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50 Strangers Throw Couple Surprise Wedding Reception

The improv gurus behind No Pants Subway Rides teamed up this week to throw a surprise wedding reception for a random, unsuspecting couple. Fifty wannabe guests got dressed in their matrimonial attire, and headed down to Manhattan's City Clerk's office.

One couple was selected and led to tents that had been borrowed from a just-finished job fair. The guests (again, all strangers) cheered during the couple's first toast, watched them share their first dance, and boogied down with them for a couple of hours. One stranger gave the best man toast, and the bride and "maid of honor" met for the first time. After the gifts (mostly gift cards), the couple hopped in a pedicab complete with "Just Married" signage and took a ride around New York City.

Would you be happy if this happened to you, or would you have a hard time celebrating your wedding with strangers?

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Booked Booked 7 years
That was so sweet! I love it!!! My hubby & I got married by a notary at a UPS Store with a Mailman as our witness on Hubby's lunch break...LOL. Long story...but it would only have made it better to be able to add "and then we had a surprise reception given to us by a bunch of strangers!"
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
I love that! :D
Fallingfromtrees Fallingfromtrees 8 years
I am a HUGE improv everywhere fan. One day i want to go to New York and i plan on scheduling my trip around an IE mission. What could be more memorable than making someone happy!?
dootsie dootsie 8 years
Yay Improv Everywhere! This is actually really sweet... avoiding planning is one of the big reasons people get married at City Hall, so it's like getting the best of a wedding with way less stress. All you have to do in exchange is spend the next hour meeting your guests for the first time! LOL (Not entirely unlike a real wedding...) This reminds me of the Little League Baseball game that they made a huge fan crowd for... it actually makes the people you flash mob even happier, and that's just awesome.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
i love Improv Everywhere!! My favorite is of them welcoming people home at the airport. Hilarity!
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
Improv Everywhere never disappoints!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
This would be so awesome!!!
katiekat95 katiekat95 8 years
That is too cute. Especially since they didn't expect anything after the ceremony.
dannysf dannysf 8 years
So random, so awesome.
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 8 years
Ha! That's awesome. I love how the couple really seemed to embrace it. Too cute.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I'm with you, Pistil. I think it'd be a great story to tell the grandkids some day.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
If I wasn't going to have a real wedding reception and someone wanted to throw me a party anyway, I'd be psyched. I love Improv Everywhere!
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