The Bride’s Survival Guide: Wedding Venue
The wedding could be one of the most exciting and memorable moments in one’s life, especially for the bride and the groom. Just thinking about your wedding dress can be an amazing feeling! and that is why you want to make sure everything is perfect, including the venue where it will be held. The wedding venue can make or break the ambiance of a wedding, so taking this consideration seriously is necessary.
When choosing the right venue, it is important that you take as much time as you need and never base your decision by impulse. There are many venues where wedding can be held, the same as with the many factors to consider when choosing the venue to hold this most awaited event.
Factors to consider when choosing the wedding venue
Take a step back and think of important things that matter when choosing the right venue for you. To help you get started, below are some of the things to consider when choosing your wedding venue:
- Number of guests
The number of guests should determine the size of the venue you will choose. You would not want a hundred guests to squeeze themselves to a venue that can only accommodate 50, or a huge venue if you are only expecting 50 guests. The number of guests matters a lot when choosing a venue, as it can also set the intimacy of the event and comfort for the guests and celebrants.
You do not need to wait for confirmation from guests on whether they are attending or not, to know your expected number of guests, it does not need to be exact, a rough estimate is enough.
The location of the venue can lead to guests’ backouts and nonattendance, the same as with the celebration days. Make sure that the location is highly accessible both to private vehicle owners and commuters. If you are expecting guests from outside the country or state, try to check a venue that is near the airport.
If you are choosing a different venue for the wedding rite and reception, make sure that there is an easy and fast route for everyone to pass by. If possible, provide a ride for guests who do not have a vehicle to avoid delays and hassles.
Believe it or not, there are huge venues that are cheaper than smaller ones. The size of the venue does not all the time decides its price. Needless to say, it is best if you stick with your budget when choosing a venue for your wedding. If you just go around, you would surely find a place that would match your budget.
Also, most of the venues give higher discounts to people who make early reservations, hence taking this to your advantage is something good to consider.
If you think that the venue is too high for your budget, you may want to look somewhere else, or you can ask for discounts. Also, when considering the price of the venue, you must not look at the price alone, you also have to check out the location, the size, the inclusions and the overall look of the venue.
Always remember those in-demand venues are always reserved, hence if you are targeting a location, reserving ahead of time is a must. The venue may require a minimal reservation fee, which can be applied to your bill and non-refundable. The reservation may only be minimal, but needless to say, you have to make sure that when you make a reservation, you are already decided on that venue to avoid wasted money.
When you reach a venue, the first question you need to ask is the availability of your wedding date. If it is not available, you can adjust your chosen date or you can go to the venue on your list.
- Theme or style
Wedding venues come in different styles and venues, hence choosing the one that suits your wedding well is a must. Are you planning for a modern or a traditional wedding? Informal or formal? All these must be considered to ensure that all elements on your wedding are incorporated with the venue.
Although, you may opt to hire an interior designer to ensure that you can get the style of wedding you want to achieve.
When looking for a wedding venue, you must follow the tips below:
- Do not get satisfied with photos, make sure to take time to visit the venue yourself. Photos can be improved and enhanced, hence checking the place is best.There can be so many things you need to prepare for your wedding, but that is not an excuse not to visit the location in person
- Let both the bride and the groom check out the place. Yes, brides are most of the time more involved with the preparation but, tagging the groom along when checking the venue is a good idea. Both the groom and the bride must decide on this important matter