A Unique Way to Say ‘I Do’
Amanda Schmersahl from North Carolina was seen walking the streets dressed as a deceased bride on Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, on October 31, 2021. The city is renowned for the witch trials that occurred in the 1690s. In Fulton County, Georgia, the Probate Court is inviting couples to get married at no cost if they are willing to dress like Frankenstein and his bride. The courthouse, situated at 136 Pryor Street SW, will be conducting these complimentary wedding ceremonies on October 31.
Judge Kenya Johnson of the Probate Court mentioned that they had already been witnessing a surge in the number of couples getting married for free on Fridays since the resumption of such ceremonies post-pandemic. The trend of couples opting for weddings in costumes started to gain traction on Friday, October 13. After receiving the third request for a Halloween-themed wedding, Judge Johnson realized that unconventional weddings were becoming popular and decided that the court should join in the fun.
It’s not mandatory for couples to dress up to avail of this offer. The judge clarified that all couples, whether in costume or not, are welcome to celebrate their love between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. They can also bring up to six guests to witness the ceremony. However, there is one condition: couples must possess a Fulton County marriage license to be eligible for this offer.