Wedding planning is one of the most memorable yet time-consuming and potentially stressful time in a couple’s life. The pressure and the desire to pull off the perfect wedding while keeping both parties happy is not surprising at all. Right at the centre of this is choosing a wedding venue. Finding the perfect wedding venue is far more complicated than you think.
Wedding venues dictate how the wedding will go, and as such a lot of deliberation goes into choosing a suitable venue for your perfect wedding. Many factors need to be at the front of your mind while checking out various options, and lots of things need to align before a couple can say “QABOOL HAI” to the place.
Here is a quick guide to what you should consider when hunting for the perfect place for your BIG DAY!
One of the first things you should consider when looking at wedding venues is pricing. This will determine if it is even an option for you or not. Some places will quote a price per guest; some will offer you a flat rate for using the site, and some will have different packages available. Usually, the packages give more value for money instead of per head charges. It would be best if you also asked to clarify the price quoted includes the place offers catering, or they can direct you to vendors who will provide you with discounts based on their recommendations.
The wedding venue has to have enough capacity to host all your guests including a few wedding crashers. It is essential that you have an estimate of how many guests you expect at your wedding. You don’t have to have a complete list of wedding guests you want to invite before you look at venues, but you should have an estimated number of invitees on hand. Some beautiful and affordable sites have minimal capacities and will not be suited for a large wedding.
The location of potential wedding venues is of importance. You want a place that is convenient for both of you and your guests. It should be somewhere accessible because you don’t want your guests to be late or for them to get lost. You should also consider if the venue required travelling and how that affects your plans for the big day. It also has a parking space to accommodate all your guests’ vehicles as well.
4. Alternative options.
If you are planning an outdoor wedding, find out how your wedding venue deals with sudden weather changes. What kind of arrangements they offer? Are these arrangements free or will they mail an extra invoice? This is an essential factor to check because you do not want a panic attack when it shows signs of rainfall on your wedding day.
You do not want any surprises on your wedding day. Find out what previous couples that used the place have to say about it. Double-check their reliability. Please do your homework and do it well.
There are so many things that can go wrong when choosing the correct wedding venue for your important day, but following just a few of these tips will ensure that you’ve covered all your basics before making a big commitment.