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Are South Korea's lavish weddings forever?

17 September 2013 Last updated at 16:15 BST

The average South Korean couple will stump up thousands of dollars for lavish weddings, on top of contributions from parents.

With many young couples defaulting on their loans and credit higher than ever, Lucy Williamson asks whether they can afford to keep up with the expensive tradition.

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