The wedding day is a special day where family and friends come to celebrate with the couple. A lot of planning needs to be done in preparation for the day. This includes choosing a date, sending out invitations, picking out a wedding planner and service providers like the photographers, videographer, caterer, selecting the gown and theme of the wedding. One vital step is deciding on the venue for the wedding. A bit of research needs to be done to find the perfect wedding venue. Below is are some tips on how to.
Finding The Perfect Wedding Venue
It is important to determine what you needs are. What are you looking to get from the venue? Are you looking for an elegant ballroom feel, a beach stretch such as at Azure beach weddings in Thailand, a cozy restaurant, an outdoor feel or a traditional family home feel? Your need will help guide the kind of venue you will be looking for. Also, look for a venue that aligns with the vision of your wedding day.
It is important to know your guest list. Knowing your guest list will help one pick a venue that can accommodate the particular capacity. Otherwise one will have headaches down the road where the venue is too small for the guest. It is essential to start early, have conversations with each other and also your parents and determine what the guest list will be. For some venues, costs will be pegged on the number of guests.
Having a budget will help you look for venues that you are able to pay. It is important to decide what amount you are willing to spend and let it guide in finding the perfect venue. Know what you are able to afford, stay within that amount and do not set unrealistic expectations.
Consider the location of the venue. Will the guest be able to access the place? How is the transportation to the venue, will the venue have ample parking for your guest. If the venue is a far off destination, does it provide the kind of facilities that will allow your guest have a good experience?
Does the venue provide any extra facilities? These can be equipment, chairs, tables, lighting or linen. If the venue offers this, it will be an added advantage to your costs.
Finally, find out whether there are any restrictions for using the venue. For instance, what is their catering policy does one need to use the in-house caterer exclusively or is there another option.