While each little wedding details play a big part in crafting your dream day, there are also some choices that make a more significant impact than others. One of the most important? Your wedding venue!
Maybe you already have some ideas about your dream wedding venue, or maybe you’re still undecided and have nothing in mind yet.
Whatever your situation, in this blog post, we’ve shared five crucial things to consider when choosing a wedding venue. Keep these considerations in mind to help guide you in finding the ideal venue for your big day.
Consider Your Budget:
Your wedding budget will be the foremost thing when it comes to selecting your wedding venue. Before you start looking for your dream wedding venue, you need to have a proper budget plan. Having a clear budget for your venue will help you avoid the frustrations of falling in love with a wedding venue that is out of your budget.
Plus, don’t forget to ask the venue manager exactly what’s included in the booking package. Will they provide rentals(lighting, sounding system, chairs, tables, etc.) and additional styling in the venue contract? Asking these questions in advance will ensure that you do not get stuck with any hidden costs!
Capacity limits can make or break a venue, so you’ll need to have a rough figure of expected wedding guests before starting your venue research.
If there is too much space, the atmosphere will be dull, affecting the overall look and feel. If it’s small, your guests will be cramped and uncomfortable.
Location And Accommodations:
Location and accommodations are other crucial factors you need to look for while choosing your wedding venue. You will probably have a few guests traveling in from out of town and asking for a place to stay before your big day.
When considering your ideal location, weather, comfort, accessibility, flight accommodations, and transportation to and from the venue are essential to you and your guests and should be considered when making your final decision.
Your wedding date is another critical thing when choosing your wedding venue. If you have a preferred wedding date in your mind, it may take some time to find a venue that can accommodate you on that date.
For better availability of your dream venue, you should start looking at your venue 12 to 16 months prior to your wedding date. If you have a dream venue that isn’t available on your preferred date, you might need to look for a new venue or change your wedding date.
Style Or Theme:
Choosing a venue that fits your vision should be your priority number one. What type of event do you want? Do you want something modern or traditional? Will it be formal or informal? These are just a few questions you should ask yourself when setting up your preferred style.
Ultimately, your venue’s style comes down to personal preference. For example, if you want something ornate and formal, castles and large hotels are the best choices. However, if the informal ceremony is your style, barns, country houses, small hotels, and restaurants are great options.