You may have thought you’d seen it all when it came to wild wedding trends, but today’s news may beat even wedding alpacas. (Yes, those are a real thing.) The Bachelor alum Ben Higgins has teamed up with DiningOut Events to create “The Wedding Party,” a mass wedding ceremony, reception, and festival all rolled into one. Yes, you read that correctly. Because going to one wedding over the weekend isn’t enough, you can now celebrate 12, Coachella style.
So how TF will this actually work? Imagine this: Each of the 12 couples will walk down the aisle, one after the other, and take center stage for an inspirational non-denominational ceremony. After each couple recites their vows, the couples will be announced by none other than Ben Higgins himself, and a massive wedding reception will follow.
Each couple is responsible for 100 all-inclusive festival tickets priced at $150/person, amounting to $15,000 which is literally the cost of just a photographer in New York City. So if you don’t mind turning your wedding into a public spectacle, which most people do on Facebook in the year leading up to their nuptials anyway, this may just be the thing you’re looking for. If you nag your boyfriend into watching The Bachelor every Monday and want to take that a step further, you can apply for Ben Higgins’ wedding festival here. Keep in mind this cost does not include travel and lodging, wedding dresses/suits, photography prints/photo albums, and pre-event activities. I’ll also go ahead and say that Neil Lane diamonds are probably also not included.
So if you have nothing better to do Labor Day weekend, The Wedding Party will take place on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at The Denver Polo Club, 6359 Airport Rd in Denver, Colorado and will, according to the website, welcome couples of all kinds: “straight, gay, bi-racial, multi-cultural, and without regard to religion,” making it already more diverse than any season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.
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