Hanbok Tops List of Pointless Wedding Purchases

      March 28, 2011 07:54

      Hanbok or traditional Korean dress topped a list of the most useless things married couples bought for their wedding.

      The Chosun Ilbo asked wedding planner Duo Wed to conduct a survey to derive useful time- and money-saving tips for those who are getting ready for their wedding in May, the peak wedding season. The poll of 134 women and 45 men took place between Feb. 25 and 28.

      Some 47.8 percent named hanbok as the thing they would not buy if they were to marry again, the main reason being that it is expensive and they rarely wear it again. Second place went to formal wedding clothes, which garnered 24.6 percent of the votes.

      Men can wear their wedding suit on formal occasions again, but women rarely wear their dresses afterwards since they tend to be too elaborate. Jewelry, cosmetics and bedding sets followed with 11.8, 10.3 and 3 percent.

      Some 52.7 percent of respondents said they would skip the engagement ceremony, and 13.8 percent found studio wedding photos unnecessary. Making a video clip of the wedding and facial treatment shared the third place with 12.8 percent.

      On the other hand, when asked what they would spend more money on, 32.6 percent of women chose jewelry, 29.2 percent kitchenware, and 21.5 percent medial checkup. Among men, medical checkups garnered most votes with 41.2 percent, followed by jewelry with 29.4 percent and kitchenware with 23.5 percent.

      Ko Mi-ran of Duo Wed said, "You should buy what you need, not what you want, when shopping for the start of your married life. You will have fewer regrets if you spend more on a few key items you really need rather than spreading your budget too thinly."

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