Nothing says true love like a robotic officient named I-Fairy. (AP)Weddings are getting weirder. Forget those tame bridal trends like cupcakes, honeymoon registries or 'greening your reception'. Things have gotten Clockwork Orange dystopian future weird.
Reality television may have played a part, celebrating obsessively cruel brides, over-the-top ceremonies and all the competitive aspects of walking down the aisle. And the legalities of same-sex marriage are starting to inspire new kinds of nuptial tactics. But that's just in America. Across the globe, the wedding tradition is taking on new meaning. Some are already mega-trends while others may be setting new precedents for the nuptial process. One thing is clear: weddings aren't getting any easier.
- Digital officiants : With same-sex marriage laws varying from state to state, one savvy couple took a trip to the web. They enlisted a minister in Washington D.C., where it's legal for homosexual couples to wed, to oversee the ceremony in their home state of Texas via Skype. While it's not likely to