Find the Right Wedding Venue
Looking for your wedding venue can be stressful and daunting as there are so many things you need to consider when making your decision. Too often, couples tend to choose a wedding venue for its great view without looking at its practicality. So, I’ve put together a list of some things you need to think about when looking for venues.
Number of Guests and your Budget
Do not choose your wedding venue without knowing the exact number of people attending your wedding. This is essential, as the number of guests has to match the size of the place. You also want to make sure that the cost of the place matches your budget.
Make a List of Potential Wedding Venues
To make your venue hunting much easier and faster, make a shortlist of potential wedding venues. Call them and make an appointment for a visit or tour of the place. It is important that you keep a planner or a checklist so you don’t miss anything as you plan your wedding.
Ask them if they have your date available. If your ceremony and reception are in different locations, make sure both venues are available on the same date. If you are having an evening reception, make sure to stress “evening”. Some venues do two events a day and they might be booked for the afternoon but have the evening available.
Take your wedding theme into consideration when you visit a potential venue. Think about whether the place can match the wedding theme or not. Will you be able to decorate the place without too many problems? Do you need to spend a large amount of money on decorations and flowers just to make the whole place nice?
Check their Facilities
Some couples are too impulsive when choosing their wedding venue, especially when the view is very nice. Aside from a beautiful view, there are a lot of factors that should determine your choice of wedding venue. One big factor is the facilities. Remember to ask them regarding their facilities. How many bathrooms do they have? How far is the parking lot from the venue? Is there a room where the groom and bride can change or rest before the reception? Do they have enough number of chairs and tables for your desired number of guests?
Read the Contract Thoroughly
Make sure that you read the contract carefully. Read all the terms in the contract and check that all of them match what the management staff has told you.