After the excitement of getting engaged has passed, it is time to start planning your actual wedding day, and although there are some decisions that are solely the brides or the grooms will make, the most important one is one you’ll need to make together – and that is your wedding venue.
Because your choice of venue influences just about every other decision you will make for your big day, it is a critical one. But before you start your search for venue – here are a few questions you should ask yourself which will make it a little easier to find the PERFECT destination!
How many guests are you planning to invite?
More guests means you’ll need more space.
What can you afford to spend on a venue?
The more you spend on a venue, the less you’ll have to spend on everything else (including the brides dress and the catering).
Have you seen or heard about any other weddings in that venue?
Being the first to do something is great, but taking that risk on your wedding day is something you might regret forever.
What is the official date of your big day and is the venue available then?
Popular wedding venues are often booked months and even years in advance, so be sure your dream venue is available before sending out invites.
Do you want a rustic, classical, modern, eclectic or sentimental style for your venue?
The theme and ambiance of your wedding day will be determined by the venue, so choose carefully.
Are your guests going to need overnight accommodation?
Weddings at far off locations are wonderful, but if you want everyone to attend, there will need to be accommodation to suit every budget available.
Will the venue accommodates a contingency plan if the weather doesn’t cooperate?
Unfortunately, there is no way to accurately predict the weather in advance, so any wedding venue will need to be prepared for whatever the day may hold.