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Tuesday, 01 November 2011 15:13

Wedding Ceremony Site Selection

The wedding ceremony can be held in an array of locations. Traditionally, ceremonies are held in religious facilities, but may be performed anywhere.. Perhaps you may want an outdoor wedding and therefore you consider selecting a park or garden. There might be a special place where you met or maybe a destination wedding is what you had in mind. There is no right or wrong place for your ceremony site.

At this point, you may be pondering which to choose first, an officiant or a location. Well, it depends on which is more important to you. Decide if having a certain person officiate your ceremony or having a particular location is more important. Just keep in mind that your wedding officiant selection may have an impact on where your ceremony is performed.

Some locations are very popular and tend to book quickly. So, start visiting potential facilities as soon as you have your date in mind. Choose a facility that can comfortably seat the number of guest you expect at your wedding. Find out how much it is to rent the site, what it includes, and if there are any extra charges.

You will need access to the facility before and after for dressing, vendor preparation, and decorating. The facility will also need cleaned up as well, which may or may not be included in your fee. Know the guidelines and restrictions so that you can make decisions about personalizing your ceremony. Here is a list of items to consider before signing a commitment.

  • Policies and fees
  • Parking availability
  • Maximum seating capacity
  • Rental equipment
  • Religious guidelines
  • Decoration & floral restrictions
  • Rice/bird seed throwing
  • Aisle runner
  • Music selection restrictions
  • Musical equipment availability
  • Musician restrictions
  • Dressing room availability
  • Dressing area evaluation
  • Photographer restrictions
  • Videography restrictions
  • Clean-up