If you were to close your eyes and imagine your big day, what exactly do you see?
The location is most likely going to be one of the most important decisions you are going to make. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing the venue for your wedding.
Before choosing the perfect venue, it’s a good idea to have an estimated number of guests you plan to invite. Knowing a rough idea will help narrow down your search from day 1.
You will of course be adding your own sense of style to the venue you chose however there are lots of aspects that cannot be changed. It’s best to choose somewhere not too far from the style and feel you envisage for the day. For example a marquee wedding is probably not the best option for a black tie affair.
Unless you are lucky enough to work with an unlimited budget, money is certainly an important factor to consider. From my experience it’s best to have lots of questions to ask such as what’s included in the package they offer and what additional costs there will be.
All venue are different and through research you will realise what your likes and dislikes are. Look into each venue in detail as some locations provide the likes of tables, chairs, glassware and others may just provide the space meaning everything else will need to be hired.
Don’t be afraid to ask about cleanliness and upkeep of the venue. For example what kind of staffing will there be on your big day? Make sure their standards match yours.
Of course Oh So Perfectly Planned wedding planners will be on hand should you wish to include us in this part of the process. In the meantime, we hope you have as much fun at this part of the planning process as we do.