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The typical helicopter wedding flight is less than an hour. Most of the helicopters can comfortably seat between four and six people, perfect for a bride and groom alone, plus a photographer and a select friend or parent. Many people use the wedding flight as a rapid way to get from the wedding site to a reception area, but some wedding flights may include the option to recite wedding vows in mid-air (don't forget to invite the judge, minister or Rabbi). If you plan on using a helicopter charter to fly from a wedding to the reception area, there is a cost-saving step you can take in the planning process. Most facilities that would allow a charter helicopter to land/takeoff are likely to charge a landing fee when arranged by a pilot or travel advisor. If a family member or one of the wedding party requests the landing privileges on behalf of the pilot, as part of the wedding package, often times the facility manager will waive the fee in the interest of keeping their clients happy.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|