This is one thing you need to make sure you get right.
One of the first things on your wedding planning to-do list is usually booking the venue. But choosing the best wedding venue for you can actually be one of the most difficult decisions to make.
So we want to help you do your homework and make the right decision. Are you ready?
In order for you to choose the best wedding venue for you, you need to know what kind of wedding you actually want. Do you want a beach wedding? Barn wedding? Traditional wedding? Do some research on the venues that are available around your area.
Make sure you talk to your partner about what you both want. Whether it’s a church wedding or an unconventional ceremony, indoor or outdoor and so on. You want to have a clear idea of your overall theme before you even start visiting venues, or else you won’t know what you’re looking for.
A lot of people think the guest list is one of the last things to think about, but it’s actually the first thing to decide. Your venue and suppliers will all be asking how many guests you think you’ll be having, so it’s important to have a rough number in mind.
There’s no point in looking at a venue that only caters for 50 people and you want to invite 100. And on the flipside, there’s no point in looking at venues that can cater for 350 people when you only want a small ceremony. This is important to take into account.
We would definitely recommend initially only viewing around 5 venues. Usually, you know as soon as you step into it that it’s the one for you. We didn’t actually know our wedding venue was a venue as we went to a wedding fair there, but we fell in love with it straight away. It sounds cliche but it’s true!
Make sure you also take your budget into account and take into consideration what different venues offer. Some couples miss out on finding out they’re paying a fortune for a venue when not everything is included.
While there might be a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the best wedding venue for you, you might find that the venue will find you.
And if you need extra help and advice when it comes to choosing your wedding venue, be sure to book an appointment with a consultant at The Wedding Gallery so we can bring your vision to life.