Choosing the venue for your big day is not an easy task. There is a lot to consider and you will require time and planning to make the right decision. For example, thinking about things like lighting, colours, the view and style of the venue are important. In order to make things a bit easier for you, we have put together some helpful tips that are worth considering before making a call on your wedding venue.
Decide on Your Wedding Style
It is important to decide on the style of your wedding before visiting potential venues. Certain venues may not work for certain themes, for example, if a modern minimalist wedding is what you have in mind, you might want to stay clear of any country type venues. Deciding on the style or theme early on, will definitely make the process of selecting a wedding venue easier. Furthermore, it could perhaps limit the likelihood of you making a bad call on the choice of venue.
Pick Your Budget
Again, this is something which you and your partner need to decide on before you begin the search for your venue. Of course, it is best to stick to your budget but remember that if you happen to fall in love with a particular venue that is slightly over budget, there are options you can consider; for example, slashing the budget for other things or picking an off-peak-season wedding date.
Ensure that the venue you select has parking on site or if not, there is a parking lot nearby which your guests can utilise. Inadequate parking isn’t necessarily a deal breaker, but it may mean spending more time and perhaps money, to figure out a viable alternative.
In most cases, you can tailor a venue to meet your needs when it comes to your big day. However, you still need to be mindful of the general interiors of the venue, for example, things like the colour of the walls, curtains, carpet etc. Most likely, all of these interiors will remain the same for your wedding day so it’s important to be wary of this if you’ve a certain colour palette in mind.
Visit at the Right Time of Day
It is most important to see your venue at the exact time of day that your wedding will be held. This will allow you to get a good idea of how it fares in terms of lighting – something which is vital to consider for photographs as well as ambience. It will also help to get a real feel for the place at the time of day that you will be there on your wedding day, for example, if you visit a venue at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and you are planning to have your wedding at 5 p.m. in the evening, you probably won’t be getting the same view of the venue. Don’t be shy about visiting the venue more than once either.
There are many other things to think about before selecting your wedding venue but the above list of tips will most definitely get you started.