Planning for your wedding is one of the most exciting times in anyone’s life. The buzz of love and pleasure you get from being engaged stays with you as you enter the early planning stages of your wedding. There are so many things to take care of from there, choosing your wedding dress, picking out a wedding cake, and of course your wedding venue! This is one of the most important parts of your wedding day, and it must be chosen with respect to budgets, in a location that fits you and your partner perfectly, and can accommodate every person that you wish to invite. It doesn’t matter whether there are 10 people at your wedding or 100, the wedding venue has to be the right place for you.
There are a few things you should consider before you go marching into a potential wedding venue and make a choice with your gut. Making a shortlist of wedding venues is a great start, and at this stage it is important that you look at different types of venues and locations, even if you don’t at first think a place is ‘you’. You just never know which wedding venue is going to make your jaw drop and make you fall in love with it.
Get the Capacity Right – This is always going to be a big decision – how many people to invite to the wedding. Some people want a small wedding with just close family invited, others want a lavish wedding with as many people as possible attending. It all depends on your budget, and what the wedding venue can accommodate. You don’t want a room to feel sparse, but neither do you want it to feel too full.
Is the Location Right? – Again, there is a balance to be had here for many people. The dream for some couple is to have a destination wedding, or a venue in a beautiful country home. For others, a central location that is easily reached by all is preferable. Either way, it is important that wherever your wedding venue is, that it is close to amenities, transport links, and hotels for your guests to stay overnight.
What is Your Theme? – A country house might work for the theme you have in mind for your wedding, or maybe you want something a little bit more intimate. Whatever your choice, the wedding venue is an integral part of the wedding aesthetic, and it has to match your wedding dress, the style of the groomsmen, your choice of wedding flowers, and the decorations that you’ll have out on the day.
Ticking off the choice of wedding venue is one of the biggies on the wedding checklist. Now it’s time to look at all the other things, like making an appointment to book your wedding dress, and choosing a wedding cake that you’ll savour on the day and get to take home with you afterwards! There is no excitement quite like organising your own wedding. It is a time packed full of love and hope, excitement and anticipation at what the big day will look like, and how happy you’ll feel. Choosing your wedding venue is a big part of this, and with the right choice your day will be the most memorable in your life.