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How many weddings will need a 'bailout'?

Posted At : October 14, 2008 4:34 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 1,216
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Is the economy affecting your wedding plans? It seems that more and more brides-to-be south of the border are having the "wedding blues". Read the following article from newsday.com: Economy dampens wedding plans. It contains such gems as

A fairy-tale wedding never took a recession into consideration, or

The bride went to Stop & Shop for her bouquets; I was absolutely floored.". (what is "stop & shop?)

One of the biggest issues seems to be that travel and accommodation costs are forcing out-of-town wedding guests to decline the wedding invitation. Says the article: Couples have resorted to "going to their C and D lists" to maintain the minimum number of guests needed to keep their room.

For our part (bride.ca), we are seeing two things:

  1. a dramatically increased volume in "do-it-yourself" and "wedding on a budget" searches on our website
  2. an even more dramatic drop in Ontario activity, across our network of websites - perhaps Ontario is more "coupled" with the U.S. economy than the rest of Canada?

Here is our question to you: did you have to modify your wedding plans because of the recent financial upheavals?

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