This is Part 1 of 5 in a series: “How To Plan Your Dream Wedding“
How To Choose A Unique Location For Your Wedding
Not just any location will do for a dream wedding.
For a dream wedding, you’ll want to consider unusual, extraordinary locations.
- Try thinking of every place you’ve ever been that has had a lasting impression on you.
- Explore places you haven’t been yet, as well.
That second one is the option we chose. The less we knew about what it would be like “over there,” the less we felt compelled to worry about and fine-tune all of the little details.
If you choose your location wisely — whether it be the beauty of nature surrounding you, or a picturesque backdrop, or simply a quaint & peaceful locale that’s special to you for some reason — the details will pale in comparison to the entire atmosphere that’s enveloping you and your wedding guests.
For the record, we chose a barefoot-on-the-beach wedding in the Bahamas.
The location doesn’t have to be extravagant… or expensive. If Uncle Henry’s large estate farm has special meaning to you & yours, then Uncle Henry’s place might be the absolute best location for your dream wedding!
The best part: With a dream wedding, you’re not limited by the confines of four walls and a steeple. Dream weddings can take place anywhere that you want!
Some outdoor wedding locations to consider:
- on a cruise ship, or one of the cruise ports of call (…we chose a cruise wedding)
- in the woods (a great way to incorporate fire, water, wind, and earth components).
- at a formal garden or open field (surrounded by flowers or other organic life forms)
- on the beach (ocean, lake, or river)
- on a mountainside
- underwater (scuba diving …here’s a scuba wedding video!)
- at a horse farm or a ranch (…complete with a horse-drawn carriage ride)
- in a wedding chapel
- at a sporting facility (think a NASCAR event, or a baseball field)
- on the premises of a bed & breakfast
- at a ski resort
- on a boat
- on the grounds of a legendary museum or mansion
- at a golf course
- on a bridge (…it could be a small bridge or a big bridge
- at a campground
- on a roof or balcony
- in the air (think skydiving, a hot air balloon, or on an airplane)
- at the tallest, widest, most central, or most famous spot in a town that’s special to you (like underwater or the southernmost point in the U.S.)
- at a park
I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money — so I write about “outside the box” ideas that most wouldn’t think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I’m truly passionate about. I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).