Will You Marry Me?

Will You Marry Me

Valentines Day is fast approaching. It is a day that gives us an opportunity (or a reminder that does not involve violence from a girlfriend) to show our feelings to that special someone through the giving of the traditional gifts of cards, chocolates and flowers. It also gives some people the excuse to display their feelings with Pepé Le Pew style acts of affection. However, this is not always advised since it seems only cartoon skunks can get away with such things with out receiving a restraining order. Valentines Day is also the perfect time to make a romantic proposal of marriage to that special someone.

Maybe the idea of marriage sounds scarier to you then riding a roller coaster while under going open heart surgery by an unqualified doctor who does not believe in anaesthetic but in Amsterdam you can not use that as an excuse. On Valentines Day it is possible to get married for just one night in Amsterdam.

The Wed & Walk event (Link) gives love ones, friends and even random people the chance to get married for just one night. The service starts at 6pm and the resulting legal marriage dissolves when the sun rises. The wedding includes a ring (with plastic gem), wedding confetti, a wedding Polaroid photo and even champagne.

This might sound like a strange idea but there are a lot of benefits to this short marriage:

– You only have to put up with your parents in law for one evening.

– If you need a new kitchen appliance but can’t afford it, get married just for the wedding gifts. No one said you have to give them back at the end.

– People who believe in no sex before marriage can have their cake and eat it.

– Your nagging mother who keeps on demanding you get married before 30 will no longer be able to have a go at you (technically). However, this will not stop her demanding grand children unless you have a very accommodating one night wife/husband or you start grabbing children off the street and claiming them as your own.

– If your partner meets with an ‘accident’ during your few hours of marriage you can claim some of their stuff. This is a great idea if they own a few CDs you really like.

– It gives people who are already married a chance to try out being a bigamist.

– If your husband or wife to be leaves you at the alter there is no need to fret. Just grab a random person off the street to be joined with in holy matrimony. You won’t have to put up with them for long.

– If your girlfriend has been nagging at you to make an honest woman of her you can do so. Just don’t tell her the marriage dissolves the next morning and hope she is that gullible.

– The marriage dissolves before your new wife can complain about the amount of time you spend sitting in front of the TV watching sports.

– The marriage dissolves before your new husband can complain about the amount of time you spend standing in front of the TV while he is trying to watch sports.

So… Will You Marry Me?

21 responses to “Will You Marry Me?”

  1. Aisling says:

    Oh wow, that sounds like so much fun! I would love to get married for one night! I’m pretty sure the only reason I would like to be married at my age is for the excitement and the blatant excuse for a party anyway!

  2. Cléa says:

    Is this a proposal, Stu? ;)

    Fabulous idea! I wonder how many married couples marry each other again, like a renewal of vows, or just an excuse for a party and a gift registry!

  3. Grumpy Old Git says:

    That sounds even better than a Pagan wedding called “Handfasting”, where you get married for a year and a day. After that you can just walk away free, or make a permanent job of it. Great. I’ve been married hundreds of times!

  4. Anneke says:

    Haha! I do! O wait, what did I just say? ;)

    It sounds like a lot of fun, and nice to take advantage of. I like possibilities 5 and 8. Am I bad now? :D I wonder how many people would actually do this for one of the reasons you listed…

  5. Ana Luisa says:

    Note to self: do not go anywhere near Amsterdam on the 14th… :P

    You chosen your victim yet? :P

  6. Manictastic says:

    A whole day, are the out of their minds? :P

  7. machiruda says:

    Hmm, put like that, marriage doesn’t even sound so bad after all… ;)

  8. VallyP says:

    Cool!! I’d never heard of that one, but it’s really got quite a lot going for it, hasn’t it? Have you got someone in mind Stu ;-)

  9. Invader Stu says:

    Aisling – Don’t let your future husband know that :p

    Cléa – I wonder if they renew their vows are they back tot he old ones the next day.

    Grumpy Old Git – In Amsterdam?

    Anneke – Are you saying you don’t want to marry me? :(

    Ana Luisa – I need to find a new victim if you are not going to be any where near amsterdam on the night :(

    Manictastic – Maybe.

    machiruda – Even one that lasts longer then a day?

  10. Invader Stu says:

    VallyP – Are you free that day? :p

  11. Tess says:

    Aw Stu… I thought you would never ask… :p

  12. Ana Luisa says:

    Yeah, I deserved that one… Damn you and your fast thinking!

  13. sophie says:

    WHAT??? is that true!!??? HAHAHA!!! I cannot believe it haha what an invention!! You know Stu, I don’t trust those strange characters of the page… I am too distrustful, sure they have invented some kind of tiny font or hidden text somewhere in the site or maybe something written in the contract that will appear mysteriously with light?? hum… that must be a trick to catch someone!!
    If I was not so wary… hahaha! :p

  14. Ash says:

    Stu, marry me. Please :)

  15. Invader Stu says:

    Tess – Well I thought we better try just one day first. Any longer and the Mac vs. PC argument would split us apart in a messy divorce.

    Ana Luisa – Not fast enough since I gave away my plan… curses.

    Sophie – Maybe the organisers will decide to play a practical joke and make them all real marriages.

    Ash – I thought you would never ask. We’ll have to get my fathers permission first.

  16. Dragonlady says:

    Stu I have never nagged, but you have only got until the end of the year.

  17. Anneke says:

    Haha! Well if you insist… I’m off on the 14th.

  18. Invader Stu says:

    Dragonlady – Then you will be happy to hear the news that I have.

    Anneke – I’m sorry. I’ve already found my wife for this year. Are you free next year?

  19. kiks says:

    Hadn’t read the comments yet… i feel even luckier!

    Do me a favour- next time you come over, shout ‘honey, i’m home!’ to me? I’ll have a potroast and your slippers ready.

  20. Invader Stu says:

    Kiks – and my pipe… don’t forget my pipe… oh and the newspaper too.

  21. Ana Paula says:

    Hoi Stu, this link is not working anymore. It should be simply http://www.wedandwalk.com/
    Reading you blog all the way from the beginning :-)

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