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How to Pick a Location for Your Wedding

Learn what to consider when picking a wedding location from celebrity wedding planner Barbara Esses in this Howcast video.


My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding. Barbara Esses: When a bride and groom decide to get married in their family or even not in their family, sanctuary, be it a church, or a synagogue usually those buildings are quiet beautiful and the best way to decorate them is with lighting and no so much flowers. Not because flowers are not beautiful, flowers are very costly but more flowers does not necessarily make the space look better. It is usually wonderful to highlight the architecture of the space and to mark the spot where the ceremony is actually happening and to mark the isle at the beginning of it so that when the bride enters, there is something very beautiful to frame her for the pictures and then there is something visual for the bride and groom and the efficient when they are standing and actually doing the ceremony, but the most important thing I think are either candle if it is nighttime or some kind of lighting to highlight the space so the people really get to feel comfort in the space and the beauty of the space because most houses of worship are quite beautiful. So decoration should be minimal but it should just bring the space to life.

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