Top 5 Unconventional Weddings!

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Everyone likes to put a personal touch to the happiest day of their life (so far). Conventionally, the most important decisions to make are regarding the flower arrangement, the bridesmaid’s dresses and the color scheme – to name just a few. But some people go to great lengths to make their wedding extra unique and memorable… Here are just 5 of the strangest wedding ideas and themes; weird, wonderful and controversial.

The Naked Wedding

Yep, that’s right, a couple decided to reject social norms and ditch the physical barrier between themselves and the natural elements. They decided to just wear nothing at all!

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After winning a radio competition which gifted them this free wedding, Mel and Rene Schachner were required to tie the knot in nothing other than their very own birthday suits.

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And they’re not the only ones! The au naturel look is very in vogue. Whether or not you’d personally choose to ditch the traditional attire, it certainly makes for a very memorable wedding.

Shrek Is Love Shrek Is Life

We’ve all heard of the story of the adorable Ogre who gets the girl and lives ‘happily ever after’ melting hearts across the globe.

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One couple decided that to mark their love, they would don heavy green make-up and have a Shrek-themed wedding to symbolize their journey.

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But their eye-catching efforts weren’t just a fancy display for publicity, it was in order to raise awareness for cancer.

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We hope that Nathan and Amanda get the happily ever after that they dream of.

I Did Nazi That Coming…

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Apparently, there’s a strange trend across Asia where many young Chinese couples decide to wed in Nazi Military Uniform… Perhaps they missed the memo about the truly horrific things that occurred in Nazi Germany; it certainly didn’t impress Netizens of China.

Wedding Suspense

On April 20, 2007 in New Orleans, PiercedSmurf decided to wed his long-term girlfriend hanging from his and her piercings…

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They wanted the occasion to showcase their love for one another as well as sharing their passion for body modification. Let’s just hope they didn’t leave each other hanging much longer!

Big Labels Small Prices

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Members of the public had to weave their little red trolleys around the size 8 shoe isle at the Mt. Pleasant TJ Maxx store on a July morning in 2012, when Drew Ellis and Lisa Satayut married in front of a small crowd of close friends and relatives. Described as her ‘happy place’, Satayut said that she ‘never once even looked at the shoes’ during the ceremony and that it was ‘perfect’.

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It’s certainly an unconventional place to get married! 

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Top 5 Weirdest Wedding Locations!

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There are so many things to consider when getting married from the choice of the best man and head bridesmaid to the wedding fund planning, and the DJ or band dilemma. One of the biggest decisions that any couple have to make when planning a wedding is where the ceremony is going to be held. We have chosen our top 5 weirdest wedding locations, which could help to inspire your wedding venue choice.

5 – In Space

It is now possible to make a reservation with Virgin Galactic to get married amongst the stars. Their first ever tourist space flights are available to book now and according to The Daily Mail Richard Branson is keen to be the first man to marry a couple in space. However, if you’re keen to give this a go you best start saving, the full price of $250,000 or £161,381 is to be paid as an up front deposit.

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4 – The Zoo

If you’re both animal lovers what better way to get married than surrounded by lions, tigers and monkeys! This magical setting will not only be amazing for wedding photos but will entertain guests of all ages. Just be weary that your wedding dress may not be in one piece by the end of the day!

3 – Antarctica

With floating hotels, a quaint Russian Orthodox church, snow tipped peaks and oh so many penguins, it is no surprise that many couples have chosen the snowy fields of Antarctica to tie the knot. Just be weary that the guest turn out may not be too great considering that it is miles away from anywhere, is freezing cold and is only accessible by helicopter.

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2 – Shark Tank

If you have ever dreamed of an underwater wedding this is the closest you will get without having to ruin your wedding dress or suit. Many aquariums are now offering wedding packages with the ceremony usually taking place under the glass tunnel so that you can be as close as possible to shark or fish onlookers.

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1 – Transylvania

If you’re looking for more of a gothic or horror themed wedding then Dracula’s castle in Transylvania is the perfect setting for a creepy and memorable ceremony. Commonly known as Bran Castle, you can rent it for 500,000 euros and can invite up to 50 guests.

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If you are saving for a wedding, Shareagift can help you raise cash towards your wedding fund. We have had users collect for all sorts of wedding themed funds including a fund towards planning a bachelor party, planning a hen party, marriage gift list pages and honeymoon funds.

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