Planning An Adventure Wedding
As we continue to physically distance, more couples are choosing an outdoor wedding. Here at Actively Northwest, though, we like to level up and make it an adventure.
What could be more exciting than having your adventure wedding on a remote island in the middle of the frozen ocean or saying your wedding vows at the summit of Kilimanjaro? Well, not a lot of things.
Let’s face it, adventure weddings are not for everyone. They require a lot of planning, energy, and you always need to have a plan B in case something goes wrong.
At the end of the day though, it’s a memory that you and your guests will have for a lifetime.
An adventure wedding is not about colors, patterns and choosing the perfect theme. It is about embracing nature and going on that adventure along with the person you’ll spend the rest of your life with.
It’s about leaving your comfort zone and discovering something new and exciting.
How to Plan an Adventure Wedding
Whether you choose an agency to help you organize your wedding or you plan on doing it by yourself, you need to pay close attention to a few aspects.
Choose your favorite season and activity
If you’re an outdoor lover, you will want your adventure wedding to be in your favorite season and maybe, while doing your favorite activity. Will it be a scuba diving adventure in Madagascar, or maybe your climbing passion will push your wedding on top of a volcanic mountain?
Choose your location
Everyone has a location that they dream of visiting, and if we’re talking about your wedding day, it should be something you will remember. Decide along with your loved one where it will be, and start working around it. Just remember, if your adventure takes you out of the country, you’ll want to plan well ahead of time. Nothing ruins a wedding faster than realizing that your passport expired!
Make your grand entrance
How about reaching your remote location on a paddleboard along with your lover and all your guests? Or maybe have your guests waiting on the top of the mountain as you climb your way up to the big event? It’s your wedding, and everything is possible!
You can either plan a private wedding, where it’s just you and your life partner, or you can invite your friends and families. If you want to invite everyone, remember to choose an accessible place for everyone or make arrangements to make it more accessible.
If grandma can’t climb K2, for example, arrange transportation to the top for her. Planning a skydiving ceremony? Consider live streaming it to your friends and family who are way too scared of heights to join
Of course, it should still be something unforgettable for you, so if you want a real adventure just for the two of you, go for it. You can always organize another party when you return!
Put together THE best team
Of course, you will need to put together a team to help you with your adventure wedding. Make sure the people you choose, whether we’re talking about planners or photographers, truly understand your needs and wishes.
Sometimes, a complete stranger may be able to understand you much better if you share some common interests, so don’t be afraid to search for the perfect person. A word of advice, make sure someone on your team is an expert in your chosen adventure. For example, a local guide to help you navigate the jungle or an expert climber for your mountaintop wedding.
Pack and go!
After you have everything planned, it’s the time you prepare yourself for the wedding. What are you going to wear? When are you leaving? Bring what you need and start your adventure wedding!
So what’s left to do? Well, start planning your wonderful adventure wedding and create a day you will remember for the rest of your lives! Everything is possible as long as you can dream about it!
This post was guest written by Nicole Etolen from LoveYouWedding.com, an LGBTQ+ wedding planning resource with content focusing on every aspect of planning your big day, from “Yes!” to “I Do.”
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