A Space Wedding Could Be a One-Of-A-Kind Event

If you’ve ever dreamed of tying the knot in an out-of-this-world location, there may be a wedding venue for you. A company called Space Perspective is allowing couples to take their vows 100,000 feet in the air in a spacecraft equipped with massive windows that offer views of our planet. The company claims it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is incredibly popular with a waitlist filling up quickly.

The company says anyone who is medically fit to fly on a commercial airplane is eligible to join the flight. They plan to start offering the experience in 2024. The price tag isn’t cheap, however, with tickets starting at $125,000 per couple.

It’s a unique way to celebrate your big day, and it’s sure to be Instagram-worthy. The idea is to allow couples to get a truly otherworldly view of our planet and experience what astronauts describe as a “paradigm shift” when they see Earth from the perspective of orbit.

A space wedding could also be an opportunity for a truly unique honeymoon. The company offers a full day of adventure, including breakfast in space, lunch on the surface of the moon and a return to Earth for dinner with the option to have a private ceremony and/or reception with just the newlyweds.

While there are many ways to make your wedding unique, one of the best is to focus on what makes you and your partner special. This can help you avoid the “cookie cutter” look that often plagues weddings. This is a great opportunity to bring in creative elements that speak to your relationship and create an event that feels like it’s entirely your own.

One of the most memorable examples came in 2003, when a Russian cosmonaut married a U.S. citizen, Ekaterina Dmitrieva. She wore a white dress and entered the hall, where guests were gathered, to the sound of David Bowie’s song, “Absolute Beginners.” She then turned to a video conference monitor and blew her husband, Yuri Malenchenko, a kiss. He replied in kind, even though he was 402 kilometers above New Zealand at the time.

This couple had a very special connection to space, and their love story was colored by it. They had met at a party celebrating the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin, and their marriage was celebrated in the same manner.

A number of couples are exploring raw spaces, which are nontraditional venues that don’t belong to a hotel or banquet facility. These can include museums, art centers/theatres, town-buildings, parks and historical properties. Typically, raw spaces come very bare bones and require everything from tables, chairs and flatware to glassware and china to be brought in. These venues can be a DIYer’s dream, but they can also be a budget buster if you don’t carefully plan your wedding.

The most unique place for a wedding can be found in outer space, but it’s not an option unless you are both astronauts and going on a mission together. Orlando-based Space Perspective wants to change this by offering space weddings in their carbon-neutral balloon, Neptune, which they will begin offering from 2024.