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Trying to save costs on your wedding venue? Some brides are bringing new meaning to "till death do us part" when cutting the bill on their wedding expenses. USA Today spotlighted a new trend among brides looking to keep the price down and the adventure element high for their wedding nuptials.

Sompe people, like Paulita Flores, found that hosting a wedding at a funeral home allowed for a less expensive, yet picture perfect setting for her wedding.

[via USA Today] Bride Paulita Flores, middle, prepares for her wedding at the Community Life Center in Indianapolis on Dec. 4. "I fell in love (with the center) and thought it was the perfect place," she says.

And although people may think it morbid to start a marriage in a place surrounded by sadness, it would be no different than doing it at a church — where both caskets and newlyweds occupy the aisles throughout the year, says Sue Totterdale, national chairwoman of the National Association of Wedding Professionals. "A banquet hall is a banquet hall, and a chapel is a chapel," she says. "If you can get past the driveway and the cemetery, it's going to be beautiful."

Would you consider a funeral home wedding?



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