Back in the 1950s Frank Sinatra sang about how love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. But these days, for some couples, love seems to be able to get by pretty well on its own.
There’s less social pressure on people to tie the knot. And, given the cost, people have to think carefully about whether they can afford the white dress and big wedding. It’s interesting that the number of weddings took a big dip in 2008, when the global recession started to bite. But unlike the economy, by 2013 the wedding numbers hadn’t started to recover.
Read it at the M&G.
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