Your wedding day is a big deal. The bridal industry knows this, that's why they charge a small fortune for everything wedding-related. Many people plan on getting married only once, so they do their best to make the day as memorable as possible.
Some people are a bit more extreme. Here are six wacky weddings that take the cake.
1. Who needs a partner?
Bride? Check. Dress? Check. Venue? Check. Groom? Errr...
Photographer and filmmaker, Grace Gelder, had been single for nearly six years when she decided to marry herself.
She said it was a way of recognising the relationship she had managed to forge with herself, while not involved in a relationship. So in March, in a Devonshire farmhouse, a celebrant oversaw the ceremony, ending with Gelder giving her mirror image a kiss.
2. With this ring I tree wed
Back in 2007 Aishwarya Rai, an Indian film star, controversially married a tree in an ancient Hindu ceremony. The former Miss World contestant underwent the ceremony to overcome astrological differences between her and her fiancé - Abhishek Bachchan. However, this caused a stir as such practices are seen as derogatory to women and in violation of the Indian constitution.
3. Love you, man
Only last month, heterosexual Dunedin men Travis McIntosh and Matt McCormick were married as part of a radio station stunt.
Photo / Mediaworks
The pair won a trip to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, but gay rights groups condemned the union, saying it trivialised same-sex marriage.
4. Better late than never
This wedding is by no means wacky, instead the time it took for this couple to have the right to marry is absurd.
Last month a couple in their nineties tied the knot after 72 years together. Vivian Boyack, 91, and Alice Dubes, 90, were married while seated side-by-side in wheelchairs, in a ceremony in Iowa.
Vivian Boyack, left, and Alice 'Nonie' Dubes in Davenport, Iowa. Photo / AP
5. Happily ever after
In 2010, a couple from Wales tied the knot dressed as the green ogres - Shrek and Princess Fiona. The couple saw the movie on their first date and thought the theme would suit their big day. They were covered in green body paint, and the bride donned a bright red wig to complete the look.
6. Going to the store and we're gonna get married
American Bride Lisa Satayut described department store TJ Maxx as her "happy place." In 2010 she married Drew Ellis in the size 8 shoe aisle of her local store in Michigan.