So, you just got engaged…congratulations! But now you and your fiancé have a few things to figure out before the big day. One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding is finding and booking the perfect wedding venue. Sometimes it’s easy—the bride, groom, or even the couple together have dreamt about the exact destination they have always wanted to wed at. However, we all know that most of the time…it’s not that simple…and if you’re thinking while you’re reading this, “I have no idea how or where to start choosing my wedding venue!” then you should know that you are not alone, and you have come to the right place! Read on for your go-to-guide in finding your dream wedding venue!
Before deciding on your location, there are a of couple aspects of the wedding that you need to decide on first. For one, you need to decide how many guests you plan to invite to the wedding. This is essential to figure out before hand as different venues accommodate different sized occupancies. It would be heart breaking to be set on a location to only realize later that it is too small or too large for your guest list.
Secondly, you need to determine budget, not only on the wedding as a whole, but also on the venue itself. It’s amazing how much you can spend on the venue alone! It is important that this is decided early on so that you spend your precious time searching for venues that fall within your price range.
Next, you will need to decide on your wedding date! Many of us know that “wedding season” is considered to be between Spring and Fall with many wedding venues charging more and having less availability during these peak times. So it is important that you plan in advance to see what venues are available, within your budget, and can accommodate your guest list when you set your wedding date.
After taking all of these things into consideration, it is now time to choose the location of your venue. This may be a little overwhelming at first, but with time, you and your soon-to-be-spouse will come to a decision that you will both be overjoyed about! There are many different routes to go when choosing the location. This is a quick list of some of our favorite venue types—destination wedding, beach wedding, boat wedding, vineyard wedding, hotel or ballroom wedding, farm or barn wedding… and the list goes on and on. There is a wedding venue that perfectly suites every couple, now it is your turn to find yours!