How to choose the prefect wedding venue
Congratulations! You are about to get married and start a wonderful life together. Now that you have found your soulmate, it’s time to start wedding planning. Don’t worry – we are here to guide you through the steps on selecting the perfect wedding location.
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In order to decide who will receive a wedding invitation, you need to determine some important details first:
Head count – how many guests are you going to invite?
Budget – how much can you reasonably afford to spend? This is one of the most important details.
Theme – make sure your theme fits the venue
Weather – consider the season and conditions and that it fits your theme
Date – after you decide on a season, pinpoint a few dates so you have options if your dream location is already booked
Decide if you want a venue near the majority of your guests or if it will be a destination wedding. This might affect your guest list and budget.
Start by making a list of your top ten favorite venues and then begin your online research and check out:
Social media platforms interactions
Photos taken at the venue by different independent photographers
You can also consider all-inclusive packages because the more services they offer, the less you have to worry about!
Once you have narrowed down your venues, schedule a viewing for a guided tour. You want to get a feel for the atmosphere, photo opportunities, lighting and furniture, décor, and outside features, such as gardens.
Take as many photos as possible while you are there so you can refer to them later when comparing locations. Be sure to also bring a list of questions and then make a ton of notes as you go.
A fun part of wedding planning is menu tasting! Be sure that the food and canape selection match your taste and theme.
Now it is time to get a final quote from your top five favorites. Ask for a detailed quote to help you make a well-informed financial decision. Take your time and read through all the terms and conditions and the contract before deciding.
When you are ready to book, there may be a deposit required. Make sure it is refundable and if not, that it is deducted from the final amount.
Ta da! Now you are ready to sit back and enjoy your friends and family on the greatest day of your life!