If you’re someone who had to postpone or cancel your wedding on account of the coronavirus pandemic, you are definitely not alone. But why should you let this pesky virus stop you from celebrating the happiest day of your life, right? Aircraft charter broker Air Charter Service has a novel solution, an intimate ceremony to tie the knot… at 30,000 feet.
“Sadly, many couples have had to abandon their original wedding plans due to COVID-19. At Air Charter Service, we wanted to offer a solution to enable our clients to still have their dream wedding celebrations,” said Andy Christie, group private jets director at Air Charter Service.
Their Weddings in the Sky experiences include all food and beverages and can be tailor-made to suit couples’ needs, whether they want to celebrate with close family and friends or elope, just the two of them. “The flight route can be pre-arranged, so the aircraft can fly over areas of significance to those who are celebrating their marriage,” he added.
ACS’s Weddings in the Sky experience, which starts at $28,000, includes a two-hour flight on board a plane like the Challenger 850, which seats up to 16 people. It also includes a chauffeur to take the couple to and from their airport of choice, champagne, canapés, and personalized wedding favors for the full wedding party, a cabin crew member to ‘unofficially’ take on the role of an officiant (meaning you’ll need to make this union legal once back on land), flower arrangements, a customized playlist, and the choice of flight route upon request.
Looking for something a little bit more affordable? For $18,000, the company offers a “Just the Two of Us” elopement package, which includes most of the same amenities found above, but on a smaller plane like a Cessna Citation CJ2s for two people. And for those looking to spend more money for additional add-ons, bespoke packages are also available.
Given that the average cost of a wedding in the United States last year was $34,000 including expenses like rings and full receptions, suddenly this doesn’t sound like such a bad deal. Just make sure that your bride-to-be does not have a fear of flying!