It looks like the economic uncertainty is forcing couples to tighten their belts a wee bit. According to a Globe and Mail article “In downturn, brides-to-be embrace their inner paper-bag princess“:
Where brides used to order everything from invitations to seating charts, many are getting the bare minimum. “It’s definitely been more budget-concerned than last year,” Ms. Flynn said.
Approximately 150,000 couples plan to tie the knot in Canada this year, spending an average of $25,883 on their wedding days. That makes the wedding industry a $3.8-billion concern.
Twenty-five thousand for an average wedding! That is the downpayment on a decent home in most places! I do wonder how people can spend so much on a wedding. However, there is one bright side: according to some reports, people are less likely to get divorced when times are tough, not matter how much they may end up disliking their spouse.