Military members get free meals and wedding dresses, and everyone can visit national parks free.
McDonald's in Hong Kong responds to demand and will offer weddings, complete with balloon dresses and apple pie cakes.
People with a wedding or a baby on the way can profit handsomely when well-wishers buy gifts.
Should your gift equal the cost of your reception meal?
A wedding is probably the clearest example of something you could be making payments on long after the fun is over.
Couple combine environmental consciousness and frugal living to finance their dream nuptials.
Some brides are making deals for pre-ceremony resales, hoping to recoup part of the cost of designer gowns.
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