For a lot of people, weddings are all about tradition. From the old, the new, the borrowed and the blue, there are plenty of examples of couples doing the same old thing as the millions who’ve married before them have.
But then, there are those who forge their own path. And in many cases, that’s even more entertaining than watching a thoughtfully choreographed first dance. In others, it means marrying an inanimate object or shaming guests about their looks. From Costco-themed nuptials to the woman who wed (and divorced) a ghost, here are 25 examples of some of the wackiest things brides and grooms have done on their way to walk down the aisle.
1The bride who turned down an heirloom engagement ring.
In February 2019, 29-year-old Reddit user @secondhandringposted the story of her engagement, but it wasn’t exactly the stuff of fairytales. “I was really excited when my sister told me that my boyfriend asked her which kind of ring would suit me and he sent her some pics from Tiffany’s,” she wrote of her boyfriend of 10 years. “The day comes and I’m really excited. … I said yes and then he showed me the ring. It was not even a new one. It looked old and the stones looked average at best.”