Finding the right wedding venue takes a lot of time and research and can often
be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You need to make sure that
your venue ticks all the right boxes before you make a final decision.
Your venue will influence your budget as well as the atmosphere on the day so
before you sign on the dotted line, below are three important things to consider
before you decide on your wedding venue.
- Venue size. Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your
wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater
for. A crowded reception can be quite uncomfortable and if a venue is too
large, it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel. Put an
initial guest list together before you start venue shopping so that you can
make a better decision.
- What about the drinks? Alcohol and drinks are a big part of your
wedding so it’s important to find out whether you can bring your own
alcohol and what the costs are or if the venue will supply the drinks.
Since you will also need a licensed bartender to serve alcohol, find out
whether the venue can assist with this so that you can factor those costs
into your final budget.
- Preferred vendors. You’re going to be working with several different
vendors in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Many venues
require you to use their vendors so find out about this before you make a
booking. If they do work with specific vendors, make sure that you’re
happy with their experience, style, personality, and pricing. When a venue
works with preferred vendors, it does mean they’re confident in their
experience and ability to delivery but it’s more important for you to
choose vendors that fit in with your budget and overall preferences.
There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect wedding
venue but make sure that it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style
as a couple.