Are you newly engaged? We wish that you are endowed will all the happiness and enjoy every minute of your new life. But we also know how stressful questions like ‘where am I going to get married?’ be, especially as the marriage date gets closer.
Choosing a wedding venue is often more daunting than you’d think, but once you find the right location, chances are everything else will fall in place. The venue helps decide the tone and style of everything else at your wedding. However, one thing to be sure of is that you also like the people you’d be working with alongside the place. For stress-free planning and implementation, great service is crucial. Here are certain tips and questions that will help you decide the venue for your dream wedding better:
Make a Guest List
The venue needs to handle the size of invitees, and hence before deciding the venue, you need to make a rough guest list with your fiancée and both your families to help decide on which venue will best suit your requirements.
Talk to a Wedding Planner or Co-coordinator
Wedding planners do this every day. They will know the venues inside out and may know of venues you haven’t heard of. Talk to them and choose a venue, which has hosted similar events in the past successfully. The planner should, however, be someone who understands your requirements and helps you through them.
Do a Little Research
A beautiful venue on Instagram may be sweeping you off your feet, but how the venue looks is only a part of the story in the real world. The pricing, the service, and the location are all important.
Have a Date in Mind
You cannot book a venue without a date. However, to decide which venues to consider, you need to have an approximate date in mind as some venues offer seasonal pricing. So for you to have a clear idea of the cost, the date needs to be told.
Make an Appointment to Tour the Wedding Venue
You cannot randomly visit the venue and expect them to show around as it may be booked for another event. Hence, you must book an appointment for a venue tour and only then go and see around the venue and discuss your requirements.
Think About What is Included
Full-service venues include furniture, crockery, etc., whereas other venues may require you to bring everything. So factor in those costs before finalizing on a venue.
Talk to Previous Clients
One of the best ways to decide on a venue is to talk to a past guest who has just held a similar event with them. Most reputable venues will be happy to offer you a list of references to contact.
Ask About a Rain Plan
Unpredictable weather can be an event spoiler. You need to ask for any rain plans that the venue has and be sure that you are comfortable with them. Be Sure That the Venue Aligns With Your Wedding Vision
Check the venue’s social media platform or ask for photographs of weddings they have hosted previously. You will see how other couples used the space and see if space goes well with your wedding vision.
Ask How Many Events are Held on Property at a Time
You don’t want your guests to be attending another person’s party. Ask whether they hold multiple events at a time. If yes, enquire whether there would be proper signboards and enough staff to handle all the events without chaos.
Think About Food and Beverages
Ask whether the venue is self-catering. If yes, ask about their food policy and menu. The per-plate pricing, too, needs to be discussed. You may have to mention to them if you have certain requirements from the menu.
Think About Your Budget
While the wedding has to be grand, the budget too needs to be kept in mind. In case of going over budget, you could either choose a less expensive venue or cut down on your guest list.
The whole intention of the wedding is that you as a couple enjoy your wedding to the fullest. As long as that is done, the purpose of everything is well served.