Why did my wedding dress cost so much?

National Public Radio’s Planet Money recently published a story about how much a wedding dress actually costs, titled, “Why did my wedding dress cost so much?” I agree with the author that shopping for a wedding dress is a bizarre and emotional experience. I think films and television make it seem either like this awesome experience or a complete nightmare. I say it is something in between!

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On love and marriage…or An ode to my husband

I saw this quote on a friends Facebook page and liked it. I don’t know who said it or when, but I think it makes sense:

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are.”

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