If you’re going to be getting married soon, then the first thing that we want to do is extend our congratulations to you and your partner. Getting married to the person that you love is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world, but of course you want this day to be perfect.
One of the things that you’re going to need to consider is the perfect wedding venue! People have different opinions on what a venue needs, and we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things you should consider when choosing one. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.
Have A Vision Beforehand
The first thing that we recommend is that you have a vision before you step into any potential venue. Do you want somewhere that is quite old but beautiful? Do you want somewhere more modern and sleek? Would you prefer it if it had a large garden attached to it? These are all questions that you should be asking yourself before you head out to look at different venues. If you have some kind of idea of what you want, then you will find it easier to identify the venues that work for you, as well as the ones that don’t.
Make sure that you speak to your partner about what they want. Figure out what you both want looks wise from your perfect wedding venue, and then you can start your search.
Keep Your Budget In Mind
You also want to keep your budget in mind throughout this entire process. The last thing that you want to happen is to fall in love with a venue, only to find that it’s not in your budget and you can’t afford it. To avoid letting this happen, you should make sure that you are only searching for venues that are within your price range, which means that you need to have a budget agreed before you can even search.
It’s important to keep your budget realistic, or as realistic as possible. There are a number of factors that are going to contribute to how much your venue will cost, so make sure that your account for all of them when you are determining how much you can spend on your venue.
Consider The Number Of Guests
Some wedding venues have a smaller capacity than others, and that is something that you must keep in mind when you are searching. You know how many invites you sent out, and you know roughly how many people are coming to your wedding. As such, you know that you cannot be looking at venues that have a smaller maximum capacity than the number of invites that you have sent. Don’t forget that some of your guests are going to request to bring +1’s as well, so you need to account for this in your number of guests.
There are some venues that have different areas for different sized weddings, so ask about this just to be sure that you’re not missing out on anything. Some places even offer outdoor weddings, so if that’s something you’re interested in make sure you enquire.
A Beautiful Place
The final thing that we’re going to mention is that whatever venue you choose is going to be the backdrop for your wedding photos. This means that you have to take the time to ensure that you like the way that the venue looks from both the inside and the outside. Some people think that seeing as their reception is being held inside, the outside doesn’t matter too much and while it’s somewhat true, we’re sure that you want some stunning outdoor photos of your big day.
Ask the venue manager if they decorate the outdoor space, if they have any photos of how it looks decorated, and any other information that you would like. Most venues will have some kind of portfolio that shows the way the venue looks when it is decorated for a wedding, so make sure to have a look at these so that you can be sure it suits your tastes.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now have a better understanding of how you should decide on the perfect wedding venue. One thing that you have to keep in mind throughout this entire process is that the perfect wedding venue for you is not going to be the perfect venue for someone else, so it’s all completely subjective. Make the choice based on what you and your partner love, and forget about everyone else.