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Some of you may know, years before finding the love of your life, the exact location you will be saying, “I do”. Some of you may be back and forth between a few ceremony sites or have no idea where you would like to get married. Regardless if you know your location or not, we would like to provide you with our top tips and must-ask questions when booking your ceremony location.
What kind of ceremony do you want?
Will it be religious or non-religious? Would you like it to be intimate or do you expect most of your invited wedding guests to attend?
What type of location are you envisioning?
Looking to have your ceremony in a church, chapel or house of worship? How about a quiet and secluded garden! Ever think about a rooftop? Chicago offers many of them with stunning views and backdrops of our gorgeous skyline!
Some of our couples opt to have an intimate ceremony in their home with their parents and siblings to keep some of their wedding sacred and more personal. We have also seen some couples choose to marry on a day prior to their reception date. This allows them to capture the sentimental and close moments together at City Hall or in their home and gives them more time to soak in the individual moment of their actual marriage, rather than having their ceremony and celebration on the same day.
Once you have your ideal ceremony visions set, it’s time to start the calls and site visits.
Important questions to ask when making your inquiry call
Items to note when visiting the ceremony site
Get the Next Steps
Regardless if the venue is #1 or #4 on your list of ideal locations, make sure you understand their booking requirements and next steps. Then take the time to review all of your information with your fiancé and other important decision makers for your wedding.
Hope this helped you organize your planning process a bit more when it comes to booking your ceremony space! Have additional questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole, Lisa & Lindsay
January 6, 2016
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Storybook Weddings and Events is a luxury wedding planning and event production company in Chicago and the Chicagoland area and suburbs. Chicago Wedding Planner and Day Of Coordinator.