While no one wedding decision is easier than another—we all want everything to be perfect — choosing the location for your wedding can be an especially challenging one, primarily because when you are selecting a location, you have to think not only of what you want, but also what will best accommodate your guests and your plans.
It’s hard enough just trying to decide what will be good enough for you, much less what will work best for all your family and friends. When deciding on a location, it will help you greatly if you are willing to make a few sacrifices here and there, so that your loved ones will be able to witness your big day.
For example, you may want to be married on the summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, but your parents or grandparents might not be able to make that climb. And if any of your siblings or close friends have children, it is unlikely that they or their kids will be able to make it either.
Just a few guidelines to remember: churches are common wedding locations, but often are book very far in advance, and can have strict aesthetic requirements (such as decoration or attire restrictions); outdoor locations are beautiful, and often charming, but are subject to Nature’s whim, and will require extra work when setting and clean up, and some require event permits, which you’ll
the need in advance.
Every location will have pros and cons; it’s up to you to decide which factors are more important. In the end, your location should suit your desires, as well as your guests’ needs—if it does, you can check one big decision off your list and be that much closer to a perfect wedding.