National Stationery Week on May, 2025: How expensive is it to get married?

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How expensive is it to get married?

The minimum expense is the marriage license. Whether you want a private ceremony with just the two of you, or a grand banquet for 300 people, there's no getting around that expense.

You need to pay the officiant. This could be a judge in the courthouse, the minister in your church or to come to your home, or the fee to ordain a friend online (if your state allows this) and marry you where you wish.

If you're marrying in a place other than your home, you may need to pay to use a facility (church, museum, restaurant, etc.), or you may need to obtain a permit for a place like a public park.

If you invite any guests to your ceremony, then you need to feed them. This can be as simple as bringing them back to your apartment for homemade cake and a pot of coffee, or ordering some pizza, or grilling some burgers, or treating them to lunch at a local diner. Or you can do a big grand dinner at a banquet hall or a fancy restaurant.

If you're throwing some kind of party afterward, entertainment would be ideal. Again, as simple as plugging your iPod into a speaker or putting a CD on a boom bx; as elaborate as hiring a rock band, a string quartet, a DJ, or a piano player and singer.

Paper invitations would be considerate if you're inviting guests. Craft stores sell DIY kits for around $10-20, or you can print something out on your home computer for the cost of ink and a pack of paper and the postage stamps; meanwhile, I know someone whose invitations cost $25 apiece because they were in boxes with flower petals.

You can get a wedding dress from a department store, a bridal salon, eBay, or wear something you already own.

If you want a photographer, you can hire someone ranging from a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand, or you can politely ask a friend to do it (and get them a gift afterward).

If you are having a bridal party, you need to get them thank you gifts. This can range from a $10 gift card to hundreds of dollars. If guests bring a gift to your wedding, you need to send them a handwritten thank you note, which can be as simple as a pack of cards from the dollar store plus one postage stamp for each; or you can spend hundreds on engraved stationery.

Basically, your "musts" are the license, the officiant's fee, whatever your ceremony site might be charging, food for your guests, some form of entertainment, and stationery (invites, thank you notes).

The costs will depend on how many people you invite and how elaborate you want to be. Small, simple weddings cost less. Large, elaborate weddings cost more. You will also see a difference in price for area of the country, time of day, day of the week, and the time of year (winter costs less than spring, weekdays cost less than weekends, afternoons cost less than evenings).

At a minimum, you could spend maybe $100-200 for a courthouse wedding or a home wedding with cake and coffee.

The national average is somewhere around $20k-30k. I know plenty of people who did it for less, and plenty of people who did it for more. It's a completely relative question that's impossible to answer.

YOU are in charge of the budget. Set the budget first ... decide what you can, and want to, spend and then figure out a way to stay within that number. Don't just make the plans and then see where it leaves you.

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2004: The kate spade tabletop and bedding collections debut to resounding applause. kate blushes as she is lauded with numerous awards from the worlds of design and publishing. the company's advertising is also recognized as the "visiting tennessee" campaign is included in a photography exhibition at the museum of modern art. as the year winds down, kate, andy, and henry get ready to welcome the first baby spade.

2003: Kate spade turns ten years young. henry turns eight years young. the company celebrates both, as well as puts the final touches on designs for a home collection and a series of three small books to be published by simon & schuster in the spring of 2004.

2002: After two years of creative development, the kate spade beauty collection is launched. kate hits the road, completing a series of seventeen personal appearances across the nation. andy and henry miss her (everyone else in the office does too). jack spade continues to grow. andy is nominated by the cfda for a perry ellis award.

2001: The kate spade glasses collection is launched (kate and andy agree that they like "glasses" better than "eyewear"). the kate spade "noel mark" is also launched, harking back to the classic design of paul rand. andy's fall advertising campaign is recognized by time magazine as one of the year's ten best. an hour-long feature on kate spade airs on the e! channel.

2000: The partners expand their offices, now occupying four sunny floors. another leap in growth occurs as four retail stores open within weeks of one another in chicago, san francisco, greenwich, and manhasset. pamela has her third child. the kate spade family continues to grow.

1999: Inspired by a vintage raincoat, kate designs agroup of multi-stripe bags. expanding the world of kate spade, a shoe collection is launched. andy creates the company's first national advertising campaign and opens the first jack spade store on greene street in manhattan. elyce gets married.

1998: The kate spade "paper and social stationery" collection is launched. the company opens a store on boston's newbury street, leasing space from the city's junior league chapter. once again, the cfda recognizes kate, this time as accessory designer of the year.

1997: The phone rings off the hook in the new, larger kate spade store in soho as women clamor for kate?s animal print bag. pamela, in charge of pro-duction, tries to keep up with demand. the first kate spade store opens in japan. the partners treat their sixteen employees to a celebratory summer boat ride.

1996: Vogue publishes a feature story on the young company. the partners open a 400-square foot store on thompson street. andy joins the company full-time as c.e.o. and creative director. (he's also in charge of shipping for a short period of time.) kate's lily pulitzer collection sells out. she is awarded the cfda's perry ellis award for new talent in accessory design.

1995: The four partners move their office out of kate and andy's loft into a space in new york's flower district. kate designs a bag inspired by a pea coat. the major department stores place their first orders.

1994: Kate sells her signature nylon bags to barneys and charivari. andy gives kate a dog for her birthday. they name him henry toupee. kate is asked to design bags for todd oldham's runway show. kate and andy get married.

1993: Kate brosnahan and andy spade combine her first name and his last to create "kate spade." handbags seem like a good idea. kate takes the train to brooklyn to research materials. andy moonlights, working with kate and their two partners, pamela bell and elyce arons, evenings and weekends.

what percentage of students attend college in Switzerland?

what percentage of students attend college in Switzerland?


in Switzerland roughly 25% of the population has a university degree. This is less than other countries, but you must consider that in Switzerland university lasts for 5 years and only students with a Maturite federale can access it.

Our education system works like this:

kindergarten - compulsory for at least 1 year, 5 to 6

primary school - 5 years, 6 -10

middle school - 4 years, 11-14

At the end of this, students still have 2 years of compulsory education. They can either find an apprenticeship, go to a nurse or 'crafty' school to learn hands-on jobs, or choose more 'academic' schools like the Gymnasium. Gymnasium lasts 4 years, and there used to be 5 paths into it (now it has been reformed and it's more of a mess, but the choices are still the same): some core subjects are compulsory for everyone, for 4 years (Math, native language, other national language, English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History, Philosophy, Music, Arts, PE, Geography, Informatics). Then there are two more subjects, which you can pick: Latin+Greek, two more languages, more sciences, or Economics and Politics. There's also the possibility to do a Sport Gymnasium or an Art Gymnasium but you must be really talented in a sport or art before you go in - they normally take 10 people very year. At the end of the 4 years, you take the Maturite exams in 5 subjects - native language, Maths, another language and your two core subjects. Most people pass them well because weak people are stopped before this stage.

Then you have University, which used to be 2+2 years and now is 3+2 years.

Schools are free, and you receive your stationery and books until middle school. Universities cost from 1000 to 5000 dollars a year depending on the subjects you take. Except for Medicine, there are not admission exams and anyone with a Maturite can sign up to whatever courses he wants.

Consider that many people also study in another language - many people travel from Bern to Geneva, for instance, or St Gall to Lausanne. That's why languages are so important during the Gymnasium (up to 6 hours a week).

Hope this helped. Below is the link of the Statistics Office - if you don't find what you need, feel free to email them! :)

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