Wedding Location was one of the toughest things I've encountered in wedding planning so far. It's that first week after you get engaged and everyone is asking you when and where. We had several options and here they are....
1. Get married in Maryland where I grew up. Would have been gorgeous but transportation was an issue as was finding a reception location that could fit our guest list number (which is still off the charts and has to be decreased by about 30%). Yeah any ideas on how to make that happen, let me know.
2. Get married in Charlotte where Kevin and I met and live. Obviously this is what we chose. Both of us have lots of friends here, I know this town for wedding things since my other friends have gotten married here, we look forward to showing out of towners where we live and it just felt right. Thankfully our Methodist minister is coming from Maryland to do our ceremony.
3. Get married in Hawaii or somewhere else tropical and only invite each of our parents. Sometimes this seems like a great idea - it would just be so easy and we could do it now instead of waiting another 9 months. Our friends Jenn and David did this. At the end of the day, Kevin and I couldn't justify standing up at that alter without our best friends and family beside us.
Pros and cons to all options! I'm sure you all encountered the same. Do tell. Or maybe some of you already know exactly where your events will take place.