Chinese couples splash PS1k on butterfly weddings!

March 21st, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 21 (ANI): Loved up Chinese couples certainly don”t care about the ongoing recession - they are spending as much as 1,000 pounds just to be showered in clouds of butterflies as part of the finale to their wedding. According to Chinese butterfly farmers, despite economic crunch business has picked up, reports The Telegraph.
“It’’s never been so good,” said Liu, a director of the Love Butterflies Co in Beijing, “In fact from the end of last year and beginning of this year it’’s been booming.
“Even in recession people need to ”keep face” so they spend on their weddings.”
“This is the ”new era” generation of China, today’’s young people understand romance and they are willing to spend money on romance,” he added.
The butterflies are cultivated in farms, often in China’’s warm southern provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan, and then flown in thermally-controlled boxes to wealthy cities like Shanghai and Beijing while still in the chrysalis stage of development. (ANI)

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