Finding the perfect venue can be one of the greatest challenges of the entire wedding planning! There are so many different things to consider: do they offer catering, décor packages, or in-house entertainment? Is there a minimum guest requirement? If it is an outdoor venue, is there an indoor backup location? Now don’t get overwhelmed, take a step back, remember you’re getting married to the love of your life. Let’s start from the beginning. Yes, this may be a lengthy process with crossing off venues one by one, but once you find the perfect venue, it’ll feel like a huge step in the right direction. Here are three of the most important decision to make, to take your search for the perfect venue in the right direction:
1. What is your budget? Wedding expenses are infinite, decide on your budget and stick to it. The wedding venue along with food and beverages can account for upwards of 60% of your budget.
2. How many guests are you looking to invite? Knowing the approximate number of guests is extremely important. You don’t want to book a venue one year prior to the big day with a maximum capacity of 50, later invite 150 guests, and be forced to start looking for a new venue only a few months out from your wedding day.
3. How do you envision your wedding? To narrow down your search, really think about what you want. A whimsical and casual Sunday brunch wedding or maybe a formal ballroom sit down? Knowing what your perfect wedding is to you will help you find the venue that is perfect for you.
Have you found your perfect wedding venue yet? Let us know which venue you chose and why below!