Crazy Places to Get Married

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Crazy Places to Get Married
Weddings don't have to be traditional, so make it your day. (wedding image by Mat Hayward from

Weddings are usually large events with lots of family and friends, or small intimate affairs planned by the bride or a wedding planner. The location is usually the first decision that is made. There are many traditional places to be married like gardens, churches and banquet halls, but for those with an alternative bent, there are plenty of crazier places to consider as well.

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In Your Place of Work

Get married at work. If you and your fiancée met at work, and are still co-workers, consider getting married in your workplace. It may be a bit crazy, but people have married at their workplaces and pulled off an event that they were happy with. For instance, Craig Sager and his wife Lori were married in a McDonald's restaurant drive-through where Lori worked. According to a story on North Dakota news channel KXNet News, Craig delivered Coke products to the restaurant in Bismarck and the couple met during one of his deliveries.


Love may still happen even when one party is behind bars. If you are in love with a prisoner, chances are, there is still hope for making things official. Contact the facility where the future bride or groom is incarcerated to arrange a wedding. As reported by The New York Times, Nelson and Marie Castellanos were married behind the walls of a maximum security prison in New York in 1996. The couple enjoyed cake, a ceremony, and even a few hours of visiting time afterward.

Scuba Wedding

Some couples choose to exchange vows underwater. According to a 1992 interview with The New York Times, Lisa Lomas and her husband exchanged vows underwater. Lomas, a famous swimwear designer featured in Sports Illustrated, wore a sequinned white scuba suit. Equip yourselves and your guests with scuba gear to celebrate your union with the fish and other underwater sights.

The Highest Point in the World

Get married at the top of Mount Everest and you could say you really were "on top of the world" at your ceremony. The hike requires skill and lots of equipment, but if you are daring enough to try it, you will be one of the very few. According to Essex Wedding Services, the first couple to marry atop the peak was a Nepalese couple in 2005. There are no other recorded weddings there, so you may be the second couple to do it.

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