A space wedding may sound like a fantasy, but it’s actually becoming a real thing. An American company is now offering couples the chance to exchange their vows in outer space for a price of $125,000 per person. The six-hour trip aboard their Neptune spacecraft can accommodate eight passengers and a pilot, with massive windows to make the most of the breathtaking heavenly views. The service, which is expected to launch in 2024, has already sold 1,000 seats.
While the idea of getting married in a warehouse, brewery, airport hangar or museum is certainly intriguing, many brides and grooms want a more traditional ceremony and reception. However, raw spaces are not without their challenges. Having a completely blank canvas to work with can create a sense of anxiety for some couples. Luckily, there are some ways to customize your raw space that can help make it feel less like an empty shell and more like your own.
The first step in customizing your space is to identify what makes you and your partner unique. If you’re not sure where to start, reaching out to an event planner or stylist who specializes in raw spaces is a great place to start. They can help guide you through the process and ensure that your vision is brought to life.
Another way to customize your space is to use lighting to create different ambiances throughout the day. Using different types of lighting will play out the hard edges of an industrial space and create a more intimate atmosphere for your ceremony and cocktail hour. You can also use music and entertainment to transform an industrial space into a party that your guests will remember.
Lastly, don’t forget to bring in plenty of decorations and flowers to complement the unique backdrop. If your space has a natural element, such as an old beam or exposed brick, use it to your advantage and decorate around it with flowers or candles. If you’re planning a rustic or bohemian vibe, add plenty of greenery to your decor to make the most of the natural surroundings.
One of the most challenging aspects of a Raw Space is knowing how to delegate tasks. If you don’t have a very strong team of people to support you, it can quickly become overwhelming. It’s important to have a solid plan of action for every aspect of the wedding including food, drinks, entertainment, rentals, etc. Having a clear understanding of your abilities and strengths will also help you determine how much to budget for your big day.
If a space wedding sounds like the ultimate dream and you have the means to do it, we say go for it! But if the cost is prohibitive, we’d recommend going with a more traditional venue.