Brides-to-be can grab canceled deals

Approximately a third of people who get engaged never make it to the altar. Now there’s a new way to help them recoup money they’ve already laid out to book photographers, florists, facilities, and more.

The most tense time in a relationship can often be the period from the engagement to the day of the wedding. Sometimes there can be a real breakdown in communication between the bride and groom at this trying time.

Enter a new website called BridalBrokerage.com. If you’re a couple that’s no longer tying the knot, you have all these things you paid deposits on for a ceremony that won’t take place. So the whole idea is a match game. Other brides and grooms come in and buy your contracts for services at a discount.

As a buyer, these packages go for sale and you can buy them for around 60 cents on a dollar. The vendors win, you win and another (former) couple wins too.

As a seller, it’s a real way to reduce your losses and make lemonade out of lemons. That’s particularly important with the average wedding being around nearly $26,000.

Free photo storage

Everyone’s favorite photo sharing site is getting better.

Flickr has announced they’ll now be offering users 1 terabyte of storage (1,000 gigabytes) for photos and video. The site is free to use for basic service.

Not sure exactly how much space that is? Put it this way: Parent company Yahoo! says users could take one picture every hour for the next 40 years and still not crack the 1 terabyte mark.

Or to put it another way, that’s 537,731 photos at the 6.5 megapixel resolution of today’s most commonly used smartphones.

“At Flickr, we believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s moments can be relived in their original quality,” Yahoo said in a blog post. “No limited pixels, no cramped formats, no memories that fall flat.”

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