Choosing the right wedding venue is something that seems to be different for everyone. Some people like the lavish and others just want a place that means something to them. Just looking around your local area you will find a huge range of venues covering every price point but what should you be looking for to make sure that you not only get the most bang for your buck but you also end up with someone you will forever look back on and be happy with your choice.
Choose somewhere to suit your personalities
Each couple that gets married in unique and so it is a good idea at the start of the journey to sit down and work as a team to try and find somewhere that covers both of your tastes. So no matter if you decide to go with a luxury setting ( click here ) or even a beach one both of you will be happy that with the choice made.
Stick to your budget
This can be easier said than done when planning a wedding but having a limit (or at the very least a ballpark figure) that you are not willing to go above will end up paying off in the end. It’s very easy to get caught up in the moment when you are being shown around the venue and sign on the dotted line right away but ALWAYS walk away and give yourself a day or two to think about things practically.
It’s a good idea to have some sort of idea about your guest list when looking at venues. It’s no good looking at quaint locations with next to no room which are super personal if you want to bring 80 people with you to the ceremony. Talk to the owners about what other people have done if they want to bring more people along and you might be surprised by their ideas that give you the best of both worlds!
Keep an open mind
Not every venue that you see will blow you away, that’s going to be a given. Keep your mind open to different ideas, themes and locations if possible, as you may be surprised at what you find as some unexpected venues could actually make your perfect wedding day and you will never know unless you go to these places in the first place!
Visit more than once
As I mentioned above never sign on the dotted line on the day of visiting. Sometimes It can be important to not only take a day or two to think but also to visit the venue at different times. Maybe at a weekend to see how busy it is or at nighttime to get a feel for how things would be when the drinks start flowing. Remember that choosing the venue will have a HUGE knock-on effect in terms of other things such as your budget for food and accommodation for guests so it’s really work taking time to think about it!