Friday, January 14, 2011

DC Ladies Post: Indoor vs. Outdoor Wedding Venues

You’ve said yes, the planning’s begun, and it’s time to choose the perfect venue. Indoor and outdoor sites both have their pros and cons, but narrowing down the options can be tough. In our case, the Catholic Church's rule against holding ceremonies outside a church building ultimately made the decision for us.


But for those who are still deciding, I’m featuring an expert interview over on The DC Ladies today to help newly engaged brides sort through all the ins and outs. Head on over, and feel free to leave a comment here or there sharing how and why you chose the venue you did. Happy Friday!

(Photo Credit: Alex Neumann Photography)

7 comments:

  1. I just LOVE that photo!!! Heading on over! Have a great weekend!

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  2. What a great photo. We chose our venue due to A- price and B- because even though we wanted an outdoor wedding there were several backup locations in case it rained, which it did. I think if you choose an outdoor venue you should pick one that has a great location to also use if it rains.

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  3. Having our wedding in the catholic church made the decision for us as well. Heading over to DC ladies, now. Have a great weekend, too!

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  4. I really want to have our ceremony outdoors. The resort where we're getting married has a lovely lawn area with a gorgeous architectural back-drop. However, the main reasons we chose the resort we chose over others we had looked at is because they also have a beautiful indoor back-up in case of rain. Either way, it will be lovely. That was important to us since the only back-up options for other locations were either to rent a tent (really expensive) or have it in a conference room.

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  5. Hi-I'm new to blogging, and just discovered your blog. We are getting married in May, and I have only been engaged one month, so its been a stressful path thus far, but we ultimately decided on a beach ceremony. One of the first trips we took together was to the beach, and neither of us had been in many years (we live 6-7 hours from the nearest beach), and we both just sort of relived our childhoods trips there and really enjoyed each other's company, not to mention the romantic setting-we'd loved the idea of it ever since!

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  6. My wedding is in a church but baptist! Thanks for the picture though...nice inspiration. Thanks for visiting my site. Much appreciated.

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  7. Very pretty photo!

    We had a hard time finding a venue we felt was right for us, not just price wise, but it had to feel like a place we could envision having our wedding, etc. Well, after doing an online search I came across another bride's pictures of our venue. It was a very simple beach wedding and I was able to see very little but I had a gut instinct to go check it out. We drove by and stopped in without an appt. and met with the on site coordinator. She gave us info. and it turned out to be well under what we budgeted for and what we thought it would cost. We had to jump through hoops to have our wedding there, getting our friend who is in the military to sponsor us but once that was done it was smooth sailing. We are so happy with our beach venue and can't wait to get married!

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