Choosing your ideal wedding venue is possibly one of the most important aspects of planning your wedding. Your venue is where you and your guests will spend most of their time so it needs to be well thought out and meet all of your needs. The worst thing about wedding guests can be their criticism of your wedding. Here’s a list of the 5 most important factors to consider when planning your wedding venue.
Tip 1: Choosing a location
Are you having a destination wedding or sticking to the local options? Wherever you decide to host your wedding, you want your guests to arrive – unflustered and ready to enjoy the celebration. If it isn’t easy to get to or you haven’t given them enough time to plan their travels, you might have fewer guests arriving than you had anticipated. Destination weddings mean you also have to factor in things like ease of getting there for guests, accommodation, and maybe even some events for all the guests who are in the area on the days surrounding your wedding.
Tip 2: What is your budget?
This is the most brutal and honest aspect of planning your wedding. Don’t set yourself up for heartbreak by adding venues to your list that are out of your range of funds available. Stick to your budget by researching what is included in the price of hiring the venue. It might be easier to choose a venue that has all-inclusive packages to limit your use of outside service providers.
Tip 3: Pick a date
The more flexible you are when picking your ideal wedding date, the easier it will be to find the ultimate wedding venue within your budget. Consider if you will be planning for a wedding in peak season or not (usually the spring and summer months) or if you’ll be going slightly against the grain by picking a winter wedding date. Allow enough time for people coming from far away to plan their travel and accommodation.
Tip 4: The number of guests
Inviting people to your wedding goes very much hand in hand with your wedding budget. Think about how many people you can realistically afford to invite once you have researched the different packages available at the venues you are considering. You will know if a big or a small wedding will suit you best. It is your special day and you get to choose who makes it onto your list.
Tip 5: Boho or chic?
Once you’ve decided on the rest, think about the type of wedding that will make your dreams come true. The wedding venue should set the tone for the type of decor that suits you and the style you are going for. There are so many options to go for so make sure your venue will match your choice perfectly.
Make sure you have a look at all of the beautiful venues listed on our directory to make your choice just that bit easier.