Homosexuals, known for their attention to detail and organizing skills, blew their chance at creating the largest official mass wedding on Saturday, when the 400 couples organizers of a mass wedding expected to show up failed to materialize. Instead, just 15 same-sexers joined in on the fun.
The largest verified mass wedding, according to Guinness World Records, is 168 couples; the Rev. Sun Myung Moon never secured an official count from the organization.
Mike Wilkinson, the 27-year-old events coordinator at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thought he could beat that. So he put the word out — which Queerty picked up — that Saturday would be the day of all mass marriage days.
Whether it was price (a $300 registration fee, plus $200 per guest), the arguably impersonal nature of the ceremony (celebrate your nuptials with 398 strangers!), or scheduling conflicts (two other gay-related galas were already planned for that day), the 400 couples never materialized. Just fifteen registered. And only 10 turned up. But we’re sure it was a very special day for those twenty gays. Mazel.