Getting married in a place that’s out of this world is a dream for many couples. However, it’s only really possible if you and your partner are astronauts on a mission together or if you can find a company like Space Perspective willing to offer you the experience of a lifetime.
Taking your vows in outer space won’t come cheap, however. Couples who want to say their I Do’s 100,000 feet above Earth can expect to pay a staggering $125,000 per person!
While it might be a bit too expensive for most couples to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it’s still a pretty impressive way to celebrate your big day. During the trip, you’ll get to see your beloved planet from an entirely new angle and have a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. And if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a few of those iconic astronaut flight suits, they’ll make for great photo props for post-ceremony photos.
But if you’re not quite ready to put your dream of tying the knot in space on hold, there are other ways you can add a little interplanetary flair to your special day. One option is to have your wedding venue be a space-inspired hotel or cruise ship, such as Voyager Station, which was first announced in 2019. The project is expected to be completed by 2027.
The ship, which looks a lot like a cruise liner, will feature restaurants, bars, entertainment options, and luxury guest suites. It’s also rumored that the facility will even have a helipad for those who want to tie the knot in space.
Another option for those who aren’t yet ready to commit to a full-on space voyage is the company Raw Space. The Florida-based company has been offering up the chance to take a space balloon ride for weddings since 2017. The experience isn’t as nerve-wracking as a full-on space flight but it will give you plenty of Instagram-worthy moments. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of your future astronaut spouse!
A Russian cosmonaut has become known not just for his career as an astronaut, but also because of the way he got married. Yuri Malenchenko, who is the second-longest-serving cosmonaut in history, married his girlfriend Ekaterina Gordeeva while he was on board the International Space Station (ISS). The couple were issued a marriage license by Russian authorities while Malenchenko was in orbit and then had a video conference with their family to tie the knot.
The ring was sent up to the ISS in a cargo flight and contained precious stones in the shape of planets, the sun, and the ISS itself. When he returned to Earth two months later, his wife was waiting for him with flowers and a special dessert called “Ekaterina’s ring pie.”
If you’re looking for something a little less expensive but just as romantic, consider adding some space-inspired décor to your big day. Small details like springy Martian antennae headbands or toy ray guns can help you bring your space theme to life and serve as the perfect addition to any post-ceremony selfies.