When celebrities call off their weddings

Kanye West and longtime girlfriend Alexis Phifer dated from 2002-2010. Kanye called it off. "It's always sad when things like this end, and we remain friends,” Alexis shared with People magazine. "I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavors. He's one of the most talented people I've ever met."
Kanye West and longtime girlfriend Alexis Phifer dated from 2002-2010. Kanye called it off. “It’s always sad when things like this end, and we remain friends,” Alexis shared with People Magazine. “I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavors. He’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.”

Everybody knows how quickly the average Hollywood marriage ends, but you should also realize that many celebrity couples who have announced engagements never even end up making it to the altar!  There have been more than a few cases of celebrities who decided at the last minute or even a short time into their engagement that they really don’t want to get married (I guess that’s better than getting married today and divorced in a few days … yes, that has happened several times).

So what happens when that celebrity engagement ends with big bucks still on the table for wedding locations, catering and all those special expenses the rich and famous like to enjoy on their big day?  Most celebs simply take a loss by walking away.  But now that has changed; all of those reservations and deposits and big checks that have been doled out for that perfect celebrity wedding can be sold (at a slight discount) to some other bride looking to capture that fantasy wedding.  One woman’s broken dreams become another woman’s dream event.

A recent article in Forbes Magazine highlighted this growing trend, citing that as nearly 300,000 weddings are actually cancelled each year, a start-up company decided to make it convenient for those with broken engagements to be able to recoup at least some of their investment by selling that dream to another who is still looking forward to tying the knot.  And maybe it’s really not such a crazy idea … Imagine getting the celebrity treatment on your wedding day at a huge discount. –mark anderson



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