When we started to get down to the actual wedding planning process, one of the first things we wanted to figure out is the wedding theme and the venue. Our goal is to go for a wedding theme that was a cross between traditional and modern. If only we were a bit on the adventurous side, I would definitely try out any one of these unusual places to get married I found on AOL's Travel website while doing my wedding research... Or not. But if you would like to get some crazy inspiration, I suggest you look at these 10 weird and wonderful places to get married.
Pinterest is also a very helpful resource for gathering ideas and inspiration. In fact, I have my own board of wedding inspiration to get ideas from for our own wedding.
In choosing our wedding reception venue, we had about 2-3 options. The main factors we considered in choosing the venue was the intimacy it offered to the reception, the overall ambiance and the ability to choose a customized menu. We had lots of ideas going on but one thing is for sure - we did not want to have a buffet style dinner for the wedding. We wanted plated in, fine dining type of meal for our guests. Aside from a fine dining meal, we wanted to choose the menu and pick the dishes that we want for our guests to enjoy. Therefore, hotel receptions were out of the question.
Without giving away too much detail, we opted for a reception venue that was a little bit tucked away from the outskirts of the city. It was intimate, romantic and slightly secluded but still accessible enough from the heart of the city (roughly 15-20 minutes from downtown). The location also offers a beautiful view, especially during night time.
Wedding Sneak Peek
I'll try not to share too much details yet as there is still a lot of planning to be done. But here are some ideas we are using as inspiration for the wedding...
To be honest, with so many things to consider, we barely have time to even think about where we will be spending our honeymoon. Our main priority right now is to get all the wedding details ironed out and the house ready for moving in. My opinion about the honeymoon destination, though, is something non-traditional. I want to try out something unique and adventurous. Into the Blue sounds like a great option for that! There are several packages and activities to choose from depending on what type of adventure you like. It might be a great way to find out just how adventurous I am... So far, zip lining and SCUBA diving is as adventurous as I can get. Do you have recommendations?
Are you planning your own wedding too? Where do you get inspiration and/or ideas from?