Extreme Wedding Ideas for Thrill Seekers


Last week, we visited 5 exciting destinations fit to host both a wedding and the honeymoon. This week, we dive into extreme wedding activities that will have your heart pumping way before the crucial moment. These are perfect for the bachelor(ette) party as much as the nuptials themselves.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The most unexpected extreme wedding activity? A futbol (soccer) derby in the notorious Maracana stadium. The boiling Flamengo vs Vasco de Gama game is a festive yet hostile display of football culture and folklore. The colorful mosaics, loud pyrotechnics, and fan chants will intimidate the bravest. If you survive the match unharmed, you deserve the blessings of Christ the Redeemer. Exchange vows on the golden sands of the Copacabana beach as the sun sets.

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Mont Cook National Park, New Zealand

Ain’t no wedding like a heli-wedding! At least you don’t get to see that every day. It’s a lifetime opportunity to tie the knot close to 8,000 feet above sea level. The majestic white coat of the Southern Alps will make awe-inspiring backdrop for your extreme wedding photos. And to top it, ditch the limo and attach the “just married” sign to the back of your tux or dress as you ski down with your better half. Timeless souvenirs in the making!

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Velavaru and Rangali islands, Maldives

Dive into marital bliss with the wildlife of the Indian Ocean as witnesses. If you can convince a dolphin to be your ring-bearer, it would be a plus. No doubt, the extreme wedding party will fall for the exotic attractions of the archipelago. Note that the Conrad Hotel on the Rangali Island boasts “the world’s only glass underwater chapel“. It could be an alternative option for those who want to stay dry 16 feet below sea level.

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Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Watching the Lion King melts your heart every time? Good, have your own extreme wedding in the animal kingdom. It will be your chance to join the unique, warm, and peculiar African wedding traditions with a safari. First, be sure to hold that bachelor(ette) party in the African Las Vegas: Sun City. Also, check out this quick of alternative safari wedding spots.

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Canterbury, New Zealand

What about taking your marriage to new heights right from the start? Walk down the aisle some 160 feet up in the air in a hot air balloon. Take off at dawn and let the sun rise as you exchange your vows. Hang down on a bungee rope over the snow-capped mountains as you share that first kiss as newly-wed. How’s that for an extreme wedding?

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How do you like this quick list of extreme wedding activities and places? What activities have you tried or should we add? Let us know in the comment box below. We enjoy reading your ideas!

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Extreme Wedding Ideas for Thrill Seekers
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These extreme wedding ideas take your nuptials to new heights as you dive into marital bliss, blessed by Christ the Redeemer and the animal kingdom.
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