If you have recently gotten engaged and are now ready to plan your wedding, determining where you want to have it is essential. The guide below walks you through a few things to consider when picking the right venue for your wedding.
Consider When You Want to Get Married
The first thing you need to do is consider when you want to get married. You do not have to pinpoint an exact date, but knowing which season you would like to get married in will help you narrow down the possible wedding ceremony locations that are available to you. You do not want to get married outside in the cold if you are planning a winter wedding.
Consider How Many People You Want to Have at the Wedding
Next, you need to consider how many people you want to have at your wedding. If you plan to invite a lot of people, you will need to choose a venue that is large enough to accommodate the guests. You do not need to create the actual guest list when you are first choosing your venue, but getting a rough estimate can help you ensure you choose a venue that is large or small enough to suit your needs.
Consider If You Want to Have the Reception at the Same Venue
You need to consider if you want to have the wedding and reception at the same venue or if you would like to have the reception at a different venue. There are many wedding reception venues that provide you with the perfect atmosphere to celebrate your nuptials with friends and family, but are not ideal for the ceremony portion of your special day. If you plan to get married in a church and then want to have a reception somewhere else, be sure that the venue for the reception is somewhat close to the church where you will be married so that your guests can easily find the reception venue after the wedding.
When you go to book the venue location, the associate at the venue will be able to walk you through everything that is included in the booking of the venue and the dates that they have available for your big day. If you are getting married at one place and having a reception at another venue, be sure to coordinate with both venues to ensure that you can book them both on the same day.