Weddings are a sacred ritual and formal expression of love between two people promising to spend the rest of their lives together.
And as such, the importance of such a day, and seriousness of the occasion, cannot be underestimated.
But this seems lost on a hotel in Japan that allows couples getting married to hire an alpaca to act as the witness.
The alpaca isn't believed to bring good luck or prosperity - it seems the only reason it is included in the service is for the novelty factor, and of course so the children can give it a good stroke.
Source: Daily Mail