Weird Places to Wed and Groomsmen Gifts to Match

To some brides and grooms getting hitched in a chapel is just so predictable. Why marry in a place where you spend so little time (insert lightening bolt strike), when you can take your vows in a place where you feel more at home. We've recieved reports of some wild and wacky places to get hitched, as uncommon and unique as the couples themselves. Plus, wouldn't you love to shake it up for your buddies, the groomsmen who are usually bored to tears in a traditional ceremony? Pick one of the weird places to wed and treat your wedding party to our coordinating suggestions in groomsmen gifts.

Hamburger Joint: Your wedding guests are going to flip for a ceremony and reception combo in the local hamburger joint. After your I-do's under a canopy of checkered tablecloths, your friends and family can chow down on burgers, fries and frothy shakes served up in those red plastic baskets. For groomsmen gifts, the guys will appreciate their own stainless-steel spatula engraved with the details of the day.

Zoo: Get hitched in front of the Love Bird exhibit; the guests will be a flutter with the aviary ambiance. Or, go savannah style with your wedding, lions sunning themselves in the background. Whatever section of the zoo you choose (please, not the snakes), it's going to be hot and sticky. Quaff the thirsts of your buddies by presenting pre-filled flasks as your groomsmen gifts.

Airport: Maybe you're a pilot or a flight attendant -- or a jet-setting traveler. Tying the knot at the airport is unusual, but has a unique benefit. You'll be just that much closer to making the signature bride and groom getaway - just hop straight on a plane and head toward your honeymoon. Travel accessories will make fitting groomsmen gifts, from personalized passport covers to dopp kits

Brew Pub: The nerves of an anxious groom will definitely be soothed if he is wed near the production of beer. While it's not okay to get married under the influence, there's no reason to teetotal afterward -- celebrate with the suds! Your friends will be high-fiving you all night, wondering how you pulled this venue off. Of course, personalized beer mugs or tavern signs make toast-worthy groomsmen gifts for the pub wedding.