Want to have a wedding your friends and family will be talking about for years?
Get married underwater.
No, I’m not all wet.
Underwater weddings used to be just a novelty item for old newsreels and the evening news, but they’re so common in our modern age that you can actually go on the Internet and find companies that specialize in helping you plan then dive into an underwater wedding.
It’s a pretty wild idea, I agree, but for an adventurous couple that always says, “Yes” to life and its smorgasbord of experience, this could be the event of a lifetime.
If you’ve ever been diving in your life, or even just went snorkeling around a tropical reef, then you can’t imagine the strange loveliness of the undersea world with its colorful corals and sponge, and sudden polychromatic explosion when a school of clownfish flashes from beneath the reef, spreading out all around you.
It’s got an exquisite kind of special beauty that is hard to put into words.
An underwater wedding can provide the kind of backdrop that money can’t buy, and it’s all natural, all beautiful, and all for you.
If you so choose, you can have an underwater wedding and spend your honeymoon at an underwater hotel.
Florida’s Jules’ Underwater Lodge, which bills itself as “the world’s only underwater hotel” offers luxury wedding/honeymoon packages for a set fee.
According to the Jules’ Lodge website, “The total cost of the package, with the services of the notary public, flowers and a small wedding cake is $1,750.00 plus tax.
There is an additional charge of $100.00 per person for extra guests attending the ceremony.”
At $100 a pop, it wouldn’t be cheap to have your whole family along, but you could always videotape it so that that the non-swimmers in your family can witness your blessed event in Davy Jones’ Locker.
The lodge, a converted research habitat, has been totally redecorated for its guests’ comfort and includes all the amenities you’d expect at a modern hotel.
But if even that’s too tame for you, you can always get married in the water wearing air tanks and regulator.
Of course your bride will have to get a white bikini to get married in, and you really should paint her weight belt white to go with her outfit, but that would only add to the fun and festive air of your underwater wedding.
Getting married underwater might be a lot more work than a normal wedding, but just think of the memories you’ll be making.