Wednesday, February 23, 1966 Page s were a boon to singles. These joints catered to the 21 - 40 year old-employed-in-respectable-white-collar-jobs crowd (average income a whopping ,000 per year..I know....1960s dollars.) And, as the "Cool Swingers" ad says, many employed social directors to come up with fun excuses for boy to meet girl. The gift display has not gone out of style, says Miss Black, but more effort is directed towards shelving presents harmoniously and in good taste. This is given by the bride's mother for relatives and friends and is the only opportunity for them to see all the gifts.
The baby boomers were coming of age and for many, marriage could be put off for a few years in order to enjoy the single life and have a bit of a whirl. The free market happily obliged this new phenomenon with an abundance of "Singles-Only" activities, entertainment and even places to live. If the reception is given at home, gifts may be displayed at the time in a separate room.
Romantic marriage is finding a mate by all the standards of mass media, including the Hollywood movies, the television situation comedies and the advertising columns of your favorite periodicals." Source: Daily Capital News, Jefferson City, Mo. Nevertheless, men still popped the question, and women still said "yes", assuming of course, the man produced an engagement ring, diamond engagement ring, bien sûr! Those wild South Dakotans had no waiting period to get married, causing many eager, lovesick couples to high-tail it to South Dakota to start their life of bliss together 3 whole days sooner! We can also remember the gala weddings of prewar days when gifts were displayed like so much loot with cards attached and sometimes even the wrappings.Singles apartment complexes began to spring up (starting in California and moving east, natch.) It seems the first such singles enclaves were the South Bay Club in Torrance (every one of its 248 apartment units were rented before construction was even completed), the 130-unit Friday Apartments in North Torrance, the 200-unit Friday Sylmar in Sylmar and the 143-unit Friday U. When the reception is held in a public place, gifts may be shown to friends in the home a few days prior to the wedding day.In any event, displays are always at the home, never in a public reception hall. In limited space, show gifts from close relatives and friends.If checks are shown - and this is a matter of choice the amounts should be covered, although this will work a hardship The ladies who enjoy comparing who gives what and how much.
The News - October 6, 1964 Van Nuys (Calif.) There was a time when the moon was for lovers instead of for unmanned instrumented probes.who is currently appearing at the Latin Quarter night club, differed strenuously: "I've never been under the impression that romance, gallantry and chivalry were dead. Their motives weren't always gallant or chivalrous but when the gift wrapping is so elaborate, who prices the gift? Harold Greenwalk" said "I don't think it's dying but it's less with some people. The greatest romantic figures were cowboys out on the range without a woman in sight and knights in armor - how affectionate can you get wearing armor? Romance is, after all, a middle class luxury." Mrs. the bride chose a floor length gown of French lace over white satin embroidered with seed pearls and star sequins. When wedding plans are made give some thought to the delicate subject of what you'll do with the wedding gifts.