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Monday
Jul232012

Serbian Brides-to-Be Race for Cheaper Wedding

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BELGRADE, Serbia) -- A group of about 100 Serbian brides, decked out in wedding gowns and running shoes, gathered in Belgrade to race for the ultimate prize: help paying for the wedding.

The women ran in a 150-meter dash outside of the Serbian parliament, some even tying knots in their wedding gowns to make it easier to run.

Some women hoped to save on the ever-expensive wedding costs, while others said they participated just for the fun.

The winner, Sanja Cigoja, crossed the finish line in just 19 seconds, earning a much cheaper wedding than expected.

Those who didn’t win were just glad to be a part of the race.

“My groom was waiting for me at the finish line, but [since I didn't win], the wedding is off this year,” a competitor named Vesna joked. “I arrived to the finish line second to last. I was close, better luck next time. Taking part in this event is more important than winning.”

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Friday
Sep302011

Mexico City Considers Temporary Marriage Licenses

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) -- Mexico City lawmakers are proposing legislation that would allow newlyweds to apply for temporary marriage licenses, instead of making the plunge into wedded life a lifetime commitment.

The change to civil code was proposed this week and would allow couples to decide the length of the commitment, with two years as the minimum. If couples are still enjoying wedded bliss when the contract ends, then they would be able to renew the license. And if they’re unhappy, the contract expires and they are both free without going through a divorce.

The legislation has proved to be controversial in Mexico, the country with the second largest Catholic population in world, after Brazil.

A vote is expected on the proposed legislation by the end of the year.

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