Finding the right wedding venue takes a lot of time and research. It can often be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You need to make sure that the venue ticks all the right boxes before you make a final decision.
The wedding venue you pick will influence your budget and the atmosphere on the day. So before you sign on the dotted line, consider these three important things below before you decide on your wedding venue.
1. Wedding Venue Size
Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater for. A crowded reception can be quite uncomfortable. If a wedding venue is too large, it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel. Put an initial guest list together before you start venue shopping so that you can make a better decision.
2. What about the drinks?
Alcohol and drinks are a big part of your wedding. So it’s important to find out whether you can bring your own alcohol and what the costs are or if the wedding venue will supply the drinks. Since you will also need a licensed bartender to serve alcohol, find out whether the venue can assist with this so that you can factor those costs into your final budget.
3. Preferred Vendors
You’re going to be working with several different vendors in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Many wedding venues require you to use their vendors, so find out about this before you make a booking. If they do work with specific vendors, make sure that you’re happy with their experience, style, personality, and pricing. When a venue works with preferred vendors, it does mean they’re confident in their experience and ability to deliver. But it’s more important for you to choose vendors that fit in with your budget and overall preferences.
There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect wedding venue but make sure that it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style as a couple.
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