You can dress in white and have a traditional church wedding with rice, candles, and flowers, if that's what you want. But don't expect anyone outside the family to remember it years from now. Or you can make it a daringly different production that no one will ever forget. Like these people.
Christopher Downs and Amber Nolin were married in Kansas City on February 29th. The couple own a film company, and got all the details down for a complete zombie wedding at the Macabre Cinema. The bride was wheeled in on a gurney. "Christopher, you may now take your corpse bride and devour her." Watch the video, if you don't scare easily!
World War II
Jo Rowell and Tony Cox of Hartlepool, England used a 1940s theme for their wedding last fall. The groom, a veteran, wore a vintage lieutenant's uniform, and the bride wore a handmade period dress. Around 100 guests also wore authentic clothing from the World War II era. The ceremony began with a simulated blackout, and the bride entered to Glen Miller's Moonlight Serenade.
A chain of hotels in Japan offers Hello Kitty wedding packages. However, it would be easy to put one together yourself with all the Hello Kitty merchandise available, but it would be difficult to get the groom and the rest of the family on board with the idea. You can see a video of a Hello Kitty wedding in Hong Kong, but be warned, it's very pink.
Terry and Liz dressed as Darth Vader and a Jedi for their wedding in January. It wasn't just a Star Wars wedding, but a general sci-fi theme. Terry's father dressed as Ming the Merciless. His mother was a time lady from Dr. Who. The bride's mother appeared as Professor McGonnagle from Harry Potter. Other guests were Jack Skeleton, Arthur Dent, Dracula, and a ghostbuster.
Goth weddings are more common than ever, but still draw attention. Julie Williams and Dylon Holroyd got married last month in style, with the bride arriving in a coffin delivered by a hearse.
When Noogie and Lace got married, they stages a pirate wedding with the Fernandina Pirates Club. See more pictures at the club site.
John Santino and Toni Wilson had a scuba wedding 11 feet underwater off the Virgin Islands in 2003. They were joined by 106 scuba divers, which set a world record for the largest underwater wedding. Southeast Asia and Oceania have many resorts that offer underwater wedding packages. Mauritius offers wedding packages that include dive weddings and "submarine" weddings for those who aren't experienced divers. See a video of a (somewhat staged) submarine wedding.
Robb & Elissa Alvey love theme parks. Their website Theme Park Review is all about theme parks all over the world, so it was only fitting that their wedding was at Walt Disney World. But wherever yours is, you can buy everything you need for a Disney wedding, from Cinderella cakes to Disney wedding dresses. Disney resorts even has an online wedding planner.