A fantasy wedding can be a thrill for any couple, but less thrilling is the massive planning and expense such a wedding can require. Once you know the type of location that would fulfill your dreams, it is time to consider more down-to-earth matters, including:
Time: An elaborate, exotic wedding or one that takes place far away may take much longer to plan than anticipated. When you know where your dream location is, you can contact appropriate vendors and inquire about how long it will take to plan a wedding at that location.
Popularity: The more popular a wedding location is, the more planning time will be required to ensure you can create your ideal celebration. Furthermore, you should also consider that if a location is very popular, you may be sharing your same wedding date or weekend with other couples, which could make the event less special and more chaotic to coordinate.
Cost: The tower of a Scottish castle overlooking a pristine loch may be a wonderful wedding location, but it can also be far outside the budget of many couples. If a dream wedding location is more than your budget can handle, you may want to consider eloping instead of having a full wedding, or you may want to plan for a more affordable yet similar location.
Practicality: Some dream locations simply aren't available for public celebrations or they may be inaccessible for the couple to use. An isolated beach may be perfect for a private ceremony, for example, but if it requires a three mile hike through rough jungle then many wedding guests may be left out of the celebration.
The key to making your dream location a reality is to carefully balance your fantasy festivities with the practical concerns of planning a wedding. Keep an open mind as you consider alternatives for your nuptials, and you may find that your dream location is closer than you think.