Choosing a wedding ceremony site is a big decision. The site of the ceremony is where your marital status changes. You will go from being single (or engaged) to blissfully married. You want to make sure you choose a ceremony location which you will be happy with and which meets all of your needs.
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You may be one of those lucky people who know exactly where you are going to be wed; you may have even known the locale even before becoming engaged. Many people choose a wedding ceremony site based on where they attend services or where their family and friends had tied the knot. But if you do not have a location picked out you will need to choose one.
Choosing your ceremony site should not be a snap decision. Even if you think you know where you want to be married you should make sure that the location can meet all your needs, it is better to find out now than later, right? Choosing the site is just like any other choice you make regarding your wedding, you need to be careful and take your time.
You should really look at several places and be sure to ask any questions that address the needs of your ceremony, your guests, and of course the needs of your fiance and yourself. Even if you think you know exactly where you want to get married you still might consider interviewing different places. Think of them as backup places to your original plan.
Don't know what questions to ask? Dont really know where to start? That is perfectly understandable. Here is a list of questions and concerns to get you started.
Still not sure – here is a bonus tip – use Pinterest to make this process go more smoothly! I understand that you are trying to find the perfect wedding venue in the real world and not online, but Pinterest can be a huge help for not only your wedding location but to help all your vendors give you exactly what you are looking for.
If you do not already have Pinterest boards for the following wedding areas – create them now:
Once you have these boards, start filling them up with photos you feel show you what your wedding should look like. Look for both broad strokes (what the room you get married in should look like) and smaller details (such as chalkboard signs, wedding arches, or floral arrangements).
You can not only research what you love in individuals weddings, but you can also search the actual vendors you are considering. Look at photos taking at their wedding venues. Pin them. Once you have pinned all the photos from your vendors, compare them. When venues do you love the most. Consider making a pro/con list to whittle down your list.