The wedding venue is the backdrop to your entire big day. Obviously you’ll have an amazing time wherever you get married providing your loved ones are with you, but it’s beneficial to have an awesome venue. You want your venue to make the pictures pop, and help your day to feel even more magical. Consider these things before choosing your wedding venue to ensure you’ve made the right decision:
How Will This Place Look in Pictures?
Assuming you’ve hired a photographer or roped in a friend to help you take pictures, consider how the venue will look. Will the pictures really do the venue justice, or will it look like you’ve got married any old place? You might want to choose the biggest hall out there for your wedding, but if it hasn’t got beautiful gardens and places to take photos, then your album won’t do it justice. That being said, you could get married at your local pub if that makes you happy. Your dress is what will turn the most heads anyway!
Do I Have the Budget for this Venue?
Think of your budget and how much of it you have allocated to a venue. You should take your budget extremely seriously, and stick to it as rigidly as you can. When you fail to stick with it, you can quickly get into debt. Everyone wants the perfect day, but it isn’t these outside factors that make it perfect – it’s you and your partner.
What Features are Included in the Package?
Usually, wedding venues will do packages for couples at different price points. What features are included in the wedding venue, and is it worth it? You might get catering, waiting on, decor, and other things included. You might just get the venue and have to sort everything else out yourself.
Will All of My Guests Fit in the Venue?
You’ve more than likely made a guest list, so consider whether they’ll all fit in your venue. Will the venue be too big? Too small? You might have to cut down on the guest list if the place is small. You shouldn’t expand your guest list if the place is very large, as this can cost you much more money. You might have to upset a few people who thought they were invited if it turns out your dream venue only holds 100 people.
Does My Other Half Like This Venue?
Brides often make all of the decisions without consulting their other half first. Remember, the day is about the two of you. See how your other half likes the venue. What does he think of the other points listed here? Compromise. It’ll be practice for a long, happy marriage!
Am I Doing This for Us as a Couple?
Your mom might want you to get married abroad, while your nan might prefer a church. Forget them. They’re invited, and that’s all that matters. You and your partner need to pick the venue to please yourselves and nobody else!
Have a wonderful day!