If at all possible it is best if you visit the location beforehand. A location scout as I like to call them. A location visit is very crucial. You have to get there to make sure that the location fits well with your desire. Different locations carry with them different look and feel. Some are modern, others traditional, a few are classical. Some tend to be artsy while others are trendy. Make sure the sites view matches your expected theme. This tip is more for the photographer than the bride-to-be.