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Nice Day for a Weird Wedding

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INTERNATIONAL WEDDING CUSTOMS 

An adorable little girl trots down the aisle, gleefully tossing flower petals as she goes.  The blushing bride then glides down this passageway, adorned in a gorgeous, flowing white dress.  She meets her beau, who dons a sleek black tuxedo.  Next, a small boy proudly scampers down the path as well, holding a pillow with an expensive ring nestled aloft.  The heartfelt ceremony is completed, the groom smooches the bride, and the couple runs off together – all while loved ones hurl handfuls of uncooked rice at them.

Pretty typical wedding practices, right?

Well, not if you are located in basically any other country on the globe than America.  Many nations and areas have wedding customs that are far different than ours; that we may consider bizarre, intriguing, and flat out: “Huh??”
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Are Millennials Killing the Wedding Industry?

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Well, not quite yet, it would appear – but many wedding service professionals are biting their nails nonetheless.

‘What’s so bad about Millennials?’ you may ask (not taking into consideration their unruly facial hair and/or knitted beanie hats).  Aside from their love of all things tech and their rejection of some traditional customs, Millennials (individuals currently aged 18 to 34) are just as prone to consume as the next generation.  So what’s the fuss about?  The short answer is that this chunk of the population isn’t getting married…as quick as people once did.
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