The Minnesota wedding party that ended up in a lake when the dock they were standing on collapsed is just the latest in a string of wedding mishaps that no doubt go back to the very dawn of holy matrimony. Except these days, of course, bridal blunders are captured by a guest’s smartphone and uploaded onto YouTube.
Destination weddings are growing in popularity and can garner significant savings for the bride and groom. However, guests often find themselves spending more than $1,500 per person to make the trip, making the issue of giving a wedding gift a hot topic of debate.
Between the engagement gifts, bridal showers, stag celebrations and bachelor parties, weddings can take quite the financial toll. And that's before the big day even arrives. While registering for gifts remains a common practice, experts say cash is still king when it comes to wedding.
If a man is marrying a woman somewhere in America, odds are that he proposed to her. That may seem obvious, but consider this: Three-fourths of Americans say it would be fine for the woman to do the proposing, in theory.
The W Hotel chain in New York is getting flak for its newly announced 'social media wedding concierge,' a $3,000 service that involves paying a stranger to follow the couple around and post Facebook status updates, Instagram photos and live tweets of the nuptials.