneer Press:
"You may now kiss the bride" is going to a whole new level with Stephanie Harasyn and JJ LaBouliere.

The 20-year-olds met as high school juniors about four years ago, began dating just before starting college and got engaged last year. They're best friends and soul mates and are deeply in love, but they have never done one thing most couples do: kiss.

They will for the first time July 30, when they exchange their vows.
More here.

Friday, July 07, 2006

WEDDING RINGS GONE WILD? $2000: According to Marketplace, that's what couples can expect to spend on wedding bands
When couples watch this part of their wedding videos, they're probably not thinking, "We spent $2,000 on those rings!"

But according to a recent study from the Conde Nast Bridal Group, that is what couples spend now on average. And that's almost double what they shelled out 15 years ago.

Veronica Sagherian co-owns Adamas Fine Jewelry in Newton, Mass. She says her customers pretty much fit the status quo.

VERONICA SAGHERIAN: This is probably one of my best-selling wedding rings. One for prices, because $1,000 is a nice round number...
It may be a round number, but it seems like an awfully high number to us!