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  • Tourists are buying tickets to real weddings
  • Tourists are buying tickets to real weddings
    Dinesh Cyanam (2014) ©

Tourists are buying tickets to real weddings

A decade after Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson showed us all how it’s done, wedding crashing is now a bona fide leisure pursuit. Join My Wedding is an Australian start-up that lets soon-to-be-weds in India (and beyond) sell extra spots at their weddings to intrigued foreigners for up to $350.



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  • Article image Who wants a friend you have to pay for?

    Our approach to social relations has been changing since Facebook commoditised 'friends' – and it's spreading into the real world too. It's now easy to buy a fake girlfriend, or pay strangers to hang out. But will hiring a pretend-friend for a pint at the pub really become the norm?