Guest Author - Tonya Callihan
Your man finally popped the big question, now your biggest worry is planning your wedding. Today we are going to look at possible wedding destinations. As you sit down at your computer to make a list of all the options and to search the World Wide Web, I hope you take into account my favorite destinations for a romantic wedding.
How does a wedding in Paris sound? Itís the most romantic city in the world. You have places like Marais, which is the heart of the city, in the middle of all the fantastic lights Paris has to offer. Place Vendome is in the mist of the shopping and near the Ritz, but is claimed to be a postcard picture. Tuilleries Gardens, which is near Place Vendome, is full of flowers, fountains, and breathtaking views. And finally we have the Eiffel Tower. What could be more romantic than a night wedding with the beautiful lights, the buzz of the people and cars on the streets, the small of romance and love in the air?
Italy, need I say more? You have Florence, Tuscany, beautiful castles, and foreign lands. Italians are known for being great lovers, so who better than to give you a wedding celebration than Italy? Whether you want to get married in a villa in Pisa or whether you want to live your fairytale and be the princess, who gets married in an Italian Castle.
For those small town people who canít afford to fly out, and as the bride and groom, who may not have the money to fly everyone to a foreign land, you do have other options. You can find a place near home that can be made beautiful and magical. You can have a simple wedding in your church, itís traditional, and itís close to home. For most brideís itís important to have her family attend her wedding, this would allow them to attend.
Your backyard or a large backyard of someone you know. It can be a small intimate wedding with close family and friends. Itís a free venue, saving you more money for your honeymoon.
Do you live close to the ocean? Thatís perfect. Imagine a short white dress, barefoot in the sand, and the sun setting as you are announced husband and wife. This scene would be really romantic and cozy. Or maybe you live by a lake. In the middle of summer, itís nice and serene.
These are just some of my favorite places to host a wedding. It all depends on your taste and your budget where youíll wedding will be held.