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In Germany, My Big Fat Second-Hand Wedding

A crafty entrepreneur is bringing the canceled wedding market to Germany, where brides and grooms are embracing new ways to save tons of cash off the leftovers of altar breakups.

Your wedding… Set by another couple!
Your wedding… Set by another couple!
Melanie Croyé

BERLIN — The places sound exotic: a mansion in Manor by the Lake in England, a romantic estate in Scotland, or a big bash in Las Vegas. But Lili Huber (not her real name) isn’t looking for a great place to vacation. She’s browsing through the www.abgesagtehochzeiten.de (Canceled Weddings) website.

A few days ago, she and her boyfriend decided to get married, but they want to spend as little money as possible on the wedding.

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Ukrainian protestors stand at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to mark Vyshyvanka Day, an International day to celebrate Ukrainian heritage and traditions

Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou and Bertrand Hauger.

👋 Guten Tag!*

Welcome to Friday, where Russia intensifies shelling in eastern Ukraine, Biden lands in South Korea, and a Mercedes becomes the most expensive car ever sold. Meanwhile, for German daily die Welt, Cosima Lutz explores the sizzling question of the skyrocketing price of cooking oils.

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