FOR Adam Brown attending someone's wedding is a way of showing them how much he cares about them.
And he cares about a lot ofpeople.
Mr Brown recently attended his 500th wedding, which was held at the Hoxton Park Anglican Church, West Hoxton.
"I believe in putting other people first and if you share people's wedding day with them it shows how much you care about their lives," Mr Brown said.
The Granville resident said he was invited to the marriage of Joel and Jamie Seric when he met the bride at an Anglican church conference.
Mr Brown said he enjoyed going to weddings and often went to several in one weekend.
"I go to all the weddings that I'm informed of, usually my reason for not going is that I'm already going to another wedding."
Mr Brown remembers the date, the location and the number of guests for every wedding he's been to.
He was just six years old when he attended his first wedding on December 1, 1979.
"The 50th one I went to was on October 21, 1995 and since then I have gone to a further 450."
The most he has been to in one day is four and the most in one month is nine.
He said despite being to so many marriage ceremonies he didn't feel that he could predict which marriages would last.
"It's hard to tell, until after they are married. I have been surprised by some split-ups."
Mr Brown said the earliest wedding he had ever been to was a sunrise ceremony which was held at 6.30am at Shelly Beach, Manly.
The West Hoxton wedding was attended by 338 people, but that wasn't the largest wedding Mr Brown has been to.
"The biggest one was probably the 471st wedding I went to which was also held at West Hoxton on February 23, 2013. That had 562 guests."