You read right.  OK, well not Beverly Hills proper – but pretty freakin’ close.  The 99 Cent Store is inviting cash-strapped couples to get hitched at their Wilshire/Fairfax location on 9/9/09 for only 99 cents.  They are calling the wedding promotion ‘The Luckiest Day of the Century, at the Luckiest Store for Bargain Lovers’ (quite a mouthful, IMO – I think they could’ve come up with something catchier, no?), and according to the store’s press release, the digs will be gussied up with decor created from 99 Cent Store merchandise.  An ordained minister will be there with bells on, ready to unite the bargain lovers in holy matrimony.

In LA and interested?  Call this number by August 24, as space is limited – (323) 881-1247.  (Actually, call it anyway – it’s hilarity that they have a hotline!  Strings playing and everything!)  Well, this is definitely one way to skirt the budget issue.  I wonder if they’ll serve bacon-wrapped scallops.