Deciding on a wedding venue is no easy task, especially if there are dozens of venues to choose from. It can all be quite stressful and frustrating when you’re trying to choose an amazing venue where you’ll marry the love of your life. With that said, we’ll now look at 5 great tips and guidelines that will help you to choose a great venue.
The first tip is to decide on your venue first before you set the date for your wedding. This is because the best venues get booked out many months and in some cases, years in advance. So, if you have your eyes on a particular venue, then you should aim to make a booking as soon as you can, at least a few months to a year in advance. The availability of the venue will determine when you’ll be able to have your wedding.
Next, you should choose a venue that meshes well with the theme of your wedding. For example, if you want to have a very classic wedding, then you may want to choose an indoor venue such as country clubs, ballrooms etc. If you want something outdoors, then you can look at venues such as a winery, hotel overlooking the beach etc. So, it is best to think carefully about your wedding’s theme first before looking at potential venues.
Thirdly, you will have to factor in your budget. The cost of venues vary wildly and some can be as little as $2500 or less to over $40,000. The typical couple will spend about 20% of their wedding budget on the venue, so be sure to do the calculations first to see what is your venue budget.
Our fourth tip is that you should always choose a venue that will have enough capacity for all of your guests. You definitely don’t want to make the venue feel too packed or full since this will be uncomfortable for everyone. It is best to determine how many people will be attending and then choose a venue that supports this capacity.
Lastly, it can be quite a hassle to find a the perfect venue, so it is best to hire a wedding planner who will find a great venue for you. A good wedding planner will make the entire process extremely easy and they will listen to all your wants and needs and find a great venue based on them.
In summary, these are our 5 tips on choosing wedding venues. They will ensure you choose a lovely venue that you will make the most beautiful memories in.