So, you’ve decided to tie the knot, huh? Well, congratulations! This is a really huge step for every couple, and there is no doubt in my mind that you are quite excited about it. In addition to being excited, though, you’re probably also starting to get a bit overwhelmed and worried about all the planning that you have to do.
Perhaps this can help.
I know that all the planning can make you feel quite frustrated, especially if you don’t have enough time to do everything you want, but here’s the thing.
When the planning is done and your special day finally arrives, all the frustration will simply disappear, and you’ll feel happy and glad that you can celebrate your love together with all the people you’ve invited to the event.
Of course, you’ll need to fit all of those people somewhere.
Well, you cannot organize the event at home, can you? There is a huge chance that not all of the people you want to invite will fit there. And, on top of it all, you definitely want something a bit more special than that, since having a wedding at home is not everyone’s cup of tea.
But, if it is yours, then feel free to do it.
If, however, you don’t like the sound of that, then now is the time to start searching for the perfect venue.
This is probably one of the most significant things that you’ll have to do during the planning process. Since you certainly cannot think about decorations, the seating arrangements, or anything else without even having a venue.
So, it’s the first thing you’ll have to choose when planning your wedding.
Well, there is a chance that you might need some help with picking the venue, as it is not as easy as some think.
As mentioned, the first thing you’ll have to do when organizing a wedding is choosing a venue.
Furthermore, it is probably already clear to you that doing that can be a bit tricky. There are just so many great ones out there, and making your final decision can be quite difficult.
I understand that you might be concerned about this and that you might be worried that you won’t be able to make the best possible choice. There is absolutely nothing unusual about that.
Here is the thing, though. If you just use a few helpful tips to your advantage and keep those in mind while searching for a venue, you are highly likely to find and pick the best possible place for you, which is practically what you want.
I’ve mentioned that you should use some helpful tips while going through the searching process and you are now most likely wondering which tips I am actually talking about.
Well, the good news is that I’ll provide you with those right now. Basically, you will find some useful tips below, and those will help you choose the perfect wedding venue.
Here we go.
1. Clarify Your Budget
Whether you’re searching in Los Angeles or looking out for long island wedding venues, it doesn’t; matter what part of the country you are planning; you need to set your budget first.
You should actually settle on a budget that you feel comfortable with. Budgets, especially with weddings, seemed to get blown through very easily. Thinking of it, how many weddings do you know that kept to a budget or spent less than the budget?
I know that you probably already have a number in mind, but here’s what I would advise you to do. Sit down with your partner and decide on a specific budget and give yourself some wiggle room.
Once you do that, you’ll have a better idea of how much you can actually spend on your venue. Thus, your searching process will be much easier since you’ll avoid looking at the venues that will be way out of your price range.
Looking at expensive places that are over your budget might be inspiring but can only get you frustrated. Hence you need to set your budget and stick to it.
2. Settle On A Guest Number
As you probably understand already, the guest number will have a huge say in your actual choice of venue. If you’re having a huge wedding, you cannot choose a place that won’t be able to accommodate all of your guests. This is something that goes without saying, which further means that you will need to settle on a guest number before starting your searches.
Of course, you don’t need to know the precise number just yet, but you do need to have an approximate one in mind to search for places that can accommodate all of your future guests.
In fact, setting a maximum amount of people is the smart way to play it.
3. Clarify a Style of Venue
I suppose that style does play a huge role here as well. I
Well, it does for most people, and there is a chance that it is important for you too. If you’re having a themed wedding, then you want to find a place that will fit right in with the theme.
Even if you’re not thinking about any themes whatsoever, you want to find a venue that will represent your style and that will, well, be to your liking.
Keeping style in mind will certainly help you narrow down your options.
4. Search For Venues Online
After you’ve settled on your budget, the style, and the approximate guest number, you should start searching for the right places online.
Of course, while going through those places, you should remember to take those important factors (additional info) that we’ve mentioned in mind and think about choosing a place that will meet all your needs.
Create a list of all those places that you like, and then work towards narrowing it down while considering those significant factors.
Then lock in times to visit the venues in person to get a feel for them!
5. Read Reviews & Check Out Social
A great thing you can do in the process of narrowing down the list is read some reviews that will help you understand how happy other people were with the venues that you’re thinking of choosing.
After reading some reviews, check out the social presence of the venue, especially Instagram. Search in the hashtags and look for the venue’s current photos and read the comments too.
This should help you narrow down the options!
Choosing a wedding venue is generally not an easy process; there are so many wonderful venues across the USA and abroad.
You need to take your time and really investigate each venue until you have rounded down your options.
Just be sure to clarify your budget, style, and guest list before you start the search to avoid disappointment.
Good luck and don’t forget to take plenty of photos!