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Why One Couple Is Getting Married 38 Times

California pair scrapped the more traditional approach
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2015 9:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's one of the more interesting wedding ideas to make headlines in a while, but it's more precise to call it a weddingS idea. Californians Cheetah Platt, 30, and Rhiann Woodyard, 32, scrapped the traditional notion of spending their money on one ceremony and decided to travel the world to get married multiple times in multiple locales, reports LAist. They've been traveling on the cheap—with help from friends—since Feb. 8 and plan to get hitched 38 times before returning home in late April. Today, for instance, they'll exchange vows in Thailand, reports People. They've already hit Colombia, Spain, Ireland, Kenya, Egypt, and Morroco.

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The "self-unifying ceremonies" are short, just a few minutes, and don't require a minister because the two were ordained online. They'll file the paperwork to make it legal on their return to California, reports BuzzFeed, which has lots of photos from their travels. (More are on Facebook.) “A lot of women spend a whole lot of time and stress and money on their one day, and then it’s over,” says Woodyard. “I love that I get to marry [Platt] over and over again." (Click to read about how much a more typical US wedding costs these days.)

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