You are planning one of the biggest days of your life. You have dreamed of this day since you where little…YOUR WEDDING DAY!
Today we are talking about finding the right venue for your wedding.
After your engagement, setting a date and a budget, the next thing on the list is to find a venue for your wedding. Choosing a venue for your wedding is one of the first steps in the wedding planning process. Before you can contract other vendors you need to have a date and venue confirmed. Popular wedding venues are typically booked 1-2 years in advance.
Here are three things to consider when choosing a wedding venue:
Nearly every venue will have a guest count maximum. So before you begin your search, it’s a good idea to have an estimated guest count. You might not have a firm grip on your guest list, but you’ll need to know roughly how many family and friends you are inviting. Space is a crucial consideration when choosing a venue.
The wedding style you and your partner envision will be a big factor in choosing a venue. Whether it’s a formal wedding, rustic, boho, whimsical, our outdoorsy, you want to choose a venue that complements your style. For example for a formal traditional wedding, you might want to have your reception in a ballroom. Vineyards are great for a formal and elegant wedding. For a rustic wedding, check out some barn venues. Whatever you choose, you will want the aesthetic to reflect your personality. It is important to remember that while you can make each space your own, your style will not work at every venue.
Depending on the venue, they may offer different packages for events. Some venues are full service, meaning they provide catering, tables, chairs, linens and flatware and cleaning crew. Others only provide the venue. And others only provide the venue but you have to hire vendors from their preferred list. You have to decide what works best for you and how much control you want to have and don’t forget to ask if they have any restriction.
HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING!