With so many choices to make when planning a wedding, I believe the biggest one, which needs to be decided first, is where you would like to get married. This might seem like a no-brainer, but in actuality, there is much to be thought about when deciding the specific venue for the big event. Questions such as the amount of guests you will be inviting, the travel that family members (some perhaps elderly) will have to endure, the hours and availability of the venue, need to be answered. Having played at hundreds of weddings over the last few years, I can tell you that the venue and its staff can make or break the ceremony/reception experience. So before you sign on the dotted line, make sure to have all your questions answered and all potential conflicts worked out.
Here are some great articles that address this very issue, as well as a website which lists several hundred wedding venues in Georgia.