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Word of Mouth

Tying the Knot, Guerilla Style

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(Photo by Pareeerica via Flickr Creative Commons)
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Produced with Emma Ruddock

Maybe it’s the sluggish economy, the flash mob legacy, the social media age wish for attention, or the ongoing American urge for originality. Couples everywhere are ditching the choreographed trappings of traditional weddings for simpler, spontaneous services in public spaces. An old trick to save money, guerilla weddings are emerging as an increasingly popular way to tie the knot. Alyssa Abkowitz wrote about the nuptial phenomenon for SmartMoney magazine.

Watch: What if William and Kate had decided on a guerilla wedding?

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