Getting married in a store never looked so bad.
As you're probably aware, a number of kooky couples have recently thrown their weddings in retail locations or restaurant chains. Wal-Mart held a contest. A couple did it themselves in a Home Depot. And, according to USA Today, Taco Bell and TJ Maxx also made the list. As a nod to Demolition Man, I love the idea of using Taco Bell's counter as an altar, but there's still something a little off about putting a ring on it over a couple of Chalupas. But there are worse (and in some ways even awesomer) places to get hitched. Home Depot Trying To Make Stores More ‘Romantic’ For Female Customers
- Abercrombie & Fitch. Sure, the music is bumping, the fashion is stylish and affordable and the teens working there make the Twilight cast look like Nosferatu. But between the bed bug scare at the Madison Avenue store and the LFO song "Summer Girls," things could get really itchy for the guests.
- Long John Silvers. Crispy shrimp and hush puppies are nice. But there is a very strong likelihood that you will smell like a deep-fryer until your first anniversary. Also, those Baja Fish tacos may be tastier than anything you might eat on the honeymoon.
- Yankee Candle. On the plus side, the place smells great and who doesn't like a little ambiance? On the downside, one wrong move and the entire wedding party becomes a funeral pyre.
- Blockbuster. Maybe you hate having movies mailed to you, or maybe Cliff's Flix Picks brought you and your spouse together and you want to… give it back. That's fine and well but do you really want to explain to your kid what a video store was?