So the one that you adore has just popped the question and you of course have said yes. Unfortunately there is just one problem your families live no where near each other. So where is the wedding going to be? Have you decided what state it will be in? Will you be getting married in his state or yours? Are you going to decide to have your wedding at a location close to where you live in hopes that all of your families can all come to you? The answers to these questions may seem quite simple however even if you are planning the most traditional of weddings you need to be flexible.
When you are choosing a wedding location and your families are spread out across the country you need to keep several different factors in mind. For instance due to the fact that many couples today are waiting until they are in their 20's or 30's it is highly likely that they are going to have set up a home and established themselves in a part of the country other then where they grew up. Many times families get scattered due to employment opportunities. It can be overwhelming to think about how you are going to get friends and family to your wedding when you and your soon to be spouse live in Arizona and you originally grew up in Minnesota and he is originally from Washington. When you throw in the fact that the members of your wedding party are likely to be scattered all over the country it can make wedding planning all the more challenging ..
First of all you should sit down with your fiancée and discuss what location that you could see yourselves getting married at. You may have thought about getting married at a certain location since childhood. Perhaps your soon to be groom sees the two of you getting married at a different location. After you have determined where you want to get married you need to then consider where all your families and friends reside. It may be easier if you decide to get married in a city where none of your family lives. Basically you need to choose a location that is going to make you both happy while at the same time making it easy for your friends and family to get there.
If you are already not set in one particular location for your wedding you should consider creating a list of your intended guests to see where the majority of them are located. If you are thinking about choosing a location that is a long distance from your loved ones you should then factor in how difficult it would be to get everyone there.
You should keep in mind that the selection of a location will be the first and probably most difficult decision of planning your wedding. Hopefully once you have selected the perfect location it will be available to you for your wedding. Once you have a set location then the rest of the planning should go a lot more smoothly. This way hopefully everything will work out so that you will be able to have the perfect wedding.