Raise your hand if you always thought Batman and Wonder Woman would make a great couple…
Okay, you can put your hands down. Because a British couple has tied the knot as their two favorite comic book superheroes. Neil Vaughan and Sharon Wetherell donned Batman and Wonder Woman costumes in a ceremony that cost less than some would spend on the dress alone.
These two aren’t alone. In these recessionary times, couples are finding creative ways to stretch their wedding dollars while making their special day personal, and maybe even a little wacky.
Perhaps you’ve heard of sky-diving, mountain-climbing, and scuba-diving couples. One couple took the scuba-diving wedding one step further: they recited their vows from inside a shark tank! April Pignataro, in keeping with tradition, wore a white wetsuit, while groom Michael Curry wore black. The couple, in a steel cage, was lowered into the shark tank at Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, N.Y. Their attendees included moray eels, tiger sharks, and nurse sharks.
Take a jaunt to South Africa or Australia, and get hitched at a crocodile ranch; or recite your vows in your “big person voice” while riding the roller coaster at Coney Island, as a few couples do each year. How about chillin’ with a wedding at the North Pole? That’s how William Browning and his bride Alexis Frederick did it in April 2009. They were on an expedition together, so it made perfect sense.
On a slightly tamer note, these days many couples are opting for ceremonies at their favorite restaurant, supermarket, or department store. Save on location expenses and stock up on canned goods! One Florida couple did just that. Jack Frankel and Fina Nikolos returned to the place they first met to tie the knot: Whole Foods Market. Evidently it’s not the first wedding held in a Whole Foods Market, but usually it’s just the employees getting married there.
If you’re planning or have had an unusual wedding, or have been invited to one, drop us a line below.