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    New wedding trend - Get married at a funeral home

    -More couples are tying the knot in an unusual place — funeral homes.

    "I think it's the future of funeral service, having reception centers on site for families to celebrate life and weddings and other major events," Nancy Brunner Sanden, who runs a funeral home in Mentor, Ohio, told TODAY.com.

    At the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Sanden has organized dinners, graduation parties, reunions and first communion parties at its upstairs reception area. In March, her 24-year-old niece Chelsey Lesnick got married at the funeral home, which has a food and liquor license.

    "She came to me and said, could we host it there?" Sanden said. "So I said, sure, let's talk about this. Because certainly you want to be respectful to the families we have served and also to the couple. We want to do something beautiful and celebratory."

    "And it was. It was lovely," she added. "Our baker made a beautiful cake with black overlay on it that looked just like Chelsey's dress. There were homemade pastries, too. It was maybe 50 people, just close relatives and friends."

    For Lesnick, the choice to have a wedding in a funeral home was a personal one — it's been in her family for more than six decades. But fans of the new trend say there are many reasons couples are getting married in funeral homes: They're often cheaper than traditional wedding venues and offer better availability, for example...

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    Most likely because more people won't go to or aren't affiliated with a church anymore.
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    They could have a 'til death do us part' wedding theme.

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    In the Schrute family, it is tradition that the couple gets married while standing in their future graves.

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