Getting married, some of us dream about it for our whole lives, others just aren’t bothered by it. If you belong to that last category, this article might not be for you. If, however, you plan on getting married and you want to do so in an unforgettable way, you should definitely read on. Because there’s just been added a whole new wedding experience to the location wedding list. Forget Tuscany, forget Greece, forget whatever you had got in mind. Starting from now on, you can get married in the coldest place on Earth. Antarctica.
Where most of us opt for a wedding close to home in a more or less cutesy location, some like to think big when it comes to the most special day of their lives. If you’re still looking for your out-of-the-ordinary venue, the ‘Celebrating a White Wedding in a White Desert’ package by travel company Red Savannah might be something to look into. Undeniably special, there are some things to keep in mind when you’re getting married at Antarctica and the budget is just one of them.
What’s in a wedding?
First of all, let’s talk about that budget. Getting married in the coldest place on Earth will set you back a whopping $250,000, so that’s a little more than most of us tend to spend on the Big Day. Yet if you’ve got a big fat savings account, this might not be an issue for you.
Secondly, your wedding party can just include twelve people. That’s mainly due to the fact you’ll be staying in pod camps on site and there just aren’t a lot of them. This means you’ll have to be pretty selective with your guests, meaning you could hurt a couple of friends or family members in the process. Something to think about.
Yet what do you get for your money? You and your guests will be ziplining, exploring ice tunnels and spotting penguins. You’ll also get to make a trip to the actual South Pole. Next to that, of course, there’s the ceremony, the cake cutting, the champagne…
Yet thirdly and sadly, all of this isn’t exactly a treat for the environment. Antarctica represents a fragile ecosystem which shouldn’t be interrupted by something like a location wedding. So even those with a big fat savings account better think twice before booking…