By Ross | 1 Entertainment on May 31 2022back to blog list
In planning your wedding, the venue is probably the most significant decision you ever have to make. Many couples spend hours poring over the Internet and magazine photos, searching for the perfect location. This process can be very stressful and time-consuming. Fortunately, we have compiled some helpful tips to help you find the ideal venue for the perfect price.
First, consider how much you can afford to spend. This will help you narrow down your options. Don't worry; there are many ways to save money on a wedding. Think of ways to cut down on the expense. For example, you could hold the ceremony and reception at the same venue or coordinate with other weddings on your wedding day. If you choose this route, try to book your vacation time in the offseason at the location.
Many couples are opting for a more intimate, less formal reception these days. If you have a small number of guests, you may want to consider having a gathering of friends and family at a private home. In fact, many couples invite their guests to the reception and then follow with a small gathering of friends and family at their home.
Themes create a mood and set the tone for your wedding. A wedding theme can also help you narrow down the perfect venue for you. For example, you may want a Victorian dress for your bridesmaids or a Western theme. You may also want to stick with a colour scheme or an animal theme.
When you find a venue that fits your budget and your theme, call ahead and find out more about what you are getting for that price. Find out if there is a minimum and a maximum number of guests. Ask about the rental fee, whether there is a deposit for the hall, and whether the deposit is refundable. The last thing you want is to have a computer glitch, a rainstorm, or a power outage. These all can happen.
Make sure to visit the venue in person. Take as much time as you need to look around. Check out the kitchen, restrooms, and whether they are handicap accessible. Many couples book a small reception hall to start with and then move to a larger venue later.
Some wedding halls have their own dressing room, a rehearsal dinner room, and a dance floor. Others even have their catering facilities, a full-time staff, a kitchen for you to use, or outdoor seating. Book a site that offers you more than just a hall.
Make sure the location is an easy drive for your guests. If they have to take a train or a plane, they may not be able to attend the wedding.
Will the number of guests be comfortable? Consider the seating arrangements and whether there is enough room for a dance floor.
Is the venue near a highway, shopping mall, or a subway station? What is the noise level? If you are looking for a more intimate and quiet location, then you might want to stay farther from the highways.
Make a list of the important things you want in your wedding location. The more you know what you want ahead of time, the better.
If things go wrong, it is wise to have a backup plan. Maybe you are planning to have a garden wedding, and it's raining? It's always smart to have two backup plans in case something goes wrong.
There are many details in planning a wedding, and choosing a location can be overwhelming. Now that you have read through this wedding location guide, you should have a better idea of how to find the perfect venue.
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