I always have a contingency location prepared in case of bad weather but the closer this is to your reception venue, the better. If you choose a place which not only has beautiful interiors (think decorative rooms and sweeping staircases) as well as gorgeous gardens you can get fantastic photos without spending time driving from one location to another.
You don’t have to have to have your wedding photos taken at your wedding or reception venue – I quite often use a third location – but it helps if there is somewhere nearby you can use as a backdrop. Time is always tight on your wedding day and wet weather causes delays.
Keep in mind that some of the best outdoor wedding photos necessitate having to walk across ground that might be muddy or uneven, so you might want to throw some flat shoes or wellies in your wedding car for this part of the day.