It’s time to make the love you feel for each other official! The date is set and wedding preparations are about to start. Remember, there will be some stressful moments during the prep but don’t forget to enjoy yourself as much as possible. After all, this is your special day and you have all the right to have fun every step of the way. However, if you want to make sure that there’s no reason for stress and anxiety in the first place, you need a proper plan and organization. One of the most important and equally troublesome tasks is booking the right venue for your big day. The following tips will help you make the best decision, so read on.
Before you start looking for a wedding venue, you need to know how many guests you’ll invite to your wedding. In that respect, putting together a guest list comes first. This will be an essential parameter for your wedding venue search. Basically, you can’t pick a venue that’s too small for the number of guests you’ll be expecting.
This particular wedding venue feature is related to the available space as well. However, you may find a spacious venue that simply has no proper layout for what you have planned. Don’t forget, it’s not just about whether all the guests will fit. They have to sit at the tables, mingle, dance and so on. Therefore, you have to make sure that the wedding venue actually provides proper freedom of movement as well as an effective seating arrangement together with a dance area.
Plenty of parking space is one of the essential features of a good wedding venue. However, this can easily slip your mind so make sure to make a note that will remind you to ask for this particular information. In all honesty, the majority of your guests will arrive to the wedding in their own car. Can you imagine how uncomfortable and embarrassing it would be if they had nowhere to park? Even if there is a parking area nearby, you still have to assess just how far that “nearby” is. A lot of your guests will be wearing high heels and the distance from the parking lot to the venue may simply be too much for them.
Your wedding theme
If you plan to organize a themed wedding and the theme itself is very specific, you may want to look for a unique wedding venue. Again, the number of guests is essential in this case, too. However, you have to act fast if you’re set on choosing a really interesting and unconventional place for your wedding day such as a café, school, library, museum, fortress, etc. Once you have your guest list all worked out, you should ask for permission to hold the wedding at your desired place as soon as possible. Also, make sure to check the lighting and acoustics. If a certain place wasn’t meant for large parties, you may find it unsuitable even if it seems perfect otherwise.
Outdoor wedding venues
If your wish is to hold your wedding outdoors, in a beautiful park, at the beach or near the lake, you have to be prepared for not so favorable weather conditions. In order to protect your party from the elements, you may want to consider using a retractable roof pergola to ensure complete comfort of everyone present at your wedding day. Moreover, if you’ll be going for a public outdoor space, you should also expect other people aside from your guests passing by. If that’s not something that you want, look for a private outdoor wedding venue.
Remember, this is your wedding day. Prepare for it the way you and your spouse-to-be feel like it would be the best. Of course, listen to the advice other people have to offer but, in the end, the two of you should make the final decision.