Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Venue
Are you getting married? If yes, then choosing the right venue is one of the biggest decisions. Whether it be a church, a hotel, a banquet, a mansion, a castle or a house, the venue sets the tone for your wedding and selecting the one is quite a task. Here are some tips which may be helpful to you:
- Firstly decide the type of wedding you want. Most of us have already dreamt about the perfect day. Discuss with your partner and then decide what suits your personalities. A traditional setup or a modern one? Will it be held in the night or a day wedding? Indoors or outdoors? It can be a close knit affair with just close friends and family around or a bigger gathering. Most venues in the city are booked 12-18 months in advance during the peak. You can even plan a destination wedding depending on your budget and logistics aspects.
- Hire professional help. If you are very busy and will not be able to check everything personally, then pick a venue that offers complete services from catering, flowers, decorations to music. You can even hire a wedding planner. Make your life easy,
- The Guest list comes next. It is very important to make a list and come up with an estimate in order to plan your budget for the food & beverages, their stay and wedding settings.
Do your own research on the internet. Read reviews, talk with your wedding planner and check for real photos of the venue with decorations. You will get a better idea for planning.The Wedding Date. Some people have special date preferences for their wedding date. It can be a date when the couple met, birthdays or dates for some auspicious reasons. If you are flexible and planning a wedding in the off season(November, early December and February) with no such preferences then you may be able to secure the venue at lower rates.
Sit down with your partner and decide how much are you willing to spend on your wedding? Set up a budget and stick to it. Planning beforehand will give you enough time to look for multiple venues and then bargain with vendors.Make sure that the venue you choose can accommodate your guest list. Also take into consideration the lighting and colors to compliment your style. Parking is a critical factor too. Include a map in your wedding invite and show parking entry points. You may even suggest