Get Married in Space

Getting married is a major milestone in most people’s lives. They don’t hesitate to spend a fortune for their big day to make it special and memorable. They even go as far as planning destination weddings to get that perfect Instagram-worthy shot or have a beautiful backdrop for their nuptials. Whether it’s in a grand hall, church, or the beach, they leave no stone unturned to make their wedding unforgettable. But one couple took things a step further and got married in space. They’re not astronauts, but a company is now offering betrothed couples the chance to take their love to the stars for a whopping price.

Destination weddings are all the rage in recent years as they provide a unique setting for loved ones to celebrate the big day together. Several couples have been seen tying the knot beside a waterfall, in a rustic horse stable, or even on top of a mountain. But it seems that these weddings aren’t enough for some as more and more people are opting to get married in unusual places, such as an underground cave or a treehouse.

It was in 2003 that a Russian cosmonaut married his U.S. citizen wife while he was still in orbit on the International Space Station. Yuri Malenchenko had been given a video conference link to the ISS and a camera to record the ceremony, which was streamed to guests on Earth. The bride entered the room in a long white gown, and she was all smiles as she kissed her groom. She then blew him a kiss and he replied in kind.

Officials tried to convince the couple to wait until he returned to Earth, but they decided against it. However, this did have repercussions. He was denied a promotion at the Cosmonaut Training Center and he also lost his job at the Mission Control Center because of his space wedding. In addition, contracts that cosmonauts sign before they fly now include a clause forbidding them from marrying while in orbit.

This year, the company called Space Perspective is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for couples to take their love beyond the planet and get married in space. Its Neptune spacecraft will take couples up to the edge of space for six hours to see our home from a whole new angle. The spacecraft is powered by renewable hydrogen, reducing its carbon footprint and making it an environmentally conscious option for lovers looking to tie the knot in style.

To book your ticket, you will need to head on over to Space Perspective’s website and get in touch with them. But be prepared to rethink that wedding budget as the seats will start at $125,000. The company is hoping to launch this otherworldly experience in late 2024. In the meantime, couples can sign up for the waitlist on their website to see if they get a spot.