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How to Choose the Ideal Wedding Destination - Tips to Selecting the Perfect Wedding Location

As a question all couples grapple with soon after their engagement, selecting the perfect location is key to a successful wedding ceremony. Here are some tips on what to look for in the ideal venue.


Consider the Weather

One aspect all couples must consider when selecting the perfect wedding locale is the climatic conditions prevalent in various locations. While an indoor ceremony may be largely unaffected by the elements, those who wish to host an outdoor affair, whether it's at a pristine beachfront or a country estate in the hills will need to take the weather outside into account. Depending on the selected date for your big day, it is important to choose a location which is ideal weather wise during the period of the month.


Venue Based on Time of Day

The timing of the ceremony is another crucial element couples cannot ignore when selecting a venue. If one is hosting a wedding on the beaches off the coast of Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino or any other outdoor beach wedding in Seychelles, for example, should not select a venue that is warm during a morning event or humid during an evening ceremony. If one is tying the knot during an auspicious hour of a particular day, it is important to find a location which is ideal and conducive to a celebration during that particular time of day.


At Home or Abroad?

Those with the means to conceptualize of a destination wedding abroad should also take into account the pros and cons of hosting a wedding at a local venue as opposed to one located in a foreign landscape. From the visas required for the couple and guests to making arrangements for accommodation and the pressures of organizing a wedding abroad as well as the mediocrity of hosting a wedding in a well-known reception hall at home and the special touches one can include to make the ceremony stand out, the considerations are many. There are benefits and drawbacks to both local and overseas locations which must be evaluated before a decision is reached.


Budgetary Concerns

Nothing will have more of an impact on the selection of your wedding destination than the budget available for the ceremony and the honeymoon afterwards. Whether one is planning a wedding in a hotel ballroom or a historic residence, the fund available to rent the location for the duration of the nuptials will vary greatly. Some venues may offer a combined price which includes food and beverages while others may require hiring private caterers as no in-house catering service is available. Couples must also ensure the monies put aside for their big day cover not only the wedding venue but also the attire, guest favours, decor and photography of the event and other costs including wedding menus and transportation. It is imperative that couples do not stretch themselves too thin when it comes to the location cost as it is not the only concern when organizing a wedding.


The Scale of the Event

Another factor that has a direct impact on the location or destination of the wedding is the size and scale of your dream wedding ceremony. Beach weddings, for example, are ideal for couples who prefer a private and intimate wedding which is attended by a handful of guests. Beaches are ill-suited for large scale events due to windy weather conditions and other climatic concerns of an outdoor venue. Those who wish to host a big wedding celebration will find that some indoor locations cannot accommodate the guest capacity of their ceremony while others may find, the seating arrangements available at certain indoor venues do not suit their preferences. These minor details are important aspects to iron out when selecting the ideal location for your special day.

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