How to Choose an Unusual Place to Get Married

The location of your wedding ceremony is as important to making your day special as the dress and the vows. Choosing an unusual or nontraditional location for your wedding is one way to make the ceremony unique. Know a few tips on how to choose an unusual place to get married to find the perfect wedding location.

Steps

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    Match the theme.
    • Choose a unique place to get married based on the theme of your wedding. Consider a renaissance festival or a renovated castle if you're wearing a medieval-style gown. Weddings with western or country themes could be extra special at a ranch or even on a farm. Choosing a location that matches the wedding's specific theme will make the whole ceremony cohesive.
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    Look outside.
    • Find an unusual place to get married by considering outdoor locations like wildlife preserves, national parks or public beaches. An outdoor wedding allows you to incorporate nature into your ceremony and include a unique outdoor setting.
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    Think of your favorite things.
    • Choose a unique wedding location based on the things you or your fiancé enjoy doing. Think about getting married at center ice or in front of the arena if you love hockey, consider a mountain setting if your fiancé loves to climb, or check out a favorite restaurant or winery if you're both food lovers.
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    Choose a special moment.
    • Commemorate a treasured memory for you and your fiancé by choosing a wedding location that is special to the two of you, or is the site of a favorite memory you've shared together. Get married at the place you first met, where you first said, "I love you" or where one of you proposed.
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    Make sure it's available.
    • Be sure to verify that wedding ceremonies are permitted at the unusual location you're considering. Also ensure that you can meet any financial or registration obligations in time. Some businesses might not permit ceremonies on their grounds and public locations like parks might require a security deposit, or have limitations on electricity or decorations.
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    Go abroad.
    • Opt for a destination wedding with an unusual location in another country. Have your wedding in a country that is part of your or your fiancé's ancestry, or choose a dream destination in a country you've always wanted to visit as a couple.
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    Consider your guests.
    • Your wedding will likely be attended by friends and family members of all ages, so consider them and their needs when choosing your unusual wedding ceremony location. A wedding ceremony on a mountain top is a great idea if you and your fiancé are climbers, but it might be more difficult for your grandparents. Consider making transportation arrangements for guests that might find the unusual location a challenge.

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