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Last updated 1:41AM ET
July 23, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Booming wedding industry
(WOUB) - Despite the sluggish economy, there is one business sector that's booming - the wedding industry.

And why not?

The average cost of a wedding today is 30-thousand dollars, according to Ohio University's Katherine Jellison...who says wedding reality shows on T-V are one reason why.

Jellison is a professor of history and she's written a book about the high cost of weddings.

She says Americans see big weddings as a sign of social status.

She says people often max out credit cards and even take out mortgages to pay for a fancy wedding...and that can lead to trouble.

Jellison's book is called "It's Our Day: America's Love Affair with the White Wedding."

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