Since prices are a proxy for labor (you can, after all, buy labor with money), then lowering the amount of labor it takes to acquire something is a gain in efficiency and thus a gain in wealth.
Mary, who was made by adoption a daughter of France, received a papal dispensation for her marriage with James, which was celebrated by proxy in Paris (May 1538) and at St Andrews on her arrival in Scotland.
After a dispensation had been obtained for the marriage of the cousins (they were both descendants of Philip III.) Philippa was married by proxy at Valenciennes in October 1327, and landed in England in December.
On the 20th of August 1589, in spite of Queen Elizabeth's opposition, she was married by proxy to King James, without dower, the alliance, however, settling definitely the Scottish claims to the Orkney and Shetland Islands.
The marriage took place by proxy in the church of St Augustine, Vienna, on the 11th of March 1810.