Gay Wedding Location
Here are some things to look for when finding a gay wedding location. The information is ture for all couples gay and stright.
On top on everyone's list is finding a place that will hold the number of people expected. Some places are just too small for your needs . And in others your wedding will look lost in a cave. Don't guess, ask. At most sites people have a very good idea of how to gracefully make the place seem larger or smaller. A good site manager can suggest other places that are similar.
Is it easy to get to? The only time you ever remember diving to a wedding and/or reception is that time you got lost and frustrated. The goal is to not let anyone arrived at a wedding angry. So think about clear directions, places to post signs, and does the location have an address that can be easily searched, with a good website?
Can both the wedding in reception be done in one location? Happy are the brides that can walk from their wedding to their reception. Guests do not have the bother of finding yet another location and driving to it and parking. Not only is there a savings by renting just one location but most couples find they can completely dropped the limousine service.
Find a place that looks good without help. A beautiful sweeping view of a bay or the mountains does not look better with $1,500.00 in flowers, a rented gazebo, and two white columns covered with crepe paper. You just don't need it. The goal is not to make a place your fantasy but to find a place that is your fantasy. This is part of the reason why a garden weddings are so popular. Years ago I went to a wedding in an airplane hanger. I can say from firsthand experience, that a bride looks awfully pretty standing in front of a red biplane.
An old chuch that is now a historical site.
Churches may not want you and you may not want them. Many denominations do not allow same-sex marriages in any of their churches. Even if the denomination says it's OK individual parishes may have an overriding policy. For all couples regardless of orientation popular wedding sites may limit marriages to active parishioners only. All this said you can still get married in a church if you wish. First look to any congregation you already have a connection with. Even if you think you will get a no you'll probably get a led. Many historic churches are no longer in use and can be rented out to anyone in the public. If you don't know of any in your area check with historical society. Some private schools have chapels that are not associated with any church and may be rented with fewer restrictions.
Outdoor settings provide a beautiful ready made backdrop for a wedding. They range from manicured gardens to mother nature's best. Natural settings are always popular. Forest, lakeside or beach have lovely views and make a picnic like festival of your wedding. Many of the locations are public, so your event may not be completely private. Yes sun, rain, mosquitoes, bees, flies, and other people who who dare to use the park may all be annoyances, but I can honestly say that I don't remember any of these at outdoor weddings I have gone too. I think most people just remember the beautiful setting and the good time they had. The places to look for outdoor weddings include city parks, national forests, flower gardens, golf courses, historic farms, and of course people's backyards.
Before you race for the backyard there a few things to consider. Unlike the hotel a private backyard requires people to set up take down and clean up. Is this going to be you? So even if you are getting a place for free you will still need to calculate money and for helping hands and rental of tables chairs and other necessities.
Cost may be your biggest worry. There are many ways to cut costs for your ceremony venue. Have a beautiful and stylish wedding without busting the bank.
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Sometimes we need to see a list
of wedding locations to get our imaginations started. This can help you start your own list.