Millennial Couple Wants To Get Married 38 Times Around The World
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story said that the couple wanted strangers to help them pay for their Honeyfund campaign. That's incorrect, and the couple only asked friends and family to donate. LAist regrets this error.
One Los Angeles couple is following the wedding trend of ditching traditional wedding registry gifts and asking friends and family to pay for their honeymoon instead. But they're doing it for an epic trip: they want to get married 38 times around the world in 83 days.
Cheetah Platt, 30, and Rhiann Woodyard, 32 have been hopping from country to country since February 8, hitting up Colombia, Kenya, India, Morocco, Ireland and Spain along the way, according to BuzzFeed. Their travels are being funded through their Honeyfund.com campaign. They still have some places to check off their list like Singapore, Australia and Fiji.
When the couple—who also happen to be aerial, acrobat, and pole art enthusiasts—first got engaged, they just couldn't make up their minds about where they they wanted to throw their wedding because everything just seemed so expensive. Platt told PEOPLE that their budget allowed for an "acceptable" wedding, but not for the "perfect wedding."
So they hatched an idea: they both got ordained so they could marry themselves in countries throughout the world. Platt and Woodyard also decided they would wear white outfits throughout their whole trip. The only time they didn't was when they went on a safari. They'll keep on traveling until April 28, and plan on throwing a wedding reception in Los Angeles on May 2 that will include, "tag, relay races, ball pits and more!" according to their website. That wedding party is also getting paid for through their Honeyfund.
“It was exactly what I wanted, to travel the world with my wife and marry her again and again and again in so many different ways," Platt said. "That was perfect for me.”