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19 January 2015, 12:49
"For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, Grande or Venti..."
"Darling, what are your thoughts on having your wedding in one of the biggest chain coffee shops in the world?"
A new trend has ben arising under our noses, and thankfully the perpetrators are hashtagging their shenanigans to allow us to keep track: #StarbucksWedding.
Yep, there are couples that love the coffee chain so much that to them, the most romantic setting they can conceive to declare their eternal love for each other is right there, in front of a congregation of disgruntled WiFi-deprived punters, presumably officiated by a barista, all while the album of "the next John Legend" plays softly in the background.
While other unconventional ceremonies might take place on a hilltop, or a barn, or all those other settings you have on your Pinterest, it takes a special kind of person to decide "I have given this coffee shop so much of my money that I want to get married in it. Because I can't marry the building itself, because society".
Possible pros to marrying in a Starbucks: Catering is sorted, seating arrangement is fixed, websites will write about you.
Possible cons to marrying in a Starbucks: Guests can't find the right one on Google Maps, someone will get a name wrong, websites will write about you.
Definite cons to marrying in a Starbucks: You got married in a Starbucks.
And sometimes, the whole "Marrying in a Starbucks" thing just isn't pushing the boundary enough. The niche little-known wedding venue also needs a niche wedding theme. LET'S ALSO MAKE IT STEAMPUNK.
Don't get us wrong: we're very happy for these couples. It's obvious they've all found someone else that they can be totally weird around for the rest of their lives, and that's rare. But man, you could have at least picked somewhere with a bit more class.