Your wedding day should be the one of the most memorable days of your life; indeed, many couples spare no expense in order to make sure that their big day is one to remember.
But every couple is of course, different, and each will have a different idea of how they want their wedding day to be like, what theme (if any) they will have and how many guests will be present.
For some this involves the traditional white dress, bouquet and multi-tiered cake at a lavish reception venue. Although it’s not for everyone, some couples go to extraordinary lengths to make sure their special day is a memorable one. This can lead to examples of couples getting hitched in some of the most bizarre locations and unorthodox methods imaginable.
Here are just a few ideas to think about, should you want to add something a little wackiness to your special day.
Themed Weddings in Las VegasLas Vegas is renowned for its’ bizarre mix of unusual wedding customs, and offers couples the chance to bungee jump after exchanging vows.
Or there’s always the ‘traditional’ themed weddings that Vegas is famous for – so whether you’re looking to be blessed by an Elvis impersonator or enjoy a wide range of themes – from James Bond to the Blues Brothers, you’re bound to find it in Vegas.
For some couples, the adrenaline rush of extreme sports ends up forming the basis of their celebrations. After exchanging vows and sharing a kiss, the happy couple can then take the plunge and bungee jump to help give their guests a wedding photo to remember.
For those who want to take things a little higher, why not free-fall after exchanging your vows and enjoy the views as you parachute to the ground from around 15,000 feet in the sky, readying yourself to take your first landing steps of married life together.
If you want to (literally) take the plunge on your wedding day, why not consider tying the knot under the surface of a clear blue sea? Whether you want to exchange vows surrounded by the marine life of a lush coral reef or within underwater hotels, the possibilities are there should you want to marry beneath the big blue.
The islands of SE Asia and Oceania are prime destinations for these sorts of weddings, with the lush reefs providing the perfect setting for those couples who want to marry underwater in locations such as Bali and Australia, where you’ll find resorts alongside the reefs, providing a perfection location for the ceremony, reception and honeymoon.
On Top of a Mountain
In 2005 a Nepalese couple became the first couple to get married at the top of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Whilst the location might be a bit extreme for some, mountaintop weddings are still a popular choice for some couples.The Rocky Mountains in Colorado offer a multitude of different locations, including mountaintop chapels for smaller gatherings and adjoining log cabins in which to enjoy your honeymoon.
For something a little closer to home, the Cairngorms in the Highlands of Scotland provide the opportunity for couples to tie the knot on picturesque islands and at the top of lighthouses. Afterwards, why not enjoy your reception at the Ptarmigan, the highest restaurant in Scotland?
On a Roller Coaster
Not so much a ceremony as a photographic memory to treasure, but nonetheless some couples choose to tie the knot on their favorite roller coaster. Imagine hurtling around your favorite attraction dressed in full wedding garb to celebrate your big day, one can only imagine how the guests must catch the bouquet at the end of the ceremony!
Whether you’re looking to tie the knot traditionally or whilst doing something weird, you’re bound to find someone out there who can cater for your ceremony. Look local to begin with and broaden your research until you find something that takes your fancy to help make your wedding day a special one.
This article was written by David Collins from the holidays team at TravelSuperMarket.com.
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