So, you've got the ring... you've relaxed and basked in the glory of engagement... and now it's time to start the planning!! In addition to having a rough estimate of your guest list (small and intimate or large and inclusive?) and an idea of what type of budget you are working with, you will need to make some very important decisions!!
The biggest decision (in my opinion, at least) is where your actual ceremony will take place! As much fun as it is to plan the reception and all the exciting details, you will be marrying the person of your dreams and the ceremony is super important!!
First off, you need to sit down with your fiance and discuss your religious beliefs. Are you both Church-going people? If so, will you have the ceremony in a Church- his or hers? Are only one of you Church-going/religious? If so, is the other okay with having a Church ceremony? Or is the Church-goer open to having a ceremony outside of the Church? If neither of you are religious/Church-going, would you both prefer a ceremony outside of the Church? Or would you prefer to have a ceremony in one of your Churches because of family history and tradition?