Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Would you get married in a funeral parlour?

31 July 2015, 11:07Tammy February

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to wedding locations, funeral homes are not exactly on my ‘top 10 places to get married’ married list.  

Firstly, it’s just so unbelievably morbid.

And secondly, I speak from the perspective of someone who’s worked as a data capturer at a run-down funeral parlour (where my days were spent listening to the bickering of the family members running the business; and the smell of dead bodies).

Trust me, that smell will take your breath away – and for all the wrong reasons.

So, when I first stumbled upon this feature article on The Huffington Post, I was stumped.

Not only did Chelsea and Barry Lesnick, a couple hailing from Ohio get married at Chelsea’s family-run funeral home, but, and according to Huff Post,  they fell in love with the idea the moment her father suggested using Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Centre as their location.

What’s more is that they aren’t the first couple to do this. According to Fortune.com, more and more people are opting for less costly funerals, causing funeral homes to look elsewhere for profit, i.e. by incorporating wedding venue services.

An inventive, if rather gloomy option.

- Women24


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...