Choosing the best location for your big day is nothing less than a challenge. As soon as the wedding preparations start, the hunt for the most suited venue begins. What facilities will I need in a venue? Will it be convenient for my guests? How will this venue accommodate my wedding? Will it be spacious? And how will it contribute
Does your venue provide full service or not?
Most of the modern day wedding venues provide a range of facilities. From catering to decoration, full service venues will facilitate your planning in every possible manner. There are also some venues that are available without offering any additional services. These types of venues allow you to customize certain aspects of your planning, and allow you to choose vendors of your choice for other services like décor, catering, and other such customizable services.
Pick a theme:
When planning a wedding, many couples already have a general theme in mind. They like the décor, party favors, lighting, and even their outfits matched up in an overall theme. When looking for a perfect location, keep in mind if the venue can accommodate any specifics of your theme. For instance, if you want an ice sculpture at the entrance of your hall, does your venue allow for such additions? What about giant lit trees, is there enough room to accommodate what you have in mind? Have a list of questions with you as you search and visit venues!
It is absolutely fine to ask questions for more clarity! Rather, make a fine list, prepare multiple questions and be curious to know more about venue before finalizing your booking. When planning your wedding, there is no such thing as stupid questions. If you’re paying for a service, it only makes sense to know what you’re paying for. Don’t be afraid to ask questions when visiting a venue.
Determine your budget:
Generally, before picking your vendors, it is always a smart idea to sit down and write out a budget. Discuss how much you are willing to spend, and how much you’re willing to budge a little for that venue you really want. The best way to make sure you don’t land yourself in a sinking hole is to create a budget and stick to it while planning each and every element of wedding.
The guest list:
With the help of a guest list, you can roughly estimate the number of people attending your wedding. Keep this number in your mind while visiting the venue and try to analyze few things. Firstly, check how spacious this venue can be according to the list. Secondly, focus on the comfort level of your guests. And thirdly, try to visualize the entire setting with theme, guests and placement of tables set. Prepare a rough layout in your mind for better clarity.
Yummy in my Tummy:
Fantastic food makes fabulous weddings! If the wedding venue provides services for catering, make a point to check it personally. Schedule time to finalize a menu , and then have a fun time doing taste tests! Ask to see if the in-house caterers can add a special dish for your wedding, or customize according to your choice of ethnic dishes. In the event that your venue does not cater, don’t forget to taste test food from your chosen catering vendor!