Resale value for a canceled wedding?

A company offers a second life for called-off nuptials.

This final note today -- which does, to be honest, make me kind of sad, but which does reflect the truth frequently heard here that everything is a business opportunity.

On the pages of economist Tyler Cowen's blog today I saw this: Bridalbrokerage.com. I'll just go ahead and quote it directly. "Over 250,000 weddings are called off every year. We purchase canceled weddings and resell them to new couples. Sellers recover deposits and upfront costs hassle-free. Venues and providers enjoy uninterrupted business as usual. Buyers find beautiful, pre-planned weddings at a fraction of the price."

I mean, I get it. But sad, right?

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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