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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc

    Funeral homes now doubling as wedding chapels

    This article was also in USA Today.

    Across the U.S., more funeral homes are building such centers and marketing them not only as places to mourn the dead but as sites for events celebrating the living, including birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, proms and weddings.

    The lure? It is often less expensive; there is greater availability; and the settings — inside and outside — can be nothing short of wedding-picture perfect.

    Is this more of a perception/image/ event scheduling problem than a commercial land use issue ?
    They have the parking space. But they would need the foodservice / bar license/inspection.
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)

    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
    Feb 1998
    Greensburg, Kansas
    "Life Celebration Center" is the coming phrase.

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    Cyburbian mgk920's avatar
    Mar 2004
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Well, mortuaries have done similar things in the past (adding services for more than just the dead and their loved ones) - for example, motor-powered hearses were often also used as the first ambulances.

    I do like the idea of celebrating lives instead of just mourning losses.


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