China has 24 million more men than women of marriageable age, putting some bachelors in a tough spot. Some are now looking abroad for wives – and many have their hearts set on Vietnam.
Marriage and domestic relationships existed before the state, and should be returned to the people, not regulated by the government.
This might sound over the top and rather wasteful. But rental wedding dresses are not uncommon.
The old myth that it's impossible for educated women over 40 to get married still lingers. Actually, educated women are doing OK in the U.S. In China, however, the story changes.
Royal weddings have shaped how Americans imagine their own dream weddings. Unfortunately, they don't come cheap – which might explain why fewer and fewer are tying the knot.
When Queen Victoria donned white for her wedding in 1840 she started a trend that continues today. Other royal weddings have proved to be just as influential.
The case for changing English marriage laws.
Perhaps we can think of the love letter and other gestures of romantic love as forms or techniques that mediate the violence of time, dispossession and exclusion.
Indian elites' extravagant weddings are a show of strength, a glamorised return to traditions, and a celebration of social conservatism.
Excessive drinking, the risk of sexual assault ... it can be dangerous work being a bridesmaid in China.
Given the ubiquity of civil marriage and support for marriage equality, how do heterosexual brides and grooms who support marriage equality manage legal requirements at their weddings?