Location, location, location! Where will you get married? This will be one of the most important decisions you’ll be making--now that you’ve already chosen your partner, of course!
At this point you probably already know the answer to this question: Do I want to get married in a church? If the answer is yes, you’ll also need to find a reception venue. If the answer is no, why not keep it simple and do the whole shebang at one venue? Doing the whole event in one location makes for an easier-to-plan, simpler-to-pull-off event, IMHO. But both options have their benefits, and it really comes down to what matters to you as a couple.
If you have your heart set on a church wedding, you’re probably honoring your faith and your family traditions, which is a meaningful way to begin your wedded bliss. Once you’ve picked a date with your church, you’ll need to secure a reception site. Carefully consider the distance from the church to the venue. You don’t want guests--or the bridal party for that matter--to be spending too much time traveling between venues. Every minute of this day is precious, and your guests want to spend as much time honoring you as possible.
If you choose to do the whole event in one spot, you’ll definitely have an easier-to-manage wedding day--for your guests, your bridal party, and your vendors. Sticking to one spot gives you more time for photos, and more quality time with your peeps. Consider one of the amazing sites the beautiful Bay Area has to offer. Wine country has stunning locations for weddings, or if you’re more of an urban girl, consider the de Young!
Follow your heart when you make this decision--it’s gonna be the best day of your life!