India will soon get to revel in all the armchair flower-arrangement and venue criticism that comes with having a 24-hour wedding channel thanks to Shagun TV, which is looking to capitalize on the wedding industry’s vise grip on popular Indian sentiment.
Even during the recession, Argentina, the only South American country where it's legal for gays to marry, is experiencing a bit of a boom. Dear American Government: Legalize gay marriage. Many fabulous careers depend on it!
Seriously, the upholding of Prop 8 may have upset a lot of people, but did anyone think of the caterers? The florists? The tent-rental guys?
Today on The Smart Set, Jessa Crispin mounts a critique of a pair of books, Susan Squire's I Don't: A Contrarian History of Marriage and Rebecca Mead's One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding, both of which set out to expose the marriage industry for the patriarchally-based, commercial brain-wash that it…