Excerpt: 'One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding'

In her new book, "One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding," author Rebecca Mead weighs in on a day many little girls dream about: their wedding day. In her investigation of the $161 billion wedding industry, Mead found an entity that preys upon the emotions and vulnerabilities of brides and grooms to get them to spend lots of money for the "wedding of a lifetime." The following is an excerpt. In the early years of this decade a new word, and a new stereotype, entered the public...Full Story
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