Choosing a wedding venue is not a big thing for many couples. The reason is that they have already planned the place where they will be marrying. They sometimes plan it even before they get engaged. However, it is not a cup of cake for everyone.
Here are the seven most important things you need to keep in your mind while selecting your desired venue.
Having a proper budget for your wedding is very important. Never go out of your budget. Surely the guests will be impressed, but you will be left with significant debt. Before choosing anyplace, ask yourself this question “Can I afford this venue for my wedding?” If you can’t, move on. If there is a venue which you know is expensive than don’t add it in the list.
2. Number of Guests
Choose a venue that accommodates the number of guests you are inviting. If the place is too big then it only cost you extra bucks, and if the venue is too small, you don’t want to squeeze all the guests in a tiny place. This will only ruin your wedding. Pick a place that is the right size for your wedding ceremony.
There are two things you can do. You can either choose a date and then search for venues that fit your date or you can select the venue you like and then select a date from the list of days available.
Some venues give you the freedom of choosing the date online. But if you get a bit flexible with the dates, you can find some excellent places at an affordable price. The rest is up to you to decide. You can even select an off-peak time from November to February.
Don’t just go after the beauty of the venue. It is essential but you also need to make sure the venue has parking close by. Also, make sure the parking is big enough for all your guests to park their car.
You don’t want any of your guests to turn back just because there wasn’t enough space. Include a map in the wedding invitation and tell them where they have to park their cars.
5. Meet the team of the Venue
Nowadays, many venues have a team of hardworking and dedicated members. They are responsible for coordinating and managing the whole event in the best way possible.
Try to have a meeting with all the team members. This way you will know what the quality of their services is. You will get familiar with each team members, and you will know about the designated task of each person in the team.
6. Request to see the rule book
Each venue has its own set of rules and regulation. You don’t want to be the one breaking the rules. It is best for you to see the rule book before booking it for your wedding.
Sometimes, wedding venues add absurd extra charges which you do not know about. After checking out the bill, when you ask for the explanation, they say it is already mentioned in the rule book. Make sure you thoroughly read the rule book before finalizing the place.
7. Take your time and read past reviews
There is no need to take impulsive decisions. Take a detailed tour of the venue and then go home and think. You don’t have to decide on the spot. Take as much time you want and then choose your desired place. You can even look at the past review to help you with your decision.