NEW YORK — The weakening economy has made Kim Hawkins’ bridal customers hesitant about splurging, even for their big day.

“They’re getting some of the more simple centerpieces, like glass vases or candles rather than the more extravagant centerpieces,” says Hawkins, owner of Events Wholesale, a Watkinsville, Georgia-based company that sells decorative items for weddings, parties and other events.

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