Before you ask, NO I’m not the one getting hitched. However, lately I have come across some very creative wedding plans and ceremonies. At one time the traditional wedding was held at a church with family and friends, bird seed or rice would be thrown at the new couple after the ceremony and a reception would follow in a community centre or banquet facility. Some weddings are still like that, but many couples have gotten creative and changed the traditional way drastically.
Now, there are the couples that want to get hitched in the beautiful Caribbean over the winter months allowing guests to enjoy a nice holiday which has been a popular idea for several years. Recently I read about a couple from Moose Jaw that are looking for business sponsors to pay for the wedding rather than themselves or family members. Not sure how that’s been working for them. Another couple in Britain wants guests to pay them $250 to attend the wedding. In exchange guests get to attend the wedding and stay at a fancy-pants hotel with a spa and swimming pool.
This one has to be the most unique. A couple in Australia became the first to host a wedding at…..Costco! Apparently they both love shopping at Costco and the manager agreed the store would host their special day. The manager even supplied a cake, hot dogs, pizza and unlimited pop for the couple and their 90 guests. Sue and Eli Barkley is the couple who tied the knot in the tire aisle of Costco. Apparently it’ll be a “goodyear” for them. They said it was their dream wedding and it only cost $10 for the guests! Now, I’m a frugal guy. Sometimes called “cheap,” so I salute the new frugality level this couple as reached!
Regardless of where or what kind of wedding it is, the message of the ceremony is the most important. As long as they’re with the ones they love, the location doesn’t matter. Congratulations to all you newly engaged and married couples!