One idea for an affordable wedding: Corporate sponsorship...but maybe not by Charmin


Talk about unusual and disturbing marketing campaigns! Charmin is doing a promotion in New York City, featuring "Charmin Restrooms." These are "20 clean and comfortable" restrooms in Times Square for the holiday season.

And as part of the promotion.... A couple is going to get married in the Charmin Restroom. Jennifer Cannon will be wearing a wedding gown made of toilet paper when she weds Doy Nicols in the potty.

Procter & Gamble, the maker of Charmin, is paying for the ceremony (how much does it cost to get married in a bathroom anyway?), travel expenses, a hotel room, and a honeymoon for the happy couple.

Corporate sponsorship is one way, I suppose, to cut your wedding costs. But this is just tacky (no matter how soft the toilet roll is!). And also a little bit icky. But congratulations, I guess, to the happy couple. I hope they get a lifetime supply of toilet paper as part of the wedding package.

Forensic accountant Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations through her company, Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners honored Tracy as the 2007 winner of the prestigious Hubbard Award and her first book, Essentials of Corporate Fraud, will be on bookshelves in March 2008.