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This state or that state?

Jul 29, 2010 07:42PM ● By Anonymous


(Sunridge Canyon Golf Club, Fountain Hills, Arizona)



To tell you the truth, I kind of fell in love with this location as I was walking on the grass, looking at the same view that my fiance and I will see as we’re tying the knot.


The good new is that I checked the Farmers Almanac (You might want to do this, too!) for the weather on April 30 in Phoenix. It turns out it hasn’t rained on that date for at least 20 years.

Oh dear, I hope I didn’t just jinx myself.


If you are trying to figure out where you want to get married, consider the following things:


  • Which location is more cost-effective? (If that's a concern.) This was a wash in our case.
  • Which location is more convenient for you and the groom? Clearly, Maryland wins this category.
  • Which location is more convenient for your guests? (It's not always all about you!) This is 50/50 -- my whole family would have to travel east, while his whole family has to travel west.
  • Which locations offers more options for vendors, such as venues, musicians, photographers, etc.? Arizona was definitely the winner, as my fiance and I live on the Eastern Shore, where there isn't a whole lot to choose from.
  • Which location offers better views/scenery? Again, a wash - both the bay and the desert are beautiful!
  • Is there someone who wants a particular location, whether it be the bride, the groom or a family member? This was the kicker for us -- my parents were really lobbying for an Arizona wedding. Because I was already on the fence, they easily won me over.

How did you choose where you were going to get married? Tell me in the comments!