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A Wedding to Marry Yourself?

Yasmin Eleby 2Normally on this site you find informative posts related to destination weddings, but after a story about marrying yourself popped up in the news we couldn’t help ourselves. We had to take a moment and share this story with our readers! If you haven’t heard, there is a woman who recently got married… to herself. Yes, you read that correctly! Yasmin Eleby failed to find the perfect person to marry by the age of 40 and because of this took part in a ceremony to marry herself in front of friends and family at the Houston Museum of African American Culture in Houston, Texas on January 3, 2015.

Now, what is so fascinating about this story is not just that she decided to marry herself. Oh no! She took it much further than that. She had a full on wedding complete with a wedding cake, a walk down the aisle, a bridal party, a wedding gown, an officiate and all the elements of a “normal” wedding sans the groom. According to various news reports she even plans on taking a honeymoon by herself in Cambodia, Laos, and Dubai later this year.

It turns out that this is not the first woman to marry herself with a full ceremony, although Eleby’s was the most publicized. In August of 2014 internet sensation Julia Allison had a wedding ceremony at Burning Man where she too married herself. Her invitation featured her in a white bikini and a veil under a spotlight. The quote on the invite said “The journey of falling in love with ourselves is the most fundamental journey we take in our lifetimes.”

We’re all about getting in tune with our bodies and minds and falling in love with ourselves, but marrying yourself? We’re not sure if a full on ceremony of marrying yourself sends any message other than I want to be unattached forever because I have issues. Many people agree that marrying yourself is completely crazy and makes you the butt of the joke. However, there are a lot of people who support these women 100% in this decision and even praise them for it.

What do you think? Would you host a wedding ceremony to marry yourself? We’d LOVE to hear your thoughts about this in the comments below!

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