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Catholic Courier. (Rochester, N.Y.) 1989-current, February 16, 1989, Image 20

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4A Thursday. February 16. 1989 Catholic Courier Avoiding common wedding woes By Sharon Williams Copley News Service Falling in love was so easy. Say- ing \I do\ can be another story. It's not the nuptials themselves that have many prospective brides and grooms contemplating elope- ment, but an unending chain of bills, an ever-changing guest list and a host of other minor hassles ranging from etiquette to emotion that nobody ever mentioned be- fore the engagement was Official. It is possible, however, to get married without taking out a major loan,, alienating the in-laws or offending every acquaintance who can't be invited to the wed- ding. Here is a rundown of com- mon wedding dilemmas and some tips for conquering them before they hamper prenuptial bliss: THE WEDDING DAY TAB You're giving your hand in mar- riage but are a bit uncertain about who will foot the bill. Once upon a time, the bride's family paid for just about everything, but chang- ing attitudes toward the nature of marriage have blurred the lines that dictate who pays for what. For the first time, there's a defi- nite trend toward sharing the wed- ding expenses, according to the editors oi Bride's magazine. The groom's family, and even the bride and groom themselves, are taking on the lion's share, or at least a chunk, of the financial re- sponsibility. When you consider the average cost of a wedding is at least $2,000, it's easy to understand why the bride's parents can't always be left standing with the bill. And, since today's brides and grooms are older and established in their careers before they are married, they are more likely to plan the wedding of their dreams and then 0^~ offer the financial support needed to pull it off. Typical wedding expenses can be broken down into percentages: 30 percent for the reception cost; 30 percent for clothes and gifts; 12 Continued on Page 5A # LEISURE CRUISE LINES $ Give Your Reception That Extra Special Touch HOMEMADE CANDIES SINCE 1946 WEDDING CANDY SPECIALTIES • Personalized Cream Wafers Dipped / Pecans . • Dark Chocolate Half-Dipped Wafers Many Varieties of Our Homemade Candies for Your Shower and Wedding, Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Shop Is closed the month o( July We make our candy here at 623 Park Avenue 473-2098 Personalized candies available April through October. Two weeks notice is required when, special ordering. Please come tn or call for details about ordering. k ~*\**«w«W^*M»« w ' SVNDREA'S RESTAURANT & PARTY HOUSr At Dandrea's your party will be handled with the personalized attention that you deserve. We pride ourselves on our reputation of high-quality food and a friendly, well-trained staff. Our main objective is to help to make your special occasion a memorable one. Special Wedding Packages Starting at $9.50 Three Banquet Rooms Available Your hosts: George Dandrea George Dandrea, Jr. • Elmet-Dandrea Daniel Dandrea 1713 LYELL AVENUE ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14606 (716) 254-0028 We can serve your reception of up to 150 people with a tailor made menu and service second to none! DECEPTIONS • REHEARSAL PINNERS FOR INFORMATION CALLmmSHSSESI^M 247-7005 gMWM Your Wedding Day A cherished event filled with excitement and emotion for you and your families. Capture every treasured moment and relive the happiness of your wedding day time and again with a video taping done by Video Events. Call Video Events, 84 Belmanor Drive, at 272-0935 for more information and reasonable estimates. • Bring this ad with you to receive 10% off your order. The right flowers can do more to personalize your wedding than anything else — and the best place to find your flowers is: Flowers for All Occasions 338-1590 Monroe -County-wide Delivery

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