Where exactly to have your wedding could be quite difficult. So, to help I have got my own top tips you should follow. From a stylish five-star hotel to the great outdoors you can get married is some great places but by following these tips you can ensure you choose the right venue for your big day.
When choosing your wedding venue one of the most important things to consider is the capacity. This might seem like something everyone should know but you’d be surprised by how many people get to hung up on the purely visual touches rather than focusing on whether a venue can safely hold all their guests. So, don’t get to distracted by aesthetics and opt for something smaller just because it fits the theme. You need to ensure any venue is big enough.
Be Creative with Your Theme
But following on from that point aesthetics are certainly important when choosing a wedding venue, they just shouldn’t be your overriding concern. Remember if a place is in the right location, the right size and available but it just doesn’t match the theme you have in mind you might be able to change that.
You will have more limited options but there are plenty of ways you can dress up a venue to make it better match your ideal wedding theme. Most venues will allow this to some degree so don’t instantly dismiss a venue just because it doesn’t 100% match the theme you have in mind. Instead, think about how you can decorate a venue to make it more fitting.
Think About the Location
The location is very important when choosing a venue because it will dictate how much travel is needed for guests to get to the wedding and then the reception afterwards. No one wants a long journey after the ceremony do they?
Hotels are becoming a popular venue choice because they side-step these issues completely. If you chose a hotel as your wedding venue you can hold the reception in the same place and get married in another location entirely as accommodation will already be taken care of!
Look Beyond Traditional Choices
Churches and registry offices are the two most common locations for weddings but they are far from your only options. Many people consider a church as the traditional choice but you don’t have to stick to traditions, especially if you want something a little more unique and distinct. Whether it’s a hotel, the outdoors or even a museum all kinds of places can be wedding venues these days.
The wedding venue will be one of the biggest expenses of most people’s weddings so try to get a budget for your venue worked out first. It might be tempting to go overboard to get your dream venue but look around and see what alternatives you can find. Sometimes opting for a non-traditional choice like a hotel can net you some big savings.
Always Visit Potential Venues
This is another one that might seem obverse however many people fall into the trap of either relying on stock images online or opting for a venue they have seen before. However, over time this venue might have changed a lot which is why you should always go and visit any potential venue you are interested in.
Have A Backup
Finally, when you have made a choice always try to have a backup or two at the ready just in case. You never know what could happen a building could be forced to close or there could be a booking issue that crops up. So, always have a backup venue in mind.