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Karen Dunak: The (Surprisingly) Recent History of Formal White Weddings
Since marriage and family seem to us like they have been around forever, we assume that weddings with all their important rituals have been as well.  But surprisingly, the formal wedding as we know it today is a relatively recent invention of western society.  Our guest today is Karen Dunak and she will tell us the origins and purposes of the formal white weddings we have all either been to or participated in ourselves.—Original airdate: 10/28/2016

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