Wedding Venues & Wedding Reception - How To Choose, Tips, Ideas & Guides
You have found an excellent groom and bought that superb dress. You're anticipating a flawless wedding. You now desire the perfect wedding venue. Choose wisely when finding a wedding venue. It is, after all, where you will share lasting memories with friends and relatives.
Trust your intuition. When you arrive at a certain venue you will automatically have a certain reaction towards it. Trusting your instinct is important. If you have a good feeling about the venue then that's a good start.You will know if a particular venue is right for you or not. You should not, however, leave out the logical choices in choosing a wedding venue. It will have to feel right because you and the man you love will exchange vows here.
Pace yourself. Don't go rushing into choosing the perfect wedding venue. Having a wedding is one of the most important events in your life so you will want to make a wise decision. Try to start looking for a venue about a year before the wedding date if possible. You will then have enough time to make good decisions and alter the venue if something happens.
Think about the size. The venue size is vitally important in your decision. Pick a venue that is too tiny and it will be awkward and annoying. The wedding will lose its intimacy if the venue is too large. The number of guests will dictate the size. You will need a rough idea of how many guests you will plan on inviting before looking for your wedding venue. Try to be as accurate as possible. Don’t just say I want to invite from 200 to 500 guests. Such a large difference in the number of guests would affect venue size.Remember to leave enough space for the dance area. The more guests you have, the bigger space you need to designate for the dance area.
Review the parking area. Many people who have attended weddings complain of limited parking space. Make sure your choice of wedding venue has generous space for all of your guests. Parking may be a minor consideration but it could be the key to a satisfied guest and a frustrated one.
Find out if there are any restrictions on the venue. There might be some type of noise restriction which would hinder your decision to hire a band and have a loud sound system. There are time restrictions on some venues while others let you have a great time all night long. There are even some with restrictions on decorations.
Ascertain whether the venue would allow you to bring your own florist, caterer, decorator, etc because some might have specific professionals and contractors they would like you to use.
Create a diagram of your wedding. Have a setup on paper or your mind before choosing a wedding venue. You have to know where each of the following will be located: reception area, dining area, and seating for guests, etc. Then review whether your venue fits the setup you have in mind.