20    Aug 20121 comment

Family: Any ’shared’ weddings in your family?

On August 10, five siblings from the Waldie family (Arizona, US) "tied the knot" in one shared ceremony.

The ceremonies were held back-to-back with guests enjoying lunch between the services.

Their father, Doug Waldie, said "They think we're crazy or that it's the greatest thing on earth."

The reasons for such a shared event are rather simple: Close siblings wish to share their special day, the guest list for the siblings' family will be the same, people only have to make the trip once if coming from long distances, women need to buy only one new outfit (instead of five), among others!

As family history researchers, we'd raise an eyebrow or two when discovering same-date wedding certificates for siblings. Genealogy aside, I'm sure it was an emotional occasion for all family and friends.

When locating dates of family events - such as marriages - have you discovered any interesting coincidences?

Have you discovered - or even attended - shared weddings in your family?

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  1. My great great grandparents married on the same day. On Feb 12, 1867 they married. They were both supposed to have married in Castlerea Church. Celia Crawley and Patrick Finan as well as Bernard Greene and Celia Broiderick. They would have lived near each other but I don't think they're related.

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