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Smaller cakes, shorter dresses, bigger diamonds: The pandemic is shaking up the $73 billion wedding industry

While some couples are postponing their wedding plans, others are downsizing to backyard vows and online ceremonies. As a result, couples are redirecting their wedding dollars — splurging on engagement rings, individually packed charcuterie plates and macarons, and moving away from multicourse dinners, traditional venues and tiered cakes.

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