Quiz: Where Should You Tie the Knot?

Choosing a venue is likely to be the single most important wedding decision you’ll make (besides choosing the groom!). With so many unique options around the Bay area, how is a bride to choose just one? Take this quiz to help determine your wedding style and which local venue is the perfect fit for your big day.

1. Describe your wedding in three words.

A. Classic. Chic. Timeless.
B. Elegant. Antique. Feminine.
C. Simple. Romantic. Intimate.
D. Rustic. Earthy. Handmade.
E. Scenic. Relaxed. Carefree.

2. What is your idea of the perfect date?

A. Romantic dinner for two and a movie at the Crescent Theater
B. Exploring local museums and art galleries
C. Shopping and lunch in downtown Fairhope
D. Hiking and a picnic
E. Fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding – anything on the water!

3. Your dream wedding dress is a…

A. Strapless ball gown with a sweetheart neckline
B. Tea-length dress with a tulle skirt
C. Lace fit-and-flare with covered buttons down the back
D. Off-the-shoulder dress with a scalloped eyelet hem
E. Flowy chiffon sheath with spaghetti straps and a low back

4. What accessories will you wear on the big day?

A. A pearl necklace and lace-trim veil
B. A birdcage veil and funky jewelry
C. A simple baby’s breath flower crown
D. A floral headpiece and cowboy boots
E. Nothing fancy – you’re going barefoot!

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5. What flowers are a MUST in your bouquet?

A. Hydrangeas and garden roses
B. No flowers for me – I’m carrying a brooch bouquet!
C. Peonies and eucalyptus
D. Sunflowers and gerbera daisies
E. Cattleya orchids and poppies

6. What is your signature drink?

A. Champagne
B. Old Fashioned
C. Mint Julep
D. Arnold Palmer
E. Bushwacker

7. Your ideal honeymoon destination is…

A. Walt Disney World
B. Paris
C. Napa Valley
D. Alaska
E. Hawaii

Answer Key

Mostly A’s: Traditional Bride

You’re an old Mobile bride through and through. You love the classic look of pearls, lace and of course, monograms. Treat your guests to shrimp and grits and a performance by the Excelsior Band at one of the Port City’s classic wedding venues.

VENUE RECOMMENDATIONS
Bragg-Mitchell Mansion • 1906 Springhill Ave. 471-6364
The Pillars • 1757 Government St. 307-5382.
Fort Conde Inn • 165 St Emanuel St. 405-5040.

Mostly B’s: Vintage Bride

You’re a unique bride who appreciates family heirlooms and one-of-a-kind antiques. Whether it’s clothes, jewelry or home decor, you love to find pieces that have a story to tell. The more character, the better. Mobile’s quaint antebellum homes, with stunning architectural details and charming décor, are the perfect backdrop for a shabby chic celebration.

VENUE RECOMMENDATIONS
The Ezell House • 407 Conti St. 432-4174.
Malaga Inn • 359 Church St. 438-4701.
Richards DAR House • 256 N Joachim St. 208-7320.

Mostly C’s: Garden Bride

You’re a romantic bride who loves the look of soft, feminine details. When you picture your big day, you envision a picturesque, intimate setting draped with fabric and adorned with all of your favorite blooms. The warming glow of candles and lanterns are the perfect finishing touch to your dreamy garden party.

VENUE RECOMMENDATIONS
Bellingrath Gardens • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore. 973-2217.
Mobile Botanical Gardens • 5151 Museum Dr. 342-0555.

Mostly D’s: Country Bride

You have a flair for the great outdoors and are looking for a venue with a casual,  laid-back feel. Loose flowers and handmade details are right up your alley. Whether you’re looking for rustic elegance or a backyard barbecue, your guests will feel right at home at one of the Bay area’s more woodsy outdoor properties.

VENUE RECOMMENDATIONS
​Kalioka Stables
 • 7949 Henry Morgan Rd., Eight Mile. 599-0199.
Oak Hollow Farm • 14210 S Greeno Rd.,  Fairhope. 928-4840.
Kirk House & Gardens • 11525 US-43, Axis. 675-4605.

Mostly E’s: Bay Bride

You’re an easy-going bride who isn’t concerned with the frills and fuss of wedding planning. You appreciate the beauty of our local landscape, so an effortless soirée with a scenic Mobile Bay backdrop is the perfect fit.

VENUE RECOMMENDATIONS
Emma’s Bay House • 202 S Mobile St., Fairhope. 990-0187.
5 Rivers Delta Resource Center • 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort. 625-0814
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa • 1 Grand Blvd., Point Clear. 928-9201.

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