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Would You Consider Having Your Wedding at a Retail Store?

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What’s the latest trend in weddings? The “Retail Wedding” – where couples tie the knot at their favorite retail spot – everything from Home Depot to Taco Bell. It might sound like a novelty, but according to USA Today, many couples are forgoing a church or banquet hall for their special day. Why? Brides want their wedding to be different from everyone else’s, and instead of a themed-wedding with “Star Wars” or gothic costumes and decorations, the new trend is to choose a unique location for their nuptials.

Couples are also choosing to marry at stores for sentimental reasons. Maybe that’s where they met, or where they both worked. One bride in Michigan chose a T.J. Maxx because she’s a self-proclaimed “Maxxinista,” and the store has been a constant fixture in her life. The down economy is also playing into this retail wedding trend. People are trying to be resourceful and save money, maybe to buy a home or go on a honeymoon. A spokeswoman for Home Depot says they don’t charge to hold weddings in their stores. Any materials used during a ceremony – like buckets and plywood for pews – can easily be put back on the shelves.

It’s not just retail stores that are being used for a couple’s special day. Even with the smell of hot grease, fast-food restaurants have become marriage hotspots, too. McDonald’s, Burger King, White Castle and Dairy Queen have all recently hosted weddings, and because they’ll typically sell hundreds of dollars of burgers and drinks to wedding guests – and get loads of free publicity – they usually offer the space at no charge. So, if you’d like to have a unique wedding on the cheap, think about a local retail store or restaurant. Then you could ask the question: Would you like fries with that ring on your finger?

Would You Consider Having Your Wedding at a Retail Store?What’s the latest trend in weddings? The “Retail Wedding” – where couples tie the knot at their favorite retail spot – everything from Home Depot to Taco Bell. It might sound like a novelty, but according to USA Today, many couples are forgoing a church or banquet hall for their special day. Why? Brides want their wedding to be different from everyone else’s, and instead of a themed-wedding with “Star Wars” or gothic costumes and decorations, the new trend is to choose a unique location for their nuptials.

Couples are also choosing to marry at stores for sentimental reasons. Maybe that’s where they met, or where they both worked. One bride in Michigan chose a T.J. Maxx because she’s a self-proclaimed “Maxxinista,” and the store has been a constant fixture in her life. The down economy is also playing into this retail wedding trend. People are trying to be resourceful and save money, maybe to buy a home or go on a honeymoon. A spokeswoman for Home Depot says they don’t charge to hold weddings in their stores. Any materials used during a ceremony – like buckets and plywood for pews – can easily be put back on the shelves.

It’s not just retail stores that are being used for a couple’s special day. Even with the smell of hot grease, fast-food restaurants have become marriage hotspots, too. McDonald’s, Burger King, White Castle and Dairy Queen have all recently hosted weddings, and because they’ll typically sell hundreds of dollars of burgers and drinks to wedding guests – and get loads of free publicity – they usually offer the space at no charge. So, if you’d like to have a unique wedding on the cheap, think about a local retail store or restaurant. Then you could ask the question: Would you like fries with that ring on your finger?

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