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Cost-conscious weddings back in style

L.A.'s Iranian-Jewish community toning down opulent celebrations

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/lifestyle/article/cost-conscious_weddings_back_in_style_20120718

Lavish weddings featuring guest lists upward of 500 people were seemingly de rigueur in Southern California's Iranian-Jewish community just five years ago. But the growth of six-figure simchas strained middle-class families, leading some couples to either call off a wedding or divorce a few months after getting married.

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