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More Korean Celebrities Opting for Small, Private, Secret Weddings

More Korean Celebrities Opting for Small, Private, Secret Weddings

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of South Korean celebrities are choosing smaller, private weddings, or even keeping their marriage secret until after the ceremony.  The latest surprise to fans came from actress and singer Sung Yu-ri last week, when she announced on May 15 on her official fan site that she [...]

South Korea’s Pretentious Wedding Culture Slowly Changing

South Korea’s Pretentious Wedding Culture Slowly Changing

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) –  Weddings don’t come cheap in Korea.  A study conducted in February by wedding consulting firm DuoWed showed that an average couple spends roughly 263.3 million won ($231,388) to tie the knot.  Even deducting the cost of housing for newlyweds, which was 186.4 million won (70.8 percent of the total), [...]

Unmarried Population in Their 30s Rises to Record High in 2015

Unmarried Population in Their 30s Rises to Record High in 2015

SEJONG, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – More than 35 percent of thirtysomethings in South Korea remained unmarried last year amid a widespread late marriage trend in the country, census data showed Monday.  According to the 2015 census by Statistics Korea, out of 42.7 million people aged 15 or over, 13.4 million, or 31.3 percent, were [...]

‘Give Me My Money Back!’ Wedding Halls Stingy with Refunds

‘Give Me My Money Back!’ Wedding Halls Stingy with Refunds

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent survey revealed that many couples are unable to obtain refunds for their deposits, or are forced to pay exorbitant fees when they cancel wedding hall reservations.  The Korea Consumer Agency announced on November 28 that contract cancellation (78.3 percent) ranked first among computer complaints related to wedding [...]