How to choosing the perfect wedding venue is a source of huge stress to most couples - after all, it's your wedding and everything needs to be perfect, right?
You may feel better to know that almost every couple goes through this painful decision making process and if you want to choose the perfect venue at once and make the right choice - these tips will definitely come in handy! After all, there is a gazillion of other important things on your wedding plate to deal with. So, let's make sure we have the perfect wedding venue covered!
1. MAKE a LIST of PLACES YOU’D like to GET MARRIED
If you already have a perfect wedding venue in mind, you probably don’t need to read this. However, if you’re struggling to decide exactly where to get married, the first thing to do is make a list of all the potential venues. This could be your local church, the beach, a community hall or a stately home. Once you’ve made your list, you can then start doing research and discussing the ideas with your partner.
2. RULE out ANY VENUES YOU DON’T AGREE on
Remember that there are two people getting married at the wedding, so it’s important that both of you are very happy with the venue you’re getting married in. Perhaps your partner isn’t as concerned about the venue as you are, or maybe he/she is even more bothered about getting married in a particular place. Whatever the situation, cross off the list any places that one of you doesn’t like.
3. CHECK WHICH VENUES ARE AVAILABLE
If you already have the date of your wedding sorted, call each venue and ask if it is available. If you’re getting married in the summer time, the chances of good venues being booked already is highly likely. This might also be the case if you are booking a venue at short notice. The further in advance you plan your wedding, the more venues which will be available to you. If you want to book your favorite location to tie the knot, start planning ahead.
4. VISIT the VENUES to DECIDE WHICH ONE is YOUR FAVORITE
You might love the pictures, but the atmosphere and ambience in each one will be different when you actually stand inside the building. Once you’ve made your final shortlist of venues you’d potentially like to get married in, start visiting them in person. Think about the distance between your home and the wedding venue, since taking time out to visit each one can be time-consuming and stressful.
5. TAKE YOUR TIME
When you are visiting your potential wedding venues, take your time. Don’t feel rushed by anybody around you and discuss it with your partner to share thoughts and opinions. Take pictures if you are allowed to, since this will help you to make your decision later on if you can’t decide right there in the moment. Don’t be afraid to take notes too, and imagine yourself getting married there. You’ll know when the wedding venue feels right!