Couple Says 'I Do' 38 Times in Around-The-World Ceremony
Getting married can be one of the greatest moments in a person’s life, but one couple has decided that the experience is so enjoyable that they have traveled the world and are tying the knot 38 separate times.
According to Ryan Grenoble of The Huffington Post, the couple consists of Cheetah Platt, 30, and Rhian Woodyard, 32, two acrobats who live in Los Angeles. The pair decided spending a lot of money on a one-day wedding would be a waste and took a trip around the world, getting married in different locations along the way.
In a report from CostOfWedding.com, the average in the United States for a wedding ceremony and all additional necessities is $25,200. Platt and Woodyard spent less than $3,000 apiece to travel to 11 different countries over 83 days and get married an astounding 38 times.
When asked about the decision to get married in exotic places across the world—the two became ordained online and handled the services on their own—Platt told The Huffington Post:
“We live in California, which is a very expensive state. And weddings? Oh they're a lot of money. We didn't want to spend a lot of money for a single day. Not only is this possible, but oddly enough — it's more affordable. I really want people to know that this wedding, three months around the world with unbelievable adventures... is cheaper than throwing a good — not even a 'great,' not even an 'epic' -- just a good wedding in California for one day.”
The couple chose their destinations by price. By starting in Bogota, Colombia, in early February and being flexible when and where they went next, the duo has saved money and been afforded several once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Once the trip around the world is completed, Platt and Woodyard will have a final ceremony for their friends and families that will make them officially married in the United States.
As for their honeymoon, there are no plans yet, but a trip around the world sounds like an intriguing option.
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