Picking the perfect wedding venue may be at the top of your list as a newly engaged couple. Your chosen venue plays an important role in the success of your big day so you really have to make the decision right. However, you might easily become overexcited and fall in love with a venue without spending time checking if the place can cater to your requirements. Your chosen venue determines how many guests you can invite, your wedding date, and vendors. Also, it can greatly affect your wedding budget.
When choosing ceremony and reception venues, picture yourself there on the big day. Also, take the building’s style into account, both the interior and exterior. It should work with your wedding theme. These criteria will help you narrow down your search. The following are other things you want to consider when choosing a wedding venue:
You need to decide first whether you want a smaller and more intimate venue or one with a big capacity. The venue’s size is vital and will affect your budget and how your guests will enjoy. Choosing a venue that is too small for your expected crowd will make everyone feel stuffy. Also, picking a very big venue will make people feel lost. It is hard to imagine how an empty venue will look like when filled with tables. That is why you need to visit the place when it’s set up for a wedding. Or you can ask to see photos. The majority of wedding venues have at least a photo book. To ensure you get the right venue size, create a rough list of expected guests to eliminate options that are too big or small.
When choosing the venue’s location, consider where most of your guests will be coming from. If you are tying the knot away from your local area, consider the accessibility of the venue and the availability of accommodation on site or some hotels nearby. You want to choose the location considering your guests’ comfort and experience.
Consider if the venue works with and even improves the aesthetic of your wedding. Are you looking to have it in a glamorous country house or a beautiful mansion? Do you want to have the wedding outdoors? Keep in mind that your chosen venue can have an influence on your choice of wedding dress. Think about the formality of the venue, the way it will be affected by weather, and the available facilities.