Western Michigan U. seeks record for renewing marriage vows


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University is lining up hundreds of couples to renew their marriage vows as part of a homecoming weekend record attempt.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2dfJ4WK ) the school on Oct. 8 is seeking to set a new Guinness World Records mark for the largest vow renewal ceremony. Guinness says the current mark of 1,087 couples was set at Miami University in Ohio in 2009.

Western Michigan University is asking couples to register in advance to participate in the group ceremony at the Kalamazoo school’s East Campus.

Couples must provide a photocopy of their marriage license.

The ceremony will be officiated by Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell. The event will include commemorative photo stations, live music, a wedding cake and a toast.

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Online:

http://www.mywmu.com/vows

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Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette, http://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo

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