A Provincetown couple is taking steps to hold the world’s largest lesbian wedding, inviting couples to participate in the mass marriage and vow renewal ceremony there next month.
“We had the idea that we would renew our vows but we would invite the planet and make an event of it,” Alli Baldwin, who married her spouse Ilene Mitnick in Connecticut, told the Boston Globe.
The result is Bride Pride, billed by organizers as “the world's largest all-girl wedding and renewal ceremony.” The ritual will take place rain-or-shine at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15 at the Roux Provincetown Bed & Breakfast, a Victorian-style lodging establishment.
“You'll find yourself in the company of hundreds of women simultaneously declaring their never-ending love for each other beneath stunningly surreal October skies during Provincetown's legendary Women's Week Festival—the longest, still running Women's cultural festival in the country,” the event’s website reads.
Participants will have their ceremonies officiated by comedian Kate Clinton, described by organizers as a LGBTQ community icon.
Couples can pay $150 to participate in the renewal ceremony, or $200 for couples getting married for the first time, organizers said. The extra $50 will cover the costs of a marriage certificate.
So far, 39 couples have signed up to participate, according to the Globe. While no Guinness record currently exists for holding the largest wedding, the couple said they are hopeful it will get their attention.
If not, they told the Globe they’ll just try again next year.