Every bride and groom has their own way of approaching their wedding day. Some go big, some go small, some follow themes. But one place that is apparently becoming a popular locale among soon-to-be-married couples? Underwater!

The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel in Florida is apparently now offering something called "the mermaid wedding package" for pairs who have always wanted to tie the knot while submerged in water. The entire ceremony takes place in the 8-foot-deep end of the hotel's pool, under the guidance of a "mermaid" officiate. And I thought getting married by an Elvis impersonator was weird…

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The package, which launchee April 1, requires that the bride and groom take a lesson in aquatic training with the resident mermaid (that's a sentence I never thought I'd type). According to Yahoo! Shine, this helps teach the couple breath control and will allow them to choreograph the ceremony, which lasts about 10 minutes with the bride, groom, and mermaid all occasionally swimming upwards to catch their breath. Couples exchange rings, share a symbolic kiss (by blowing bubbles), exchange vows via waterproof signs and may even have a first dance--all under water. Can you imagine?!

So how does it compare cost-wise to more traditional weddings? The hotel charges $95 per guest and requires at least 30 guests, which means water-loving couples will have to shell out at least $2,850. Additional lessons with the mermaid trainer might also be required, for an extra fee.

Personally, I think this sound completely crazy. Wedding days are stressful and scary enough for the bride and groom, without having to worry about remembering to breathe a certain way underwater! Still, I have to admit, it does make for a very unique photo-op, as seen above.

Plus, it's far from the only weird way some couples have chosen to get married . Below, check out more unconventional weddings:

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Hardware store wedding 1

Hardware store wedding

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After getting engaged, South Carolina couple Eva James and Daryl Pittman, decided to tie the knot exactly where they met. So they ended up saying their vows at the True Value hardware store next to BBQ grills and tools!


Skype wedding 2

Skype wedding

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After two years of dating, Trey Durham and his now wife, Jacqueline, realized they couldn't wait until Durham returned from Afghanistan later this year. So instead, they  decided to get married this past week in a super sweet ceremony that took place over Skype!


Gas station reception 3

Gas station reception

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Photographer Nick Hannes was visiting Greece when he came across an unexpected scene--a wedding taking place at a gas station! After talking to the family, he discovered that the father of the bride owned the gas station and urged his daughter to have the reception there to save expenses.

Hot Air Balloon ceremony 4

Hot Air Balloon ceremony

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A California couple apparently decided it would be romantic to get married while in the sky at sunset. So just this week, they boarded a hot air balloon with their entire wedding party. Unfortunately, just minutes after takeoff, the thing came crashing down! 


Taco Bell weddings 5

Taco Bell weddings

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Apparently, Taco Bell is the new hot spot to get married! As told to the Huffington Post by a company spokesperson, fans of the fast food joint often ask if they can have their wedding there!


99 cents store wedding 6

99 cents store wedding

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In honor of September 9, 2009 (9/9/09), the 99 Cents Only Store in Hollywood married nine engaged couples for the cost of 99 cents per couple. The décor for the wedding ceremony and reception were made entirely from items sold at the store, including a gown made entirely from items found at 99 Cents Only Stores. The couples even got a receipt!


Nude wedding 7

Nude wedding

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An unorthodox New Zealand couple, Nick and Wendy Lowe, got married in the nude! According to a local newspaper, the entire wedding was actually "clothing optional."

$1.50 wedding 8

$1.50 wedding

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Penny-saving UK couple Georgina Porteous and now-husband Sid Innes only spent $1.50 on their wedding by using found, recycled or donated items and services from their friends and family.