Planning a Space Wedding

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If you’ve promised your love to the moon and stars (or even the whole solar system), why not take it a step further with a truly out-of-this-world wedding? From rocket ships to Mars-inspired destination venues, there’s no limit to how creative couples can get with their nuptials.

Unlike most traditional wedding venues, these one-of-a-kind spots don’t require you to start from scratch. That means you can save on some of the bulky decor that’s usually included in your venue rental fee and play up other details to give your big day a unique, starry-eyed vibe.

Just think of all the unique photo opportunities you’ll have when your guests are able to gaze down on Earth from a million miles away! A company called Space Perspective is actually selling the chance to do just that, with their Spaceship Neptune flight taking travelers 100,000 feet above the planet’s surface in a carbon-neutral balloon equipped with giant windows for the ultimate view of our home. The waitlist for this once-in-a-lifetime experience is already light-years long, with flights set to begin in 2024.

You can also go a more low-key route by planning an interplanetary affair at a local park or on a nearby mountain peak. Or, for an out-of-this-world effect on a smaller scale, try having your officiant and guests wear iconic NASA astronaut flight suits to add some authentic space flair. For an extra-cosmic touch, add some space-inspired quotes that capture the essence of your relationship to the guestbook.

Of course, all this unique wedding-themed fun can add up. So be sure to take a good look at your wedding priorities before jumping on the bandwagon of the latest trends. Do you want your guests to feel comfortable and pampered or do you prioritize stunning photos? Make sure your top priorities align with the wedding venue you’ve chosen, so you won’t be left disappointed down the road.

If you do end up choosing a restaurant as your wedding venue, it’s a great time to incorporate your own special touches, like swapping out the standard white tablecloths for runners or napkins that add a pop of color. You can also go a little more luxe by upgrading the linens on the chairs to soft satin or velvet for an extra-special finishing touch.

A lot of brides are ditching the traditional gown for something a little more fun, too. If strappy ultra-mini dresses aren’t your thing, try some retro sci-fi styles that will really shine in the bright lights of your big day. One bride even went the full Norma Kamali with a slinky gold lame jumpsuit for her big day!

Just be sure to check with your wedding planner first before tossing out tradition completely. Your planner can help you figure out how to translate your vision into reality while staying within your budget. They can also offer tips on how to make a large space feel cozy and intimate, so that you’re not overwhelmed by the sheer size of your venue.