A wedding is a special time for any bride. Sorting through the myriad of details can be very exciting for everyone involved. From choosing colors and flowers to deciding exactly what type of ceremony to have, every detail will say something about the bride and groom. Will it be a traditional church wedding? Or will the ceremony be a destination extravaganza? From mountaintops to beaches, there is no end to the possibilities.

A traditional church wedding remains a popular option for many brides as they enter into the bonds of marriage. Whether it is a big church ceremony with all the bells and whistles, or a smaller affair, there are some things every bride must know when having this type of ceremony. First, check with the church where the ceremony will take place and find out if they have any guidelines or restrictions. Some churches will have a wedding coordinator that can assist you in planning for your event. Be sure to find out what kind of fees are involved with using the church. Some churches don’t charge anything for members, but have a series of fees for non-members wishing to use the facilities. Some facilities will even have a list of things that are not allowed. Be sure you know these things up front and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular these days. With seemingly endless possibilities, destination weddings can take place in the quiet of a private garden, a beach at sunset, or even at the top of a mountain before taking that first run of life together. When creating a destination wedding, choosing a location that is meaningful to the bride and groom is important. Cost, availability, and other events happening in the area near your special day are just a few things to consider when planning your wedding. Check with the venue well in advance and ask about rental fees they may charge and what they provide. If you are providing a meal, shop several catering services to get the best price.

Whether you have chosen to have a large affair with all the bells and whistles or something simple and quiet, it is important to remember that the ceremony isn’t the important part: the marriage is. At the end of the day, all you really need is the man you love, a preacher, and a marriage license. The rest is just part of the fanfare making the day one you will remember for the rest of your life.