Planning the details of the ceremony and arranging the Minister is as important as planning any other aspect of the wedding. After all, the wedding ceremony whether in a house of worship or at a private location will sanctify and legalize the union. You may choose a traditional ceremony, depending on your faith, family tradition and personal preferences or a more contemporary service. The venue for the ceremony should be finalized before any other wedding arrangements can be made. Having a ceremony at the location of your wedding reception is popular particularly if you do not belong to any particular house of worship or if the two of you belong to different faiths and religions. If you wish to get married at a venue other than a house of worship you will need to arrange an ordained minister to marry you. Start your search by looking for a minister who is open to your plans for your wedding and will bring to it the solemnity, freshness and reverence you want. Like with all wedding services, good Ministers get booked quickly. So choose and secure the Minister of your choice with a contract as soon as you secure the venue.