I don't normally pick these things up, but there is a piece in the Independent that caught my eye. When Elizabeth Hurley got married recently at her local parish church, the vicar waived the usual £1000 fee in the expectation that a larger donation would be forthcoming. None was.
Maybe we were naive and should have stuck with our normal charges," the church treasurer added ruefully. "We'll know next time she gets married."
Quite apart from the fact £1000 seems a bit extortionate the whole point of a church marriage seems to be lost. No wonder young people choose to live together instead.