Wedding Chapels: The Next Frontier In Pop-Up Shops

Pop-up shops have been all the rage the last few years, with brands from Target to Chanel setting up temporary storefronts. Thanks to the recession, housing developers are even hosting shopping events in empty apartments, hoping to make a buck off homes that aren’t selling. Now, in New York City, two event spaces are being transformed into “pop-up wedding” venues this summer.For the month of June, 303GRAND in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, partnered with Martha Stewart Weddings, The Wedding Library, and Brooklyn Bride to create the Brooklyn Chapel. A mere $500 will buy a couple a full package deal, which includes the officiant, cake, photography, bouquet, and a champagne toast for the bride and groom, as well as enough space for 40 guests.

If you’d prefer to get hitched in July, Grand Opening, an event space on the Lower East Side, is trying to raise money so it can host couples’ weddings — real or fake. The Wedding Chapel will seat about 20 guests and will offer the couple their choice of backdrop (beach, forest, cityscape), along with the option of live internet streaming. Reservations are being taken on a first-come-first-served basis with a pledge of $100. Personally, I think these seem like pretty awesome options, recession or not. [via Racked]