Get Married in Space

space wedding

Getting married is a huge deal and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the occasion, whether you opt for a traditional wedding or an out-of-this-world space destination. If you’ve always dreamed of saying “I do” among the stars, a Florida-based company offers a chance to make that happen — for a hefty price.

The wait list for Space Perspective’s trips to the edge of space is already light-years long, but if you can afford it, you’ll enjoy a quintessential astronaut experience that includes two hours of views out the windows and an indelible memory. The company says seated guests will be able to see the Earth’s curve and the total blackness of space, as well as all of NASA’s Perseverance rover and its surroundings.

To celebrate the occasion, Dmitriev wore a special white dress and walked down the aisle to a David Bowie song via satellite video link while orbiting Earth, some 250 miles above the ground. Her best man was an astronaut who played the wedding march on a portable keyboard beside her. After the ceremony, Dmitriev posed for photos with a life-sized cardboard cutout of her husband-to-be, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.

Malenchenko, who is also an accomplished astronaut with multiple spacewalks under his belt, was a regular visitor to the International Space Station, and had been on a mission that was originally scheduled to end in August. His stay was extended a couple of weeks, and so the couple decided to marry in space. It wasn’t without its controversy, as some Russian space and military officials disapproved of the marriage.

If you are looking to get married in space, consider these tips when choosing your venue:

Ensure seated guests have a clear line of sight of the ceremony. This is important to avoid awkward facial expressions and a difficult time hearing the officiant.

Opt for a wedding theme that suits your personality and aesthetics. For example, if you like vintage sci-fi, choose an interplanetary location with red rocky terrain for a truly otherworldly affair. Add a little something extra to your big day with personalized gifts that celebrate the unique setting. For example, springy Martian antennae headbands or toy ray guns will be perfect for post-ceremony photos.

For a truly memorable space wedding, hire a professional planner to ensure that all of your needs are met. They can provide valuable insights into each option based on your specific requirements and budget.

When deciding between a traditional wedding and an out-of-this-world space wedding, you’ll need to identify your needs and preferences to make the most informed decision. Your planner can help you find the right venue for your event based on your budget, size of guest list, and desired level of customization. They can even suggest options that you might not have considered. This is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and it’s a great way to create a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that is uniquely yours.