EP 654 Tying the Knot in New Ways in America

Like all rites of passage in modern America, the wedding is undergoing a transformation. From who officiates to the vows that are taken to whether a church setting is involved, wedding bells ring in very personal ways for couples, some of whom have only been allowed to marry in the last few years. In fact for many couples co-habitation and no official license is the culminating step in their relationship. Shane McMurray is the CEO of The Wedding Report(wedding.report)and he does market research on what is happening in the wedding industry. We talk with him about the cost of weddings and who pays, the most desirable settings and the impact of marriage itself on our economy and changing as so much did in the wake of the pandemic.