Space weddings are becoming more and more popular, especially among those who are looking to keep their budgets in check or avoid the dreaded “cookie cutter” wedding. The key is to find a venue that you can customize for your unique style and tastes.
One of the most popular ways to do this is to use a raw space, such as an industrial loft, brewery or airport hangar. It can be a great way to personalize your space and keep your costs down without sacrificing the atmosphere you’re hoping for on your big day!
There are many factors to consider when choosing a raw space for your wedding, including what amenities it will have and how the lighting, acoustics and temperature of the area will affect your guests. It’s best to work with a planner who can help you plan the overall experience and ensure that every aspect of your event goes according to plan, from setting the venue to making sure that everyone is comfortable throughout the night.
The First Space Wedding
The first space wedding took place in 2003, when a US citizen of Russian descent married her long-distance fiancee while he was still on the International Space Station. The ceremony was conducted via a video link from NASA headquarters in Houston to the orbiting spacecraft, which was at the edge of the earth’s atmosphere.
This was the first time a couple could get married while in space, and it was a memorable moment for all involved. It also raised some important issues for the future of space travel, NBC reported.
Yuri Malenchenko and Ekaterina Dmitriev chose to get married while in space despite the fact that Russia’s military and space officials were not on board with the idea, citing legal complexities and Soviet-era rules that require cosmonauts to receive permission from their countries before they can marry foreigners. The couple was given a marriage license on July 17, and they were married in the same church that Dmitriev’s parents had married their children in back in Russia.
They wore their traditional uniforms and a bow tie, and their wedding was broadcast over NASA television. It was a momentous occasion, and Dmitriev later said it reflected the “desire and need” to expand into space.
There is no official space wedding ceremony yet, but there are companies that offer packages for couples who wish to hold their wedding in outer space. Tokyo-based First Advantage offers a $2.3 million package that includes a space flight on Rocket Plane XP, a ceremony in Oklahoma and two nights of accommodations on the spaceship.
While these kind of weddings are not yet legal, they will likely be in the future. Virbela, a company that builds virtual environments for work, learning and events, has started to host these type of ceremonies with some couples, according to founder and CEO Scott Perry.
The company is not only interested in creating the most immersive and connected weddings possible, but it also wants to see what people will do with the space that exists between reality and the digital world. Virbela has been in the process of building a platform that will allow people to create their own avatars and interact with each other in these worlds. It plans to expand the wedding market to include graduations, bar mitzvahs and other celebrations.