September 13, 2008

Fairytales & Weddings

My cousin is getting married later this month and I was interested to learn of her choice of wedding venue - a beautiful country house in a rural setting. I'm sure it will be a wonderful day and that she'll be delighted with how she chose to do it.

However, not everyone has the same tastes and it occurred to me just how vastly different the choice of a wedding venue can be. For some people, budgets are tight so their choices are limited. Having said that, there are plenty of people who could afford a lavish wedding but who choose not to. They simply don't feel the need for it. At the other end of the scale, however, there are women who have dreamed of having a fairytale, romantic wedding since they were little girls. Couples (and their parents) are known to have saved up for years because the setting of their wedding day means so much to them that they want no expense spared. For this kind of couple, finding a romantic wedding venue is the key to success for their wedding day.

By contrast, they might simply opt take a recommendation from friends or read a magazine article or even see a tv show such as 'Battle of the Brides' which attracted many brides-to-be as viewers in its last series. Some couples choose a location or venue which is for some reason is personally special. It could be an ancestral link or a place that holds wonderful childhood memories. Whatever the place, whatever the reason for its choice, my feeling is that the style and cost is irrelevant - the only thing truly needed to make a romantic wedding is romance itself, good old-fashioned love!