Depending on where your having your ceremony, there may be a few things to consider about the spot you picked!
Church or Indoor
I'm all one for sentimental things. If you want to get married in a church where your parents or grandparents got married, but it has not-so-good lighting, please know that you will still have beautiful photos! BUT if you are wondering where to get married & you're still in the process of choosing a ceremony venue, here are some points to think of!
Lighting: Picking churches or indoor spaces that have lots of windows that provide natural light will provide clean light for your ceremony images.
Space: As the photographer, I will be moving around a lot. Having enough space for me to move about and have spaces to capture and provide the best images to you is another thing to consider.
Backlight: This is especially important if you must have a midday ceremony. This means setting up your ceremony so the sun is behind you, your fiance, and your officiant, and your guests are facing the sun. If your ceremony is in the afternoon or close to sunset, your guests should be facing West (towards the sunset). For morning ceremonies, your guests should be facing East (towards the sunrise).
Sunset is best: With few exceptions, I plan portrait sessions and bride and groom photos right before sunset because the lighting is most beautiful that time of day! It’s softer, golden and straight up gorgeous. That same light is just as important for your outdoor ceremony. I recommend doing outdoor ceremonies about 2 hours prior to sunset allowing time for bride + groom photos as well as potential delays + timeline emergencies.