At the beginning of every marriage is a wedding ceremony. Almost everyone pictures what their wedding day will be like — what we'll be wearing, who will be there, and who we're actually marrying, just to name a few.
As we all know, not everything we imagine about our wedding day can come to pass. But there's also one question that's as important as the rest: Where would you get married?
Would we marry in our hometown, or our significant other's hometown? Stay close to home or go somewhere more exotic?
In a survey by Science of Relationships, couples were asked where they wanted to get married and where they were actually married. The survey found that a majority of the participants married at their ideal location.
45 percent of the participants dreamed of marrying in a hometown (either their own or a partner's), and 58 percent of them did. 36 percent of those who wanted to marry in an exotic location ended up marrying elsewhere.
The second part of the wedding location question is the venue. Will the ceremony be at the local church or court house? A hotel or the beach?
Outdoor weddings, as it turns out, are more popular at 37 percent. A traditional place of worship — church, synagogue, temple — only came in second place at 27 percent.
And what's the least desirable wedding venue? The courthouse, with only 5 percent loving the idea of marrying in a stuffy room with 5 witnesses.
Check out this infographic to see how popular your ideal wedding location and venue are:
Photo: Science of Relationships
At the end of it all, the only thing that truly matters is getting to spend the rest of your life with the one you love. And getting everything on your registry doesn't hurt, either.