A couple’s wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of their life. With proper planning, you can surely have the wedding of your dreams. One of the most important aspects of any wedding is the venue. After all, it is the place where you will exchange vows and gather friends and family to witness your union. Choosing the perfect wedding venue, therefore, is one of the most crucial parts of the wedding preparation. Sometimes though, even with careful planning, things get overlooked. Below are the 10 most overlooked factors to consider in a wedding venue.
Most wedding venues are accompanied by a strong wedding team to help you out on and leading up to your day. Developing a report with this team can go a long way to making your wedding day run smoothly. Check for things like flexibility on table hire, pick up/drop off times and food service times to avoid blowing your budget in extra fees.
Wedding Ceremony Cost
Do you plan to hold the wedding ceremony and reception in one place? Then you should make sure that the venue is also ideal for your wedding ceremony. Make sure that it is solemn enough so you can focus on delivering your vows come wedding day. Determine whether it will be more affordable for you to host your ceremony at your reception venue or keep them separate. Keep in mind, travel costs, car hire and transport issues for your guests.
Avoid getting a venue that is too small or too big. You don’t want your guests to be cramped. But at the same time, you don’t want to lose the intimacy with a venue that is too big. Be sure to evaluate your number of guests when visiting your venue and inquire about customisable spaces in case of unexpected guest numbers.
You should make sure that the location is not too far from your guests or you may find yourself getting plenty of invitation declines.
Photos and videos will be one of the most lasting souvenirs of your wedding day. This is why your wedding venue should look good in wedding photos and videos. Scout around the venue for romantic backdrops and hidden gems that could be the difference between a good and great wedding album.
Food and Drinks
If food and drinks are included in the venue, then you should make sure that the quality is good. Good venues should let you organise a tasting session before booking the venue to ensure you get what you’re expecting on the day.
If you have guests who are differently abled then you should make sure that the wedding venue is accessible to them. Create a plan to help them get to the reception smoothly on the day.
So you think you have found the perfect venue. But before you celebrate, check first if the wedding venue is available on your wedding date. Some venues need to be booked months or even years in advance. Look for pricing differences between days (some may be cheaper on a weekday). Ensure to check that they are operating on the day you desire.
Some of your guests will probably bring their kids along. You should make sure that the venue is child-friendly. Check with your wedding venue for discounted or allocated children meals to avoid paying full price for your smaller guests.
If you are planning to hold your wedding in an outdoor venue, then you should make sure that it will be sunny on your wedding day. Alternatively, look for an indoor venue with an outdoor area or balcony that will give you that sense of space regardless of the weather.
Keep these 10 overlooked factors to consider in a wedding venue when you start your search.