The wedding location is solely dependent upon the wishes of the bride and groom. It is typically the bride who will decide on the location. While many weddings are held within churches, it is becoming increasingly more popular to hold a wedding outdoors as opposed to inside, largely because the bride wants to be different.
Many brides will choose to have their wedding outdoors at perhaps a beach, or even at a botanical gardens type of park. Reasons to do this are many including the beautiful scenery among other things. Planning an outdoor wedding location can be quite challenging however because of the weather.
There’s nothing worse than planning an outdoor wedding only to have it rain on the big day! It is for this reason if you choose your wedding location to be outdoors, that you absolutely must have a backup plan.
There are still others who will choose their wedding location to be in their home. This can be economical provided there is enough room available for the guests. Naturally, those planning a large wedding would not want to have it inside the house if the house is but average sized.
The single most popular wedding location is church. The bride and groom will usually select the family church that they grew up in, electing to use the family minister, priest or Rabbi to conduct the ceremony. The church will usually be located in close proximity to the planned wedding reception that follows the ceremony.
Now, as unpopular as it might sound, there are still just as many people who opt to have a simple civil ceremony, in which case the wedding location would be the local courthouse. There are people who choose this method, opting to not have everyone attend the ceremony, but instead to just come to the wedding reception.
The bottom line is that no matter where you decide the wedding location will be, is that you be happy! The wedding day is one of change. It means new beginnings for the happy couple, and the wedding location should be chosen that will enhance that happiness and leave you with a mind full of happy memories that can be shared in the years to come with family and friends, and your children.
Whatever wedding location you decide upon, it simply takes careful planning and preparation. An item to consider when having a wedding outside is to make sure decorations are secured tightly. If it’s a very windy day, decorations may have to be tied up instead of simply taped. Be sure to have a backup plan in or around the same location in case of inclement weather in the case of the outdoor wedding. Renting a tent for backup will go a long way to salvaging your big day if it decides to rain on the day of the ceremony.
If your budget allows for it, you may want to consider hiring a wedding planner, who has extensive experience in this area and will know how to plan for every possibility.