Choosing Your Wedding Ceremony Venues

The wedding ceremony is the part of the wedding when the marital rites are held and when the couple exchanges their marriage vows. The venue where the wedding ceremony is to be held is one of the things that make a wedding more special and memorable.

The first consideration for a wedding venue is the number of guests expected to attend the wedding ceremony. So, probably the first step in choosing your wedding ceremony venue is to estimate the amount of guests you’ll have on the date and time of the wedding. This may be determined by the list of estimated guests. If the rough estimation is already available, you and your partner can already proceed with the hunt for a ceremony venue and it must be a location which has the capacity to hold and accommodate the number of wedding guests. Destination weddings usually have a limited number of guests as not all friends and family members of the couple can afford to travel. Many couples opting for a destination wedding may so choose a venue even if it is small sized.

The wedding ceremony venue choices is narrowed down entirely if you and your partner prefers a religious and traditional wedding because most religious ceremonies at held inside churches to comply with some rules of the religion. The procedures slightly vary in each religion. A Catholic wedding for example is set and expected to follow a number of traditions. The content as well as the order of the ceremony follows the Rite of Marriage in a Holy Mass. If you have a particular details and arrangements to add in the ceremony, the priest or minister must be informed ahead and in advance.

Every venue has particular policies governing the do’s and don’ts that attendees of the wedding should follow. And these policies are among the first things to ask when inquiring for a wedding ceremony venue. These policies include the restricted amount or kinds of decorations to be placed in the venue. Some venues, mostly churches are also particular in the kind of wedding dress the bride and bridesmaids wear. Church wedding venues are not lenient and do not tolerate brides wearing too revealing dresses and unusual colors of wedding dresses. Also regarding the venue policies, it is suggested to ask about the time you are allowed to set up the decorations.

Outdoor wedding venues need more detailed planning and choosing than traditional church wedding venues. Most often, couples who prefer an outdoor wedding are recommended to have a back-up plan as there will be unexpected occurrences that are inevitable in an outdoor wedding venues like environmental occurrences like rain, wind and sunshine. Civil wedding ceremonies are likely to be held in an outdoor setting and location such as garden, beach, farms or wineries. To avoid outdoor mishaps, extra precautionary measures to cover the venue must also be part of the plan in choosing a wedding ceremony venue. Some wedding ceremony venues are so arranged to doubly serve as the location for the wedding reception.