Securing the perfect wedding venue is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a newly engaged couple. The venue plays an important role in the success of your big day.
Our wedding experts share how you can avoid mistakes and choose the perfect wedding venue.
STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF
With the rise of Pinterest weddings, many couples end up choosing venues they came across on an online wedding. But it’s important not to get distracted and find one that makes you feel authentic as a couple. Choose a space and design that reflects who you are as a couple. Remember, a venue that looks gorgeous in a certain theme might not be the right canvas for yours.
PICK A VENUE THAT ALIGNS WITH YOUR VISION
This might seem like a no-brainer but make it a priority to find venues that fits the aesthetic you have in mind. If you want a wedding that incorporates natural elements, go for outdoor venues like ranches, parks, and backyards. If you want a modern wedding, then look for warehouses, restaurant spaces or art galleries. A venue that aligns with your theme will help you feel more connected to the space on the big day.
CONSIDER THE LIGHTING
Lighting is a key element in any wedding, especially for the photos. If you have it during the day time, make sure it has plenty of natural daylight. If it is in the evening, ask if they allow candles or the like. Make sure there is provision for enough lighting to decorate the spaces and compliment the theme.
CONSIDER YOUR BUDGET
Venue costs are not just limited to the rent for the space. You will have to pay for the floral design and décor. In-house catering also charges per plate. Know your total budget and the approximate cost for executing your design. It helps to break down your overall costs by category so you can have better control over where your money should go.
CONSIDER THE SIZE OF YOUR GUEST LIST
A beautiful wedding venue is no use if it cannot accommodate all your guests. Most venues have a minimum guest count. Make sure your wedding venue has enough space for your large party of 200. It’s also no point spending too much on a large venue if you’re having an intimate ceremony of just family and close friends.
CHECK OUT BLOGS BY WEDDING PLANNERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
Check out blogs by wedding planners and photographers to see wedding pictures on venues that you are interested in. Since these are real photos and not staged, it will give you a realistic idea about how things can look. It will be especially helpful if you cannot visit the venue in person.
MAKE SEVERAL VISITS
Narrow down your choice of venue and visit them two to three times before you make your final decision. Don’t rush to make the bookings. Even when you feel that you are dead sure of the venue, give yourself some time because your wedding venue will affect all other decisions you make about your wedding.