Planning your wedding should be a fun and memorable process leading up to your big day. Staying organized and working closely with your partner to incorporate your ideas is the best way to avoid unnecessary stress during wedding planning. Creating checklists to stay on target and doing your research are also great ways to arrive at decisions you’ll be confident in up until the big day.
Here are 5 tips to factor in when choosing the perfect venue for your wedding.
The most important thing to remember when planning your wedding is that this is your big day and while there will be plenty of fun and memories made with your attendees, you should stay focused on your wishes for the big day first and foremost. Pick the location that makes your dream as a bride and groom a reality. Then work out the logistics – like how far your guests are willing to travel and other conveniences.
Coming up with a guest list for your wedding is an easier task for some couples than others. Depending how large your family is, what kind of budget you’re working with, and the type of wedding you’re planning to have, you may need a venue that can accommodate large crowds, or one that’s perfect for an intimate affair. When looking for the perfect wedding venue, arm yourself with a good estimate on how many guests will be at your wedding to gauge the right match.
Setting the perfect tone for your wedding is best achieved with the right venue. If you’ve planned a certain theme, colors and particular decorations, the right location to match these elements will create an atmosphere and mood for your special day. Touring facilities on a regular afternoon day can make it difficult to imagine how much a space can transform once lighting, décor and music are added. Be sure to check out pictures and videos of past events to see potential for achieving your fairy tale.
Another important decision that may factor into the venue you select for your wedding is if you’ll be hosting the ceremony at a separate location, or on premises. Many wedding vow ceremonies happen right at the venue and can be done in the center of the dancefloor, outdoors under a pergola or in a garden – the options are endless and something to discuss with your partner as well as the venues you’re visiting.
It’s easy to dot your i’s cross your t‘s with everything related to decorations and details at your wedding, but don’t forget the important role that food also plays at the event. Be sure to ask if the venue has a caterer and go over the menu options. It’s also a good idea to sample the food and research what others have to say about it. Your guests won’t just be there to see you tie the knot, they also want great food and to dance with you to celebrate – so keep the big picture in mind.
You wedding day is something you and your guests will remember for years to come. Workout the perfect details for your day in advance and you’ll have a magical event that’s hard for anyone to forget.