While some people say they’re “marrying my best friend” in their vows, a growing number of millennials are literally doing just that.
Get your formal attire ready because you may be heading to some “friendship weddings” next year. This is when two people love each other very much and don’t actually want toconsummate the wedding,but they do want all the economic benefits of tying the knot.
So basically, the plot of that Adam Sandler movie, “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” with 100% less Kevin James.
- Consider the case of Dylan and Mary-Louise. These two millennials, who call themselves “partnered friends,” took the leap after living as platonic pals for two years in NYC. They went to City Hall and $35 later were officially married. It wasn’t all paperwork though.It was pretty legit.They had a rehearsal dinner the night before with their friends, and on the big day, Mary-Louise wore a white smock dress and carried a bouquet of sunflowers.
With divorce rates so high, why wouldn’t you want to spend your life with someone you already know you can trust?Especially if it means you get some health insurance at the same time!
And in case you were wondering, Dylan and Mary-Louise’s families are totally on board. “They know how close we are and that we bring out the best in each other,” Dylan gushed. “Both sides are so excited.”