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Charlottesville Online Business Buys & Sells Canceled Weddings

There are 11 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 24, 2013, titled Charlottesville Online Business Buys & Sells Canceled Weddings. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A one-of-a-kind online bridal business based in Charlottesville is buying and selling canceled weddings.

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Fluvy Gal

Palmyra, VA

#1 Mar 24, 2013
This is a good idea. However, I think the article illustrates how obscene the "wedding industry" has become. The average wedding costs $27,000? That's insane, especially considering the likelihood of divorce within five years. Also, in my opinion "destination weddings" are the height of egocentricity--to think everyone wants to (a) spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars to go to your wedding and (b) spend their hard-earned vacation time at a place of your choosing. If you want to get married in some far-away, exotic location, just elope.
Derek

Ruckersville, VA

#2 Mar 24, 2013
I do
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Mar 25, 2013
Fluvy Gal wrote:
This is a good idea. However, I think the article illustrates how obscene the "wedding industry" has become. The average wedding costs $27,000? That's insane, especially considering the likelihood of divorce within five years. Also, in my opinion "destination weddings" are the height of egocentricity--to think everyone wants to (a) spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars to go to your wedding and (b) spend their hard-earned vacation time at a place of your choosing. If you want to get married in some far-away, exotic location, just elope.
shhh, don't tell the donald
randomthoughts

Atlanta, GA

#4 Mar 25, 2013
27,000 for a wedding is cheap .

It's the divorce that hurts the bank account..

Wedding permits don't belong in the court house , but if they must .

I say charge 250,000 for the license.

Common law marriage and 30K excursions around the world are more my style .
Moe

Scottsville, VA

#5 Mar 25, 2013
I'm gonna start a service that hosts divorce parties and expedites paperwork, etc.

Why not have your divorce at a scenic park or 5-star hotel?

Most of my divorces have been a lot more fun than my weddings.

Comes a point she can have my boat, house, whatever, TAKE IT name the price I'LL PAY IT!
Moe

Scottsville, VA

#6 Mar 25, 2013
I'm getting out of the dairy business just gonna buy the milk from now on.
Moe

Scottsville, VA

#7 Mar 25, 2013
Hey, do they keep a list of cancelled-wedding hotties?
Comment

Verona, VA

#8 Mar 25, 2013
Fluvy Gal wrote:
This is a good idea. However, I think the article illustrates how obscene the "wedding industry" has become. The average wedding costs $27,000? That's insane, especially considering the likelihood of divorce within five years. Also, in my opinion "destination weddings" are the height of egocentricity--to think everyone wants to (a) spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars to go to your wedding and (b) spend their hard-earned vacation time at a place of your choosing. If you want to get married in some far-away, exotic location, just elope.
If it involves expensive airfare for the entire wedding or international travel, then that can be a bit much. Still, not all destination weddings are created equal. You'll find plenty of people with far flung family and friends. I thought that way, too, then a friend that's getting married has a family with members in VA, TN, AZ, WI, MD, MASS, NOVA, GA, PA, Indiana and FLA...pick any of those locations and 3/4 of the wedding will still be flying or driving hundreds of miles and most will need a hotel room. In that case, you might as well pick a nice destination, some neutral ground that most will like.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Mar 25, 2013
This is like airlines making your seat non-refundable then selling it to someone else. Ditto some hotel rates. Priceline gets into that action and this startup hopes they buy them out.
LawyerLady

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Mar 26, 2013
Creepy. And who the he** gets married in Cincinnati?
King Ralph

Lexington, VA

#11 Mar 26, 2013
Haha "Hey honey, we could save on your special day by buying someone else's at a discount." Whatever you save on it, you're already more than spending by getting 3 steps closer to Splitsville.

That said, any chick who will volunteer for it on her own accord is a keeper.

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