Big bucks: the handsome gap in the marriage market

Australia’s booming wedding industry is worth $4.3 billion a year, with the average wedding costing $36,000, according to the market research group IBISWorld.
That figure marks a 6.5 per cent rise from 2010, and is predicted to grow to $4.7 billion in five years.
Scores of businesses attuned to this massive market target their marketing at the bride, while the beefy side of the bargain, the groom, goes neglected – or did.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Weird London wedding spots

If you want to get married at Westminster Abbey like Prince William and Kate Middleton, tough luck — it’s not on. Still,London hosts all kinds of eccentric upmarket alternatives, and here are some of the coolest — and slightly unconventional — spots to tie the knot with a difference. Read more at ninemsn…