Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
We all knew that pre-recession wedding costs were out of control, but it's still rather astonishing to consider the amount of fat that happy couples in 2009 have managed to cut from their budgets. "According to a survey released by retailer David's Bridal (via WSGN.com), about 25% of couples plan to slice their wedding budgets in half; 1 in 10 intended to cut back by 75% in costs. Does that mean open bar for 20 minutes?" [All the Rage]