Location, Location, Location: Choosing a Destination for Your Wedding

Where will you say ‘I do’?

Location is everything! From setting the mood on the day to the visual atmosphere, your location is a key element to your overall wedding style. Whether you want to wed close to home or plan a weekend away, there are a few questions you’ll want to consider as you narrow down the options for a location and start the hunt for your dream venue.

Is it important to get married close to your family home(s)?

For some, the nostalgia and personal connections to home are all you need to pick the location for the big day. If you’re dead set on getting married in the same church mam and dad said I Do, then start there and then check out what nearby venues fit your reception style and can accommodate your guests for the big celebration.

Is travel time an issue for you or your guests?

If you’re not in the mood to venture up the country for a day or a long weekend, then you may want to choose venue location with shorter travel time for yourselves or any special guests that may have issues with travelling long distances.

Are you looking for unique photo opportunities?

If your heart is set on a beachside beauty, whimsical forest romance, or modern city snaps? Think about what type of moments you’d like to capture and what locations are a potential choice for your dream day.

What vision do you have for your dream wedding venue?

If you’re planning a contemporary wedding day, then you might be dreaming of a city chic destination to fit your style. Is a rustic, outdoor wedding for you? Then opt for a gorgeous country house with plenty of outdoor space for your celebrations. You’ll want to choose a destination that reflects you both as a couple, so be sure to discuss what factors are the most important to you both.

What is your wedding style?

Ultimately, the location you choose will come down to your overall vision. This not only includes colours and florals but the experience you and your loved ones will have on the day from start to finish. Are you dreaming of something more low-key or a classy, traditional affair? Think about all elements from travel, venue type, photos and even your vendors and budget when deciding on where to start the search for your dream wedding venue and location.


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