Choosing the perfect wedding venue is every bride’s dream come true. Your wedding location is among the first things on your wedding planning list and you want to make sure you have all the details you need before you start touring wedding venues, weighing pros and cons.
Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before you start your wedding venue search:
- How many wedding guests are you planning to have?
The number of your wedding guests (even though it’s just an estimate) is very important. With that number in mind, you should carefully select wedding venues that can accommodate all your wedding guests without the venue looking too crowded or too empty.
- How much money are you willing to spend?
There are wedding venues and there are wedding venues. Prices vary from location to location and from season to season, so it’s a good idea to start looking with a set budget in mind. Needless to say, the wedding venue budget should be discussed with the husband-to-be so there are no unpleasant surprises!
- Have you set the date?
Your wedding date will be one of the most special dates in your calendar as a married couple. You may want a winter wedding and be flexible about the exact date or you may be 100% sure that you will get married on the same date of your first kiss. Either way, have this figured out before you start your wedding venue search as it will make it way easier for you to narrow your search.
- Have you decided on a wedding style?
Many brides have been aware of exactly what their wedding will look like since they were 8. Others wait for finding their prince charming (and the engagement ring) before making any pre-wedding plans. Whichever type of a future bride you are, you have to consider your wedding style before you go venue hunting.
- What does my fiancé think?
This is a question you should ask yourself many times during the wedding planning… When it comes to the wedding venue, your future husband may also have some requirements. For example, he may insist on the same traditional venue that was used for his parents’ wedding. Or he may be dreaming of a non-traditional venue (like an old industrial warehouse)! Either way, you’ll have to somehow incorporate both yours and his ideas into the perfect wedding plan you’re about to execute.