HR Strange But True!
July 15, 2010
Finding a venue for a wedding can be frustrating and challenging, not to mention booking one can be expensive. A survey by estimates the average wedding costs $27,800! To compensate, brides and grooms are finding ways to cut back on wedding costs, including walking down the aisle in their workplace.

So, where are these thrifty couples walking down the aisle?

  • The garden aisle: Two employees said ‘I do’ in the garden department of Home Depot, where they work and where they met. The home improvement specialty retailer even supplied the pews—constructed of orange buckets and pews!

  • The grocery aisle: Another couple tied the knot in a local grocery store, which was also the groom’s place of employment. Friends and family were guests at the non-traditional wedding, as well as a few surprised shoppers.

  • In line for ice cream: An Ohio Cold Stone Creamery was the venue for another employee wedding. The two employees were the first to get married in the ice cream store.

These non-traditional weddings were certainly memorable, but were also money savers. Each of the employers above didn’t charge the newlyweds to hold the workplace weddings.

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