Choosing the perfect place to get married can be a big decision. After all, it’s not every day that you get married. Choosing the right venue can make or break your overall wedding. So, it’s important that you consider important factors before making your final decision.
Here are some of the best tips for choosing a location for your wedding.
Check Out The Venue Beforehand
Even though you may feel like you have an idea of what the venue is like in photos, i’s not always the most accurate depiction. Visiting in person can give you a clearer idea of any factors that could pose a problem to your big day.
This stands true for both outdoor and indoor weddings. Are there a lot of trees that could affect lighting? Is it easily accessible for grandma and grandpa with wheelchairs? It’s highly important to visit in-person to get the best possible idea of whether it’s the right location for your big day.
Consider Enlisting a Wedding Planner
Hiring a wedding planner is an extra expense, it’s true. However, it’s well worth it if you have a busy lifestyle. A wedding planner is there to go over all of the details and planning that can be considerably difficult for a non-professional wedding planner to do, and could therefore actually save you money in the end.
They can meet with all of the facility directors for you and attend any in-person meetings to discuss contractual details. Most importantly, they can advise you on factors that you may not have considered.
Even though you may be dead set on one particular location, you should always shop around to be sure. You never know what’s out there until you look for it, so look around for different prices and options. You can’t always assume that the place you have chosen will be available on your chosen date, either. So, don’t put all your eggs in one basket, and get to know all of your options before making your final choice.
Consider Your Guest Count
Even though something may be visually perfect for your wedding, it may not be logistically perfect. Choosing too large of a wedding venue for a small wedding may not feel very welcoming and the large space may feel cavernous. On the other hand, choosing too small of a venue could be a crowded disaster. In short, You want to make sure that your venue is the perfect size for your guest count.
Know the Surroundings
It’s important that you’re aware of any other neighboring venues next to yours that could pose a problem on your big day. For example, if there’s a large concert hall next door, then you want to ensure that there isn’t a big show on the same day as your wedding. Big events near your wedding venue could impact things like parking, and even hotel reservations if it’s a destination wedding. So, make sure that you don’t skip this important step.