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 be honest: adventure weddings aren’t for everyone. They necessitate a lot of planning and energy, and you should always have a backup plan in case something goes wrong. You might even consider looking into tips for a successful wedding. But, in the end, it is up to you to make plans and see them through to completion since it’s a memory that you and your guests will cherish for the rest of your lives. So planning everything all at once is impossible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try giving it a shot.

Also, 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. If you want to tie the knot at this Wedding Venue in Fort Worth, TX, for example, it’s a good idea to book early to avoid disappointment. 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? Everything is possible at your wedding! It could be a lovely moment to capture, with your family awaiting to greet you. That’s why hiring a professional family photographer to capture the beautiful moments with your loved ones on your wedding day could be a great idea.

Private wedding?

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 Rhode Island wedding 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, 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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