Published: Monday, Sep. 27th, 2021
50 couples were married over the weekend in a first-of-its-kind mass wedding celebration at the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago.
Couples crossed the sunny plaza in formal wedding gowns, colorful dresses, and stylish suits, accompained by witnesses, with many carrying gorgeous seasonal flower bouquets. Several officiants were on hand to help the couples take their vows, and friends and family gathered along nearby Michigan Avenue to cheer along.
“This special type of ceremony takes away their worries of hosting a wedding during a pandemic,” WLS-TV noted, as newlyweds expressed relief at the outdoor setting and attending without masks.
Saturday’s “Marriages on the Mile'' coincided with the Wrigley Building’s 100th anniversary. The 50 lucky couples were given 2 weeks' notice that they’d been chosen to participate, and were entered to win prizes, including a grand prize featuring a romantic overnight trip, dinner, and boat cruise.
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A screenshot from 'Marriages on the Mile,' via WLS-TV
We've written several articles recently about mass weddings, also called 'group weddings' or 'joint weddings,' because these more-the-merrier style celebrations are a natural choice for many couples planning a ceremony during the current wedding boom.
As more and more and more couples head to the altar, and compete for limited venues and vendors on popular wedding dates, we expect the group wedding trend to rise -- from double weddings, to triple weddings, to wedding ceremonies with dozens of couples, just like this one in Chicago!
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