A Quick Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Location

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Did you know that you should book your wedding venue nine months to one year in advance? In addition, you may spend one to two months looking for your venue. 

If you already said, YES, and next plan to say, “I do,” keep reading for everything you need to know about picking the perfect wedding location. 

Start Planning Your Wedding Location

Before you can begin looking at wedding venues there are a few questions you must know the answers to. Keep in mind, you may want to consider hiring a wedding planner to help with details and organization. 

The first question concerns wedding ceremony locations. Do you want your ceremony and reception in the same place? Or will your guests be okay with moving to a different venue for your reception? 

Another basic consideration is your guest list. How many guests do you plan to invite? Do any of your guests have special needs? 

For example, if you want a barn wedding, is the barn you are considering renting accessible if you have guests with disabilities coming? 

You should also consider your budget. Before you start visiting and calling venues, these are some of the basic questions you will need to be able to answer to know if a venue is right for you. 

Consider Your Style

The best wedding locations will fit your style. It is your day, and you want to choose a location that you are happy with. Check out some of the styles you can choose for your perfect wedding location. 

Destination Wedding Locations

Is your dream wedding on a beach in Hawaii? If you are considering a destination wedding, it is likely your guest list will be smaller and your wedding more intimate. 

Not everyone will be able to jet off to Hawaii. If that’s the case do you need to consider venues for a reception when your return home? Also, keep in mind, that in order to pick some of the best destination wedding locations, you will need to consider lodging and transportation for your guests. 

Romantic Wedding Locations

Romantic wedding locations can vary from ballrooms to hotels to castles. This type of wedding location will really showcase your love and make you feel like your wedding is straight out of a fairytale book. 

Rustic Wedding Locations

Think barn wedding. The popularity of barn weddings has increased over recent years. If you’re dreaming of mason jars and simplicity, rustic-chic may be more your style. 

Other location options to achieve this same style include wineries, farms, and ranches. 

Natural Wedding Locations

This location is all about being natural. You can choose a beach or the forest, but no matter what your natural wedding locations will be outside. 

Keep in mind that if you choose to get married outside, you may need to consider the weather.  

Traditional Wedding Locations

If you are a traditionalist, it is all about the church. Many weddings still happen in churches, and the upside to this is that you can often have your reception in the same place. 

If you like the traditional vibe but are not wanting to get married in a church, consider a country club. 

Modern Wedding Locations

If you are more modern consider wedding locations like art galleries, lofts, warehouses, and modern restaurants. This type of location will be crisp, clean, and minimalistic. 

Choose Your Perfect Wedding Location

Choosing the perfect wedding location can feel stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Remember, when all is said and done, it is about spending forever with your spouse. 

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