You may choose to hold your ceremony in a church, chapel, gazebo or an outdoor location.
Many reception venues provide a location suitable for holding your ceremony. This may attract a separate fee or be included in your wedding package.
There are many beautiful outdoor locations, which are suitable for your ceremony and provide lovely backdrops for photographs.
Check that the location is well maintained and check what flowers are blooming at the time of year you are getting married.
Some locations attract a fee, whilst others are free but many require you to get permission to use the location. Check with the local council for specific details. Check if there are restrictions on music or confetti.
If planning an outdoor ceremony or outdoor photographs, is there any shelter, in case the weather lets you down on the day? Have a back up plan in mind, just in case of rain.
Have umbrellas on hand.
Have cloaks/wraps to keep you covered and warm.
Have a hairstyle that can withstand the wind.
Have sunscreen and parasols on hand during the warmer months.
Is their seating available? Be mindful of elderly guests who may find it difficult to stand throughout the ceremony.
Is their adequate parking near by? How far will you and your guests need to walk?
Will other people be using that location on the same day? If so, ensure your guests can find you.
Decide on an indoor or outdoor location.
Look at various locations.
Decide on location.
Make final payment.