If you have recently got engaged, you might be brainstorming wedding locations! There really are so. many. options. to consider. Many couples choose to get married in California for their dream day. From the stunning views to an abundance of things to do during your stay, the golden state might be the place for you to get married. Most styles and preferences can be accommodated for a California wedding.
Whether you already live locally or are planning a destination wedding, you might have some questions. As California wedding planners, we are here to share all the great reasons why to plan a wedding in our local state. Ready to start planning? Let’s get started!
One of the top reasons to get married in California is the endless location options. Can’t decide between the mountains and the beach? You don’t have to choose! The state is so unique with its outdoor options. Maybe you wanted an intimate wooded ceremony and then a reception at an industrial venue in L.A. For engaged couples that love the outdoors, we can’t recommend California enough for your wedding.
While we still are sure to include a plan for rain and inclement weather, you won’t need to worry most of the time for the wedding day! With sunny and warm temperatures year-round, this is the perfect option for an outdoor wedding. So, if you are planning a fall or winter wedding, you might choose to venture to a warm place in California to get married. Even if your California venue is indoors, you will be able to choose the attire of your dreams for capturing photos outside without worrying about it being too cold.
You have heard us say it before and we will say it again- eloping is a trend that is here to stay! If you and your partner want to plan a dream elopement with just the two of you or a small group, California is a fantastic place to consider. You might choose an intimate ceremony and then plan fun activities for the rest of your stay! If you are local, maybe you choose to elope in a backyard style ceremony and reception. The state offers such a sense of adventure that isn’t quite matched any where else.
If you already live in California, why not stay to get married? The perk of planning a local wedding is that you can see more details in person from visiting your venue to attending your catering tastings. Find a place you have always wanted to visit or maybe have never heard of! As wedding planners, we love introducing local California couples to the best places to get married. Every time you pass by your venue in the future or dine at your rehearsal dinner location, you will be taken back to your romantic day.
California is a top tourist destination for a reason! There are SO many things to do. From national parks, scenic hiking to, urban city life in L.A., you will never run out of entertainment. Tip from a wedding planner: list the attractions and things to do locally on your wedding website for your guests. Especially if many are traveling for your wedding, they will have plenty to do in their free time. You might even plan fun group activities to enjoy with guests as a pre-celebration.
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