There is an old Welsh phrase, ‘there’s nowt so queer as folk’; I think it really comes into context when we look at some of the most unusual wedding venues. As human beings, we all have different passions and interests and seeing as your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, it’s understandable that people want to incorporate their passions. It just so happens that integrating some of those interests and hobbies makes people like me think they’re very odd but slightly wonderful at the same time.
Let’s start off by looking at unusual wedding venue number #1 – The sky
You can get married 160 feet up in the air thanks to a company called Marriage In The Sky. A crane lifts a platform with the wedding party on board up for the ceremony. Another lifted platform holds the musicians and after the bride and groom have exchanged their vows, they can bungee jump off the side, definitely a wedding for thrill seekers. After the ceremony, guest are lifted once again for a three course meal while strapped to their dining chairs, I don’t know how my mum would feel about this one. I however, love it! It’s different and fun, and you’re guests certainly won’t be able to say it was boring.
Do you love the water? Wedding venue number #2 – Underwater
Many couples around the world are getting married underwater; from the sea to shark tanks it’s becoming a popular way to tie the knot. If you’re a couple with diving experience and love the water, you might want to think about an underwater wedding, but what about the guests? I don’t think many of them would be able to watch. Personally, I don’t think I would enjoy it, the hair, make up and dress would all be ruined… and so would that cake!
You don’t have to be as adventurous as the bungee jumpers and the divers to incorporate your passions into your wedding venue.
Do you love to grab a bargain? Wedding venue number #3 – T.J. Maxx
Bride Lisa Satayut decided to get married in T.J. Maxx because it’s her happy place. She wanted to combine the feeling of shopping for bargains with the excitement of marrying the love of her life. Lisa has admitted she’s obsessed with the store; she calls herself a “Maxxinista”, and wed in the size 8 shoe isle in the Michigan store. Unsurprisingly, this is not my ideal wedding venue, although I do love a bargain!
Do you love Bingo? Wedding venue number #4 – Bingo Hall
I know many people love to play bingo. I also know many people incorporate bingo games into their wedding to entertain their guests, so why not have your wedding in a bingo hall? Bingo makes some people happy, just like bungee jumping or buying a bargain, and this is actually an activity all of your guests can enjoy. A fun free bingo game with a prize won’t just mean you’re having a great time but the whole wedding is party too.
I think it’s interesting to see how couples combine their passions and their wedding day in such creative ways. Brides and grooms don’t just use their venue to integrate their hobbies; couples create whole themes for their big day. I’ve heard of Star Trek themed weddings, Power Rangers and even Harry Potter themed weddings, where even your guests dress up as characters. Do you and your fiancé have a passion for something? Would you incorporate it into your wedding? I hope this blog has helped you to realise you can incorporate pretty much anything you’re passionate about!