Cold Feet Could Cost in Mexico

Mexican weddings are big social events. Churches are reserved years in advance, and people invite hundreds of guests. A local congressman has proposed making brides or grooms pay their significant others' expenses if they back out.

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Consider that famous scene in "The Graduate," where Dustin Hoffman interrupts a wedding and runs off with the bride - Elaine! If that happens in Mexico City, the bride might have to write a check. A politician says Mexican weddings are big social events. Churches are reserved years in advance, and people invite hundreds of guests. So the congressman proposes to make brides or grooms pay their significant others' expenses if they back out at the last minute.

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