Church, Garden, or Beach – Where Should I Get Married?

December 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Knowing the venue for your wedding to take place is just as important as making the decision to do so. That mutual decision must come from both the husband and wife, and no one else. It is, after all, theirunion.

In the previous article, we took a look at the difference between a traditional and modern wedding. Here, we will look specifically at the 3 kinds of venues for a nuptial to take place: church, garden, and beach. It is the hope of this writer that the article helps you decide where to get hitched and, also, figure out whichwedding photography package to get in the process.

 – Church –

church wedding

A church wedding symbolizes great respect of years of Philippine culture and tradition. So in this case, this is considered a traditional wedding in the context of the Filipinos. The Catholic church is deeply rooted in Philippine history, as conversion to the religion occurred sometime during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines between 1521 to 1898.

As such, this rich heritage has been passed down from generation to generation and continues today. This kind of wedding can also be characterized by its administration by a pastor or priest, with the bride-and-groom-to-be’s family and friends in attendance.

Older relatives who are used to this tradition may advise the young ones to continue this custom when they themselves decide to get married.

– Garden –

garden wedding

A garden wedding is one of the non-traditional, or modern, venues to get hitched in. Based on the visual cues of the shrubbery and plants, this kind of wedding shows interesting backgrounds in photos because of the color combination of the foliage.

The choice of a garden wedding also gives us a peek into the couple’s interest. It shows they love nature, especially plants, flowers, and  everything else that grows from the ground.

One reason why this is a popular choice is that it is unique from having it inside a church or a similar indoor structure. A garden wedding is natural, fresh, and an interesting point of conversation in the future, as it sets apart the couple from others who chose other venues.

– Beach –

beachwedding

A nuptial here presents the ultimate comfort for the couple and their guests. Beach weddings need not be ultra formal. Men can wear short- or long-sleeved polos and khaki (or any other similarly-shaded) pants. Women can opt for dresses like the summer frock and accessorize with a hat, shades, and even jewelry. The best part of a beach wedding is that, with the sand as your floor, footwear is optional. Everyone can go barefoot.

In a way, a beach venue is similar in some respects to a garden. But  instead of the shrubbery or plants, a beach wedding shows appreciation of the sky and sea. Plus, if the wedding is timed right, you can get a really great, bright orange sunset in your background. It can’t get any more romantic than that.

Which one?

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A beach wedding ultimately wins this contest. Why? You get the best views (sea, sky, sunset); it’s inexpensive (your decoration is nature itself); attire is summer casual to semi-formal at best; and the reception can also be held at the venue itself, making it comfortable for everyone!

But with the 3 choices presented, the choice is totally up to you! Not all will appreciate a casual beach wedding, or a nature-centered nuptial. Likewise, most feel that the time of the traditional church wedding is over and something refreshing is needed. Every couple has their own idea for the nuptials. Feel free to choose a venue suited to your tastes, be it a church, garden, or beach wedding.

Where would you get married? Drop a comment below and tell us about your dream wedding…

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