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Coronavirus Prompts Wedding Halls to Exempt Cancellation Charges

Coronavirus Prompts Wedding Halls to Exempt Cancellation Charges

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Brides and grooms won’t have to pay to cancel their reservation if a wedding hall shuts down due to the coronavirus, the antitrust regulator said Thursday. The Fair Trade Commission announced a new bill that amends the standard on consumer dispute settlement, particularly concerning the wedding industry. Cancellation charges [...]

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), [...]