Ceremonies may take almost exactly the same form as that of a regular marriage, including guests, cake, and a reception. Some self-marrying programs include giving guidance, practice, and support prior to the marriage.
Self-marriage has become increasingly popular in the 21st century, especially among affluent women. As of 2014[update] a travel agency in Kyoto was offering self-marriage packages for women, with some customers being wives who were disattisfied with their original wedding. British photographer Grace Gelder's self-marriage in 2014 and Italian fitness trainer Laura Mesi's self-marriage in 2017 have been widely reported.
In popular culture
In season 4 of The Exes, Holly Franklin decides to marry herself.
In the episode Comet! of Cow and Chicken, The Red Guy marries himself.
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