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Have your wedding in Hell on Leap Day, and hope the marriage improves

February 20, 2020, 6:38 AM

Engaged to the world's biggest cheapskate? Ready to tie the knot but don't want to spend money on the officiant? You can get married in Hell -- Hell, Mich., that is -- free of charge. 

You little devil, you. (Photo:

On Leap Day, i.e., Feb. 29. 

Now there's a story to tell your future kids. 

One more catch: You'll be tying the knot in a group, like Moonies, and it has to happen at 2:29 p.m. Get it? 2/29? Are you losing your enthusiasm for this thing as quickly as we are? Well, whatever: When your town is called Hell, in a state where snow is commonplace, you have to cash in on these little things. 

The Freep reports that the gimmick was the Rev. Yvonne Williams' idea:

The “short and sweet” ceremony will take place outside of the town’s chapel. Williams said the couples will stand in a big circle as they repeat vows and exchange rings.

“It’ll happen in whatever weather Michigan gives us that day,” Williams said.

Couples will be allowed to bring guests to the festivities, which Williams estimates will last less than 10 minutes.

And why Hell, and why weddings? “When you get married in Hell, there’s nowhere for your marriage to go but up," Williams said and HAR DE HAR THAT IS SO FUNNY. 

Anyway, we suggest you visit the Hell website, URL, and see just how much the Livingston County hamlet has made of its name. It's quite something. And have a nice day. 

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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