We often hear about brides-to-be not knowing whether they want a marquee or hotel to host their big day. So how should you choose your venue?

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"Deciding on the style of ceremony that you want will help you determine the location for the reception," says wedding planner Anna McGregor.

"Do you want to get married in a church, have a civil ceremony or go for another type of blessing? Consider the format of the day and the mood that you want to create. Formal weddings work better in a manor house or hotel; laid-back and rustic parties work well in a pavilion marquee or renovated barn."

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"The space you choose must feel comfortable and special for you and your partner."

"The time of year and the number of guests will also play a big part in determining your location - marquees obviously work better in the summer."

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"Once you've chosen your venue, everything works around it - so getting over this hurdle is a good start."

We suggest making a mood board, this will help you crystallise your ideas.