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832: The Wedding Industry | Skeptical Sunday

832: The Wedding Industry | Skeptical Sunday

Update: 2023-05-072


Why are weddings so expensive — and how does the wedding industry sucker us into thinking they have to be? This week on Skeptical Sunday, comedian Michael Regilio joins Jordan to propose the facts on what you’re really getting with a wedding and explore alternatives that won't test the durability of a new marriage with massive debt from day one.

On This Week's Skeptical Sunday:

  • The pressure to have an extravagant wedding can sometimes lead to couples investing more in the one-day festivities than in the hard work that goes into the lifelong commitment of a successful marriage.

  • Weddings are becoming increasingly expensive, and the wedding industry is constantly churning out new ways to overcharge its clientele.

  • "Age-old" wedding traditions like diamond rings aren't rooted in history, but in clever marketing schemes that exploit couples' desires for a perfect wedding.

  • Evidence suggests that the more money a couple spends on a wedding, the less likely they are to stay together.

  • Weddings don't have to break the bank — eloping or planning a backyard ceremony are affordable and creative alternatives to traditional weddings.

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  • Connect with Michael at his website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and make sure to check out the Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Others podcast here or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts!

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832: The Wedding Industry | Skeptical Sunday

832: The Wedding Industry | Skeptical Sunday

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