Choosing a Wedding Location That Reflects a Couple’s Personalities

Good news! You’re reading this in the here and now, which means you can get married almost anywhere.

But… With so many potential venues to choose from, how are you expected to narrow it down? How do you pick that ideal venue that aligns perfectly with your personality?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Grab your fiancée for this one. We’re going to point out a bunch of ways to get inspired. Ways that will help you find direction that ultimately lead to you discovering your ideal wedding location.

Before You Begin Your Wedding Venue Search

There are a few questions you should know the answer to before you embark upon your wedding venue search.

The first one is the budget.

The second thing you should bear in mind is a rough estimate of the number of guests you’re expecting.

Other key elements to keep an eye out for are the must-haves that enable you to have the type of ceremony and reception you’re hoping for. 

For example, if you want to treat your guests to an incredible meal, a venue with a fully-equipped kitchen is ideal. If you love live music and your idea of heaven is a lively dance floor, you’ll want a venue that can bring that dream to life.

Find Inspiration in Shared Activities

We’re willing to bet there are activities, places, and other things that both you and your fiancée enjoy 

Perhaps you bonded through your shared love of hiking, or your love of travel.

Go through the list of activities, places, and things the two of you can’t get enough of.

What makes you laugh the most?

What unites you; brings you joy?

Where do you have the most fun?

Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box, or in this case, the traditional venue.

Brainstorm all the possible ideas, and discuss the pros and cons associated with each.

Consider both how they help facilitate your dream wedding, and what they may not have, such as a full kitchen or dancefloor. Think about the creative ways you can potentially incorporate these things, if need be.

Note that the perfect venue is a combination of something both you and your fiancée love, which has the amenities and resources to accommodate the other non-negotiables that make up your dream wedding.

Find Inspo at Home

Are there certain rooms in your home that just feel like you? If so, this can provide valuable insight into your perfect venue.

If you love spending time together surrounded by your plants and vibrant blooms on your back porch, perhaps a botanical garden or greenhouse type space could be the perfect venue.

If you and your fiancée can’t get enough of books, and have a floor to ceiling collection on shelves that span the length of the guest room wall, maybe you could get married at a library, or check in with your favorite used bookstore and see if they’ll let you celebrate your wedding there.

Use Your Words

What adjectives and other words describe you? Sometimes, just coming up with a list that relays who the two of you are as a couple is enough to set the wheels in motion.

Words like fun-loving, artsy, creative, free-spirited, young at heart, colorful, bright, can also be applied to what you’re looking for in a venue.

It doesn’t have to be the most literal definition of the word either. It can solely be based on your interpretation. 

For example, “artsy” could mean you want a venue that’s eclectic and inspiring. “Young at heart” can be interpreted as adding a playful air to your ideal location, or maybe point you toward a Dave and Busters.

Get Input from Your Friends

It’s always interesting to check in with your friends and see what part of your personality sticks out to them: What type of environment would they envision you tying the knot in?

Of course, you don’t have to implement their suggestions, but it doesn’t hurt to get another perspective and it can be fun hearing what they have to say.

Bring it all Together

After you’ve gone through these exercises and considered your ideal venue from all these perspectives, finding the perfect place to tie the knot should be easy.

And, you’re left with a bonus! Mulling over the specifics that portray your personality is likely to lead to additional inspiration as far as theme, décor, and other crucial decisions (like dresses) that you need to make when planning a wedding.

Incorporating your passions into the reception through décor and entertainment and not just the venue is an excellent way to take it a step further and leave no question as to whose wedding this actually is.


Remember, you can get married almost anywhere. Let that be your invitation to find a place that reflects your personality perfectly. A little brainstorming goes a long way, all you have to do is follow these tips to your perfect venue.  


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