You're engaged! You've thought of a date. Now you begin coordinating that date with your search for the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony. Before you settle on a place, take time to insure that you have your priorities in line. While this is the occasion for the biggest party you may ever give, that should not be the prime target. Your wedding ceremony is a symbol of a huge decision and commitment that you and your fiance' have made to each other. Where your will be married needs to be your first critical decision.
If you're both of the same faith and attend a church
or synagogoue on a regular basis, your decision is easy. If you're
living in a different area and away from your family church, you will
need to look for potential locations. Many churches and synagogues will
only marry "parishioners" or "regular attendees", so if a religious
location is important to you both, make that site search a top priority.
If you choose a non-religious location for your
wedding ceremony, there are several interesting options to consider.
Most cities have wonderful old landmark homes that are available as
ceremony sites or event venues. Public gathering spaces in historical
buildings, museums and art galleries have all been used for memorable
Whether you want to be married at home, in your
yard, at the beach or in the mountains, you can create a beautiful
setting for this important day.