Traditional weddings are typically held within the bride’s
home area. For LGBT couples, choosing a venue may be more difficult as there
are more options when there are two brides/or grooms concerned. If you and your
fiancé are from different counties/countries, it can be a challenging decision to
make. Here we outline some of the things you can keep in mind when choosing a
Do you want a wedding or a marriage? A
marriage means that sometimes sacrifice will have to be made to ensure the
happiness of your new spouse. However, this doesn’t mean you should let your
wedding dreams be completely dashed! You may find other ways of including different
themes into one wedding.
For example, if you hope to get married near
the sea, but your partner wants a chic ceremony in the city, there may be a
possibility of taking your vows near the sea and travelling to a nearby city to
enjoy your reception. This depends on the distance of course!
If the perfect location cannot be found to
suit both partners, a compromise might be to let one person choose the location
and the other person select a different aspect of the wedding they care about,
e.g. the cake.
2. Have an open mind when it comes to choosing your location.
fantasised about your special day since well, forever. Think you have the
perfect location already? You might be pleasantly surprised to find what
shopping around can offer.
is the perfect opportunity to explore the various locations and venues. Visiting
these venues together is a perfect way to discuss and find out what both of you
want for your wedding. Visiting venues also offers the opportunity of meeting
their wedding co-ordinator who can be of great assistance and offer valuable
information to enhance your big day.
Who knows, you
might find the perfect location where you least expect it!
3. Consider how much
travelling your loved ones will have to endure to make it to your special day.
The presence of your families and loved
ones at your wedding adds a special touch to your day. When choosing your
location, bear in mind that your guests may have to travel a long distance.
This is important if you are inviting elderly people or guests with young
children who might have to be entertained throughout a long journey. Organising
transport home after the reception can be difficult if it is a long distance,
which can prevent your guests from relaxing and enjoying your day to the full. Despite
this, some travelling will always be necessary and it is impossible to please
Choosing your location may be one of the ultimate
decisions in your overall wedding plan, but is the personal touches added by
you that ensure you have the time of your life whatever the location!