Weddings Offer Chance to Splurge Despite Recession

In a time of battered pensions, rampant unemployment and continuing foreclosures, one industry seems to ride the crest of the recession wave: weddings. Even in these tough financial times, the dream of the big wedding hasn't gone away. The dress, the cake, the flowers, the band, the photographer: Americans spent $74 billion just to say "I Do" last year. "I had always dreamed as a little girl of my wedding day," Kristen Patrick said. "I kind of grew up during the Princess Diana era and saw her...Full Story
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